Photo by John Patrick Gatta


The 15th annual Aiken Bluegrass Festival has revealed that the Del McCoury Band will lead its lineup, alongside acts like Keller and the Keels, Billy Strings, The Larry Keel Experience and more.

The event is scheduled for May 10 and 11 at South Carolina’s Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, and organizers have planned a number of special sets from Billy Strings’ Psychedelic Circus – featuring the Cris Jacobs Band – to an Old and In the Way tribute led by Terrapin Mountain.

Rising string band Horseshoes & Hand Grenades are slated to play two sets at the festival, as will Michigan-based singer Lindsay Lou.

“The Aiken Bluegrass Festival was started 15 years ago by Steve and Jeannie Groat as a fundraiser for a local therapeutic horseback riding program, Star Riding,” reads a press release from event organizers, explaining its charitable origins. “We are happy to continue that tradition this year with our partnership with Great Oak Therapeutic Riding.”

For tickets and more information visit the event’s official website.

Check out the full lineup below: