2013 lineup

Seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) "Vocal Group of the Year" , Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will be making their first appearance at the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival in 2013. In addition to their IBMA awards, the Bristol (Tennessee) based group has four Grammy nominations and has won more than 20 major bluegrass music awards in it's more than 30 years of existence. Quicksilver will appear on Sunday only.



The 2012 IBMA winners for "Album of the Year" (Heart of a Song) and "Song of the Year" (A Far Cry From Lester & Earl), Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice will also be on hand. Junior, who hails from Ferrum (Virginia), and his band will be appearing on the CIEU-FM stage for the second time, having been here in 2011. The band will be appearing on Saturday and Sunday.
2013 Grammy nominees for "Bluegrass Album of the Year" (Scratch Gravel Road), the Special Consensus will be making their début in New Richmond in 2013. The Chicago-based group has been a bluegrass favorite for more than 30 years and will be on stage on Thursday and Friday (Aug. 20 & 30).
Always a fan favorite, Ray Legere & AcousticHorizon, will be on hand on Saturday and Sunday. One of Canada's most accomplished musicians, Ray and his band will be in New Richmond for the seventh time.
Nashville's Tennessee Mafia Jug Band will appear on Thursday and Friday. TMJB combines old-time bluegrass music with a touch of humour to provide one of bluegrass music's most original shows. The band has become very popular with the New Richmond crowd in it's three prior appearnaces and the band's members now consider themselves adaptive Gaspesians.
One of bluegrass music's most talented up and coming bands, and winners of the 2012 IBMA Momentum Award, Monroeville will be at the festival for the first time in 2013. The Gatlinburg (Tennessee) based group combines progressive a bluegrass/acoustic country and is sure to be a hit in 2013.
Bo Isaac & the Rounders will be making their second appearance in New Richmond in 2013. Based in Grayson (Kentucky), the Rounders were here in 2011 under the name "Summertown Road" and were a big hit with the crowd as well as with the field pickers who they joined in late-night jams.
The Clemville Kids will be back at the festival for their traditional Thursday and Saturday "After Hours" shows in the barn. The Gaspesian group combines bluegrass and old-time country music and is always a hit with the crowd.
Trenton, Ontario's Hard Ryde will also be at the festival for the first time in 2013. One of Ontario's top bluegrass bands and winners of five Central Canada Bluegrass Music Association awards in 2012, Hard Ryde is sure to be a hit with the New Richmond crowd.

More bands will be added to the lineup in upcoming weeks.
The 11th New Richmond Bluegrass Festival gets under way on Sunday August 25, 2013 with the opening of the campground. The Gaspesian British Heritage Village, an 82-acre historical village where the festival takes place will be open for activities all week and evening shows, jams and field pickin' are planned Sunday to Wednesday. Main stage shows will get under way on Thursday morning and continue through Sunday evening.
Rough camping (no services) is free all week with the purchase of a weekend pass.
For more information, visit the festival website at www.NewRichmondBluegrass.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NewRichmondBluegrass.