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

Tap Your Toes to Award Winning Artists at Completely Free Concerts

An Afternoon of Bluegrass

We consider the Bash to be 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 is pleased to bring you top International Bluegrass Music Association award winners and Grammy Nominated acts

The Boxcars

The Boxcars in six years have become a household name in the bluegrass world. They were nominated for a Grammy in 2013. International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Instrumental Group of the year 3 times. IBMA 2011 Emerging Artist of the Year, Adam Steffey has won the IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year 11 times and Ron Stewart IBMA Banjo Player of the Year in 2011. This band is known for their tight performances, great vocalist and incredible breaks. The band is made up of Adam Steffey, Manolin-vocals, Ron Stewart, banjo/fiddle-vocals, Keith Garrett, guitar-vocals, Harold Nixon bass-vocals and Gary Hultman, dobro-vocals.

Good bluegrass indeed! The Boxcars are 8 time IBMA winners and the album has garnered a GRAMMY NOMINATION for Best Bluegrass Album in the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out will celebrate 25 years of making ground-breaking music when the band commences their 2016 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 over 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 there is a limit on the number of cars an hour that can make it in and out of the parking area.

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

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