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Bluegrass Ramble Concert schedule

WOSU 89.7 Bluegrass Ramble

Music Showdates.

Last Update June 21, 2024

Please send updates or corrections to Chris Johnston via email at johnstonteam@hotmail.com Since schedules can change due to cancellation or weather., before traveling to an event please call to confirm with the show venue that the show is still a go. Although COVID restrictions have been lifted, please note that schedules could be tentative should the virus return. Not responsible for errors and omissions.

Standing Date Shows:

Third Friday through October—Vern McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass at Fibonacci Brewing Company 1445 Compton Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45231. 7-9 pm. Free

Every Thursday (except holidays) TNT Bluegrass at American Legion Post 285, 108 Waters Street, Hebron, OH 7-9 pm

Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday, Frosty Morning at American Legion Post 285, 108 Waters Street, Hebron, OH. Music begins at 6:30.

First and Third Monday each month. Doug Fox and the Cedar Hill Bluegrass Boys at VFW Banquet Hall, 1131 Sugar Grove Road, Lancaster, OH. 6:30-9:00 pm.

Every Wednesday Vern McIntyre's Appalachian Grass at Vinoklet Winery, 11069 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, OH 6:30-8:30 pm.

3rd Sunday of every month, Wahlhalla Ramblers at Combustion Brewery and Tap Room, 2971 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 3-6 pm.

Jams:

Every Monday, 6-9 p.m. Jam Central Ohio at Summit Music Hall, 2210 Summit St., Columbus.

Every Thursday Jam at Dick’s Den, 2147 N. High Street. Call 614-268-9573 for details and time.

Every Wednesday (except the 3rd Wednesday of the month) 6-9 p.m. Linden Aerie Eagles 2252 at 3800 Westerville Road, Columbus.

Every Tuesday, weather permitting, Vam-Jam at the Famous Old Time Music Company, 1196 Moss Millville Rd. Hamilton, OH 6-8 pm. Note: This is an outdoor event. Cancelled if raining.

Every Thursday each month 6-8 p.m. slow jam at Violet Church, 8345 Blacklick Eastern Road, Pickerington.

Third Saturday each month 11 a.m.-5 p.m. jam and music workshops at Clinton Heights Lutheran Church, 15 Clinton Heights Ave., Columbus.

Every Saturday: Bluegrass Musicians Supply, 1370 South High Street, Columbus, OH. 10 am - 3 pm

Every Tuesday: Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree in Mt. Sterling. 5-7 pm

Beginning June 20th, monthly jam sessions at Thomas Auction Center, 176 South Main Street, Fredricktown, OH. Free. 7 pm

Second Thursday of the month: First Baptist Church of Richwood, fellowship hall, 101 East Ottawa Street, Richwood, OH 6 pm

Shows with specific dates:

June 21—Gipson & Fitz at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

June 22—Vern McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass at Unwood Park, 104 Wellington Place, Cincinnati, OH. 10 am to noon. Free event.

June 22—Silver Grass Band at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

June 22—Kaintuck Band at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

June 22—Mt. Blanchard Bluegrass Festival, Island Park, Mt. Blanchard, OH hosted by Lincoln Highway Bluegrass Band. Other bands throughout the day. Music from 1-11pm

June 22 & 23—Billy Strings, part of the lineup at Buckeye Country Superfest, OSU Stadium, Columbus, OH. Tickets and additional info at buckeyecountrysuperfest.com

June 26—Red, White & Bluegrass featuring the Relentless Mules at Coventry Senior Living Center, 3240 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, OH 5-7 pm

June 28—The Woodpickers at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour. 1248 W. 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

June 28—My Brother’s Keeper at Natalie’s Grandview, 945 King Ave, Columbus OH. Doors open at 8. Music begins at 9.

June 29—Bluegrass at the Farm featuring Kauffman Road, Slippery Creek, and Drivin’ 23 at Blystone Farm, 8677 Oregon Road, Canal Winchester, OH Music begins at 11 am.

June 29— Ramblin Bluegrass at Loose Rail Brewing, 37 West Waterloo Street, Canal Winchester. 7-10pm

June 29—Pinnacle Ridge at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

June 29—My Brother’s Keeper at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

June 29—Vern McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass at Garber Nature Center, 9692 Ohio 503 North, Lewisburg, OH. 7-9 pm. Free

June 30—The Goldberrys at Comfest, Goodale Park, Gazebo Stage. 1 pm

July 5— Ramblin Bluegrass at Loose Rail Brewing, 37 West Waterloo Street, Canal Winchester. 7-10pm

July 5—Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers at Sonnycalb Fireworks Festival, Shawnee Park, 591 South Park Drive, Xenia, OH 7 pm

July 6—Vern McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass at Ottawa Metro Park, 2632 Ada Road, Lima, OH. Free admission. Showtime 7 pm.

July 6—Red, White & Bluegrass at

July 7—Mark Whitt & Truegrass at Combustion Brewery & Taproom, 80 W Church St. Pickerington, OH - 4PM

July 9—Old Crow Medicine Show and Molly Tuttle at Rose Music Center, Huber Heights, OH 8 pm

July 10— Hayseed Dixie (Rockgrass) at Natalie’s Grandview, 945 King Ave, Columbus, OH Doors open at 6:30. Music Begins at 7:30.

July 11—Berachah Valley at Montgomery County Fair, Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton, OH. 1 pm

July 11—Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper at Kent Stage, 175 East Main Street, Kent, OH. Doors open at 6:30. Music begins at 7:30.

July 12—Lorraine Jordan at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

July 12—Vern McIntyres Appalachian Grass at Hamilton’s Urban Backyard, 501 Main Street, Hamilton, OH 7-10 pm. Free. Bring a lawn chair.

July 12— Wahalla Ramblers at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour. 1248 W. 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

July 12-13— Poston Lake Bluegrass Festival, 4774 Jarvis Rd, Guysville, OH featuring Friday- Hillbilly Chic, Waverly Run, Shortline Junction, Kauffman Road and Cedar Hill Bluegrass Boys. Saturday- Open Rail, String Therapy, Open Highway, Appalachian Swing, Forked Run Bluegrass Band and Red Brush. Info: 740-590-6077.

July 13—Blue Note at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

July 13—Wrygrass at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, Kauffman Plaza Stage, 96 South Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 11 am -12 noon.

July 13—The History of Bluegrass with Tom Ewing, Michael Streissguth, & Fred Bartenstein at the Columbus Book Festival, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 96 South Grant Ave, Meeting Roon 3b, Columbus, OH. Moderated by WOSU Bluegrass Ramble Hosts Rich Baker and Brent Davis. 2:30-3:30 pm

July 19—The Mighty Troubadours at Natalie’s Grandview, 945 King Ave, Columbus, OH Doors open at 7. Music begins at 8.

July 19—New Grass Station at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour. 1248 W. 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

July 20—Borrowed Time at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

July 20—Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at the Ohio Valley Opry, 15 West Main Street, McConnelsville, OH (Twin City Opera House). Two shows. 4 & 8 pm.

July 20—Mark Whitt & Truegrass at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

July 25-27—7 Mile Bluegrass Festival, Pickaway County Fairgrounds, 415 Lancaster Pike, Circleville, OH featuring Grascals, 7 Mile Bluegrass Band, Williamson Branch, Dave Adkins, Larry Gillis, Kauffman Road, Little Roy & Lizzy, Tim Coffey & Elk Ridge, Kevin Prater, Roger Brown & Borrowed Time, Drivin’ 23, Junction 144, Deeper Shade of Blue, Mudnight Storm, Ma Crow, Union Town, Burns & Moore, Slippery Creek, My Brothers Keeper, Paul Bryant & Kentucky Border. More info at 740-801-0834 or 7milebluegrass.com

July 25—Kevin Prater Band at Rowdy’s Smokehouse, 465 Ralph Street, Jackson, OH 7 pm.

July 26—Deeper Shade of Blue Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

July 26—Sweetwater Band at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour. 1248 W. 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

July 27—Sugar Creek Bluegrass at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Aug. 2—Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, The Travelin’ McCourys and The Slocan Ramblers at Bluegrass & Brew, Main Street Commons, 103 West Main Street, Fairborn, OH 6 pm

Aug. 2—The Price Sisters at Peoples Bank Concert Series, in front of People’s Bank Theater. Outdoor Event. Free 6 pm. Lawn chairs welcome.

Aug. 2-4—Grassfire Festival, Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, Garrettsville, OH featuring Greensky Bluegrass, Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Peter Rowan Band, Travelin’ McCoury’s, Donna the Buffalo, Rumpke Mountain Boys, Becky Buller, The Steel Wheels, Slocan Ramblers, Fireside Collective, David Mayfield Parade, Brown Chicken Brown Cow String Band, Desert Hollow, Whiskey Drinks, Flyin Jays, The Chatfield Boys, Sugar Mules and more.
Music begins at 8 am each day. Pop up camping is available. RV camping sold out.

Aug. 3—Leftover at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

Aug. 3—Willow Creek at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Aug. 4—Berachah Valley at City of Beavercreek Summer Concert Series, Dominick Lofino Park Amphlitheater, 640 Grange Hall Road, Beavercreek, OH 7 pm

Aug. 4—Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder at Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheater, 5968 Marietta Road, Chillicothe, OH. Doors open at 6 pm.

Aug. 8-10—Cutting Up The Creek Bluegrass Festival, Elkins Creek Horse Camp, 223 Twp. Rd. 225 East, Pedro, OH. Feauturing Thursday Union Town and Drivin’ 23. Friday Kody Norris Show, Hammertown, The Next Page, Pickin’ Pair and 7 Mile Bluegrass. Saturday Lonesome River Band, Fenced In, Crabgrass, Poverty String Band and New Outlook. Info: 740-643-2416.

Aug 9—Mark Whitt & Truegrass at Byrnes Pub, 1248 W. Third Ave, Columbus, Ohio - 7PM

Aug. 10—Lafferty Pike at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Aug. 10—New Mountain Heritage at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

Aug. 16—Ramblin Bluegrass at Byrnes Pub, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus. 7-9 pm

Aug. 16-18—Little River Bar & Grill Bluegrass Festival, 5627 Oregonian Rd, Oregonia, OH. Band lineup being finalized.

Aug. 17—Bill Purk & Friends at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Aug. 17—Tim Shelton Syndicate at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

Aug. 17—Sugarcreek Bluegrass at Lynd Fruit Farm’s Peach Festival, 9753 Morse Road, Pataskala, OH 1-3 pm

Aug. 18—WOSU presents Bluegrass at the Barn, Linden Aerie Eagles, 2252 Westerville Road, Columbus, OH. Featuring IIIrd Tyme Out, The Kody Norris Show & Po’ Ramblin’ Boys. Jamming too. Begins at 1 pm.

Aug. 23—Woodpickers at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour. 1248 W. 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

Aug. 24—Blackwater at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

Aug. 28- Sept.1—Sam Jam Bluegrass Festival, Pike County Fairgrounds, Pikeville, OH featuring Thursday: David Mayfield Parade, Dave Adkins Band, Lonesome River Band, The Grascals And Gary Nichols Band. Friday: Tidalwave Road, Turning Ground, Tim Shelton Syndicate, Tim Shelton Syndicate (with Ronnie Bowman), Balsam Range and Scythian. Saturday: Drivin' 23, Blue Mafia, Amanda Cook Band, The Goodwin Brothers, The Steeldrivers and Sideline Revisited(Featuring Steve Dilling, Skip Cherryholmes,Troy Boone, Bailey Coe, and Daniel Greeson). Sunday: Wild Son
(Other performances TBD). Music begins each day at 1 pm.

Aug. 30—Boneyfiddle featuring Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Bobby Maynard Family Band and Steve Perry. 112 2nd Street, Portsmouth, OH. 8 pm. Free event. Bring a lawn chair.

Aug. 30—Ramblin Bluegrass at Loose Rail Brewing, 37 West Waterloo Street, Canal Winchester. 7-10pm

Aug. 30—Other Brothers at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour. 1248 W. 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

Aug. 31—Shawn Osborne & Hillbilly Tradition at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

Sept. 3—Mark Whitt & Truegrass at Miami University Hamilton Campus, 221 High Street, Hamilton, OH. 7 pm

Sept. 6—Gipson & Fitz at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

Sept. 6—Town Mountain at Woodlands Tavern, 1200 West 3rd Ave, Columbus, OH 7 pm

Sept. 7—Rocky Creek at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Sept. 7—Lincoln Highway Bluegrass Band at Thomas Auction Center, 176 S. Main Street, Fredricktown, OH. 7 pm

Sept. 12-14—Mohican Wilderness Bluegrass Festival, Mohican Wilderness Campground, 22462 Wally Road, Glenmont, OH featuring Thursday: Northwest Territory, Hunter Skeens and The Forerunners and Deeper Shade of Blue. Friday: Lincoln Highway Bluegrass Band, Caroline Owens, Crabgrass and Bourbon Revival. Saturday: Echo Valley, David Mayfield Parade, Kristy Cox & Grasstime, Breaking Grass and The Cleverlys. Music begins at 3 Thursday, 2 Friday and noon Saturday.

Sept. 14—Laurel Mountain at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Sept. 14—Caroline Owens at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

Sept. 28—Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers at Back Yard Jamboree, Caesar Ford Park, 520 South Stringtown Rd., Xenia, OH 4 pm

Sept. 28—Pinnacle Ridge at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Sept. 29—Fast Track at Sterling Bluegrass Jamboree, 26 East Main Street, Mt. Sterling, OH. Doors open at 5. Music begins at 6. Info: 614-323-6938.

Sept. 29—Kevin Prater Band along with Five for the Gospel at General Assembly of God, 2021 East River Road, Newton Falls, OH. 12 noon. Free event.

Oct. 5— Ramblin Bluegrass at Loose Rail Brewing, 37 West Waterloo Street, Canal Winchester. 7-10pm

Oct. 10—The Jerry Douglas Band at Kent Stage, 175 East Maun Street, Kent, OH. Doors opens at 6:30. Music begins at 7:30.

Oct 18— Ramblin Bluegrass at Byrnes Pub, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus. 7-9 pm

Oct. 19—An afternoon with Peter Rowan at Furpeace Ranch, 39495 St Clair Rd, Pomeroy, OH 45769. 4 pm

Oct.19—Kentucky Heritage at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Oct. 26—Daniel Dye & The Miller Road Band at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Nov. 1—Gipson & Fitz at Byrne’s Pub Bluegrass Happy Hour, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 7-9 pm

Nov. 2—Kevin Prater Band at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Nov. 7-9—Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival featuring Thursday: Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, The Kody Norris Show and Rhonda Vincent & The Rage. Friday: Cutter & Cash and The Kentucky Grass, Heather Alley & Lincoln Mash, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, The Wyatt Ellis Band, Don Rigsby & The Fly By Knights, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers and The Seldom Scene. Saturday: Industrial Strength Bluegrass Mandolin WorkshopHosted by David Harvey & Friends,  All-Star Mandolin Mash, East Tennessee State University's Bluegrass Pride Band, Nothin' Fancy, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Balsam Range and The Next Paige. Music begins Thursday at 6 (Doors open at 4), Friday at noon (Doors open at 10) and Saturday doors open at 10. A fan feast charity breakfast at 10:30. mandolin workshop at 11:30 and music begins at 12:30.

Nov. 9— Ramblin Bluegrass at Loose Rail Brewing, 37 West Waterloo Street, Canal Winchester. 7-10pm

Nov. 9—Blue Note at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Nov. 16—Berachah Valley at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Nov. 20—Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at Memorial Hall OTR,

Dec. 7—New Mountain Heritage
at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music begins at 7 pm.

Dec. 13— Ramblin Bluegrass at Byrnes Pub, 1248 West 3rd Ave., Columbus. 7-9 pm

Dec. 14—Lafferty Pike at Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH. Music from 2-4 pm.

2025

Jan. 10—Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers at the Marysville Winter Bluegrass Series, Cornerstone Global Methodist Church, Burnside Family Life Center, 207 S. Court St., Marysville, OH. Doors open at 6. Music begins at 7. Info: 937-642-4712.

Jan.26—The Ruta Beggars at Moon City Events Center, 1208 Lunar Drive, Wapakoneta, OH 7 pm

Mar.14—Rhonda Vincent & The Rage at the Marysville Winter Bluegrass Series, Cornerstone Global Methodist Church, Burnside Family Life Center, 207 S. Court St., Marysville, OH. Doors open at 6. Music begins at 7. Info: 937-642-4712.