Winter Bluegrass Jubilee
The Winter Bluegrass Jubilee, an all-day indoor music festival, will be held January 26 at Pickens High School. Regional bluegrass bands will perform, including Blue Highway, who has earned 28 collective IBMA Awards, 6 SPBGMA Awards, one Dove Award, and three Grammy nominations as a band, plus two Grammy Awards among its current members. There will also be an artisan & craft fair, Appalachian life workshops, food vendors, jamming rooms, contra dancing, and a silent auction. The Winter Bluegrass Jubilee is a fundraiser for YAM, the Young Appalachian Musicians, which teaches more than 300 kids how to play traditional Southern Appalachian Music by ear on the banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and guitar. This year also celebrates YAM’s 10 year anniversary.