Big weekend for bluegrass in South Jersey

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives.

Bill Monroe, Ralph Stanley and Lester Flatt were on the bill of the first Delaware Bluegrass Festival, in 1972. The event was held annually in Bear, Del., from ’72 to ’89, but moved to moved to New Jersey — more specifically, the Salem County Fairgrounds in Woodstown — in 1990, changing its name to the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival. It has remained there to this day.

This year’s edition of the festival — its 44th! — takes place Sept. 4-6, and features Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Sierra Hull, Blue Highway, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, The Gibson Brothers and other bluegrass, country and roots luminaries. Other attractions include a children’s stage, a jamming area, and music and clogging instruction. For information, visit delawarevalleybluegrass.org.

SEPT. 4

1 p.m.: Red Wine
2 p.m.: Rebecca Frazier and Hit and Run
3 p.m.: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
4 p.m.: The Gibson Brothers
6 p.m. Red Wine
6:50 p.m.: Rebecca Frazier and Hit and Run
7:40 p.m.: The Gibson Brothers
8:30 p.m.: Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailbazers
10:15 p.m.: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

CHILDREN’S STAGE
1 and 3 p.m.: Michael Rosman (comedy and juggling)
2 and 4 p.m.: Todd Crowley (music)

SIERRA HULL

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SIERRA HULL

SEPT. 5
1 p.m.: Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice
2 p.m.: David Holt and Josh Goforth
3 p.m.: Sierra Hull
4 p.m.: Blue Highway
6 p.m.: Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice
6:50 p.m.: David Holt and Josh Goforth
7:40 p.m.: Sierra Hull
8:30 p.m.: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives
10:15 p.m.: Blue Highway

CHILDREN’S STAGE 
1 and 3 p.m.: Chris Capehart (magic)
2 and 4 p.m.: Todd Crowley (music)

SEPT. 6
11 a.m.: CabGrass (from the Cab Calloway School of the Arts)
11:30 a.m.: Kids Academy Showcase
Noon: Tater Patch
1 p.m.: Dan Paisley and the Southern Grass
2 p.m.: The Railsplitters
3 p.m.: Jim Hurst
4 p.m.: Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
5 p.m.: Sister Sadie

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