The Del McCoury Band sings "Get Down On Your Knees And Pray" in 2002 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
McCoury has been playing bluegrass for 50 years, and has won numerous awards and earned critical acclaim in that time. He won a Grammy award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2006, and has won multiple awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association. The Del McCoury Band is a true family affair, as McCoury plays alongside his two sons.
Shemekia Copeland has opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined numerous festivals, including the Chicago Blues Festival, and won critics' choice awards from both The New York Times and The Times of London. Her second album, "Wicked," was nominated for a Grammy in 2000.
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage have been nominated for multiple Grammys, including Best Bluegrass Album in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010. They have also won multiple awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as other bluegrass awards.
The other newly announced bands for the festival are:
- Taj Weekes and Adowa
- Joanne Shaw Taylor
- Melvin Taylor
- The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker
They will join Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Dan Tyminski, who were previously announced for the festival.
Tickets will go on sale mid-summer: $10 for the day and $15 for the weekend. Tickets on the day of the event will cost $15 for the day and $25 for the weekend. For the Whole Hog VIP lounge at Forge and Vine, day passes are $125 and weekend passes are $195.