Tonight in Raleigh!


This week KGB’s hometown of Raleigh, NC is hosting the Internationl Bluegrass Music Association’s World of Bluegrass! Yesterday was only day one of the week-long events, and the band has had a blast so far welcoming friends from around the world to Raleigh, playing two official showcases, catching some wonderful seminars on the music business and seeing lots of amazing music in the downtown clubs. The trend will continue tonight with a 7:00pm performance at The Pour House Music Hall! If you live in the Triangle area or are visiting for the first time we invite you to come catch our show and stay for a wonderful night of music. There are 8 stellar bands on the Wednesday night lineup, music starts at 6pm and goes until 2am and it’s only $10 at The Pour House door if you don’t already have a Bluegrss Ramble wristband or conference registration.

We hope to see you in Raleigh this week! Check ut our Tour page for a list of all of our shows!

2013, New Shows and IBMA!

Happy New Year to you all! The Kickin Grass Band is proud to announce new shows for the 2013 season. Take a look below to view our calendar. We are excited about the touring season and are looking forward to seeing you on the road.

In other news, The International Bluegrass Music Association annual conference, World of Bluegrass, will be held this fall in our hometown of Raleigh, NC! We hope that you will support this wonderful event and visit our fantastic city for any or all of the conference, awards show and festival…there’s something for everyone at this awesome week of bluegrass! Feel free to contact the band if you have any questions about the Wold of Bluegrass in Raleigh or visit the IBMA website at https://ibma.org/

And here’s a great video montage of the Kickin Grass Band and Nu-Blu performing at WinterFest 2012 and welcoming the IBMA World of Bluegrass Events to Raleigh next year: Kickin Grass Band and Nu-Blu at Winterfest, 2012

Thanks again for all you do to keep American music alive and well!

2013 IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC

From The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music:
The International Bluegrass Music Association announced its plans today to move its World of Bluegrass events to Raleigh, North Carolina for the next three years, 2013-2015. World of Bluegrass Week includes the four-day IBMA Business Conference, the International Bluegrass Music Awards Show, and the three-day Bluegrass Fan Fest. The annual industry summit/bluegrass family reunion draws over 16,000 fans, artists, and music industry professionals from around the world for the week-long event, with an estimated 8,000-10,000 coming from outside the region. World of Bluegrass provides opportunities for showcasing, professional development, and networking at the largest concentrated week of powerful, live bluegrass music on the planet.
The following World of Bluegrass dates have been announced, with the option for a five- or seven-day event each year:

September 23 – 29, 2013
September 29 – October 5, 2014
September 28 – October 4, 2015

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Image, from left to right: Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane; IBMA interim Executive Director Nancy Cardwell; IBMA Board of Directors Vice Chair Jon Weisberger; NC Banjo Player Terry Baucom; IBMA Board Member & Knee Deep in Bluegrass Radio Host Cindy Baucom; IBMA Board Member & PineCone Executive Director William Lewis; Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau CEO Denny Edwards. Photo credit: Jamie Dawson, Kickin Grass Band

IBMA and New Shows!

Hello friends in music,
The Kickin Grass Band is back in the good ol’USof A! We had an unbelievable experience in Canada, check out our Facebook Page for photos!

We have been hard at work on our upcoming album and have cut 10 songs so far with more to do. Jerry Brown at The Rubber Room in Chapel Hill, NC has been great to work with, as always! We are trying out our new material at upcoming shows so be sure to come out and let us know what you think!
Take a look at our schedule for all of our upcoming dates, here’s a few coming soon!

Thursday September 22nd, Baltimore Civic CenterĀ 

Saturday September 24th, Aiken Bluegrass Festival, Aiken, SC

Sunday September 25th, Pawley’s Island Festival of Art and Music, Pawley’s Island, SC

September 26-28th, IBMA’s World of Bluegrass, Nashville, TN

Also, we have been busy booking more shows to wrap up the ’11 season. Take a look at our Tour Page, we have added new dates in Newport News, Va and will be playing at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival on Friday October 7th!

Just a reminder…don’t forget our 10 Year Anniversary Gala Event on January 14th in Durham, NC, more details to follow. We will be posting new shows on our website on a regular basis so stay tuned!

If you would like to book The KGB, contact Jamie Dawson at band@kickingrass.com
Keep on picking!
The Kickin Grass Band