Venice Airport Festival Grounds A Finger Lickin' & Hot Pickin' Good Time! Free Parking / Free Admisssion!

A Finger Lickin' & Hot Pickin' Good Time!
Venice Airport Festival Grounds
Free Parking/Free Admission!

APRIL 20 & 21, 2018

Fri 5pm-9pm | Sat 10am-6pm

An Afternoon of Bluegrass

Tap Your Toes to Award Winning Artists at Completely Free Concerts

An Afternoon of Bluegrass

The Bash is like one big family outing. Lots to eat, fun and games, things to see and discover, but it wouldn't be complete without a great afternoon of the best bluegrass has to offer. Well, we have that too! The Suncoast BBQ and Blugrass Bash presents top International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning and Grammy-nominated acts

Volume 5

Volume Five is certainly blazing a red-hot trail on the bluegrass scene with their live stage performances and chart-topping albums. Their newest release, Drifter, on Mountain Fever Records, demonstrates various styles of bluegrass earning the band critical acclaim from media, radio and peers. The album made its debut on the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Album Chart and has achieved significant radio success this year with four tracks charting and two singles reaching number 1 on the Bluegrass Today Top 20 Chart.

Good bluegrass indeed!

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will celebrate 27 years of making ground-breaking music when the band commences their 2018 touring schedule. Moore is the International Bluegrass Music Association’s most awarded male vocalist, taking home the award a record five times. Joined by four unequivocally talented musicians with Wayne Benson on mandolin, Justen Haynes on fiddle, Keith McKinnon on banjo, and Jerry Cole on bass, this band continues to bring fresh music to the ears while staying true to the tradition that has made them an industry favorite for more than two decades.

Lonesome River Band

Lonesome River Band’s enduring career includes 17 albums, three of which were released in 2012 in celebration of the group’s 30th anniversary. The band received the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award for Instrumental Recorded Event of the Year for their song “Angeline the Baker” from their CHRONOLOGY Volume One album along with Sammy Shelor taking home his fifth win as the 2012 IBMA Banjo Performer of the Year. Lonesome River Band has received other awards from IBMA including Album of the Year, along with numerous awards from SPBGMA including being named Bluegrass Band of Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Song of the Year and Shelor as Banjo Player of the Year.

Be sure to bring your chairs or blankets to relax and enjoy the show!
Of course, plenty of food and beverages, including ice-cold Budweiser will be available!

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We're located in Venice, FL at the Venice Municiplal Airport festival grounds

Venice Airport
610 Airport Ave E.
Venice, FL 34285

Parking Guide

Because of single-road access to the parking areas, the number of cars that can enter and egress in an hour is limited.

ENTERING – During peak hours, three lanes will enter the parking at the gate. Please stay in designated lanes and follow instructions from the parking attendants. A shuttle service to the entrance gates is available.

EXITING – Follow the marked driveways. Do not cut across for there is numerous soft sand areas.