Wintergrass 2012 will have a variety performers that are nominated for 2011 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards.
Entertainers of Year- The Grascals, Female Vocalist of The Year-Claire Lynch, Song of the Year-“I Am Strong” by The Grascals,Recorded Event of the Year-“I am Strong” by The Grascals,Banjo Player of the Year-Kristen Scott Benson of The Grascals, Bass Player of the Year-Mike Bub performing with Tim O’brien, Guitar Player of the Year-Cody Kilby of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and Bryan Sutton performing with Tim O’brien
And the big nomination for Wintergrass itself is ” Wintergrass Youth Orchestra Gala; February 2011″ for the Bluegrass Event of the Year!
This year, Molly Adkins of Salem, Oregon a band member of The Bluegrass Regulators and a Wintergrass Youth Academy Youth Instructor was one of only two recipients of this scholarship. This is a great honor and major accomplishment!!!
The Grey Fox Bill Vernon Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to talented and motivated students who are involved in bluegrass music and who demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Past recipients have included Casey Henry, Bill Evans, Kristin Scott Benson, Rushad Eggleston, Amanda Kowalski and others.
The Bluegrass Regulators were also one of only a few bands selected to perform in the International Bluegrass Music Association’s formal showcase. They will be performing on Monday September 26, 2011 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
The discount deadline has been extended until Sept 30th 2011. Tickets are available at this link http://www.acousticsound.org/tickets.html