OWENSBORO - Some of the hottest groups in bluegrass music will perform live at the 8th Annual "Bluegrass Returns to Its Roots Festival" April 2-4 at RiverPark Center in Owensboro.
This year's star-studded event will be presented at RiverPark Center's Cannon Hall, seating up to 1,500 for each performance. The center is adjacent to the International Bluegrass Music Museum.Among the artists set to participate are Dailey and Vincent (2008 winner of 6 IBMA awards, including Entertainer of the Year), Dale Ann Bradley (2008 IMBA Female Vocalist of the Year), Steep Canyon Rangers (2006 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year), (Grammy nominated artist) J.D. Crowe and the New South, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeepers (2008, 2007 Instrumental Group of the Year), Bradley Walker (2007 Male Vocalist of the Year), Lonesome River Band and The Josh Williams Band.
Michael Cleveland has won Fiddle Player of the Year six times and Instrumental Album of the Year three times and has won 12 IBMA awards. Lonesome River Band's Sammy Shelor has won the Banjo Player of the Year four times. Josh Williams is the 2008 Guitar Player of the Year. More special guests and events will be announced.