An Afternoon of Bluegrass
Tap Your Toes to Award Winning Artists at Completely Free Concerts
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 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.
The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now, yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It’s a unique sound that has earned three Grammy® nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention that seems to perpetually elude acts entrenched in niche genres.
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!