2021 Line-up

Evanston Bluegrass Festival 2021:


It is with deep regret that we must announce the postponement of the Bluegrass Festival until 2022.

Facing a series of Covid-related setbacks at this time, we feel this is the best course of action for all parties involved. We wish you all health, safety, and happiness in the interim.

We are already hard at work on our 2022 event, please stay tuned for updates!


Hillfolk Noir

Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from part folk, part bluegrass, part string-band blues, part punk, and most certainly wholly kickass.

Hillfolk Noir


Molly in the Mineshaft

“Newgrass” group Molly in the Mineshaft finds a perfect balance between celebrating the diverse musical heritage of bluegrass music and presenting it with a new twist. They’ll wow the audience with their upbeat take on traditional favorites from around the world, mixed with roots-inspired original compositions. 

Molly in the Mineshaft


Jalan Crossland

Jalan Crossland is nationally acclaimed by audiences, critics, and his musical peers as being a premier acoustic guitarist, banjo player, singer-songwriter, and engaging showman. His 2017 album, “Singalongs For The Apocalypse”, won Wyoming Public Radio’s People’s Choice – Album Of The Year award. 

Jalan Crossland

“An endemic Wyoming treasure.”
Rita Basom, Wyoming Arts Council


Blue Canyon Boys

Whether calling on their old-timey musical roots or reconnoitering the future, The Blue Canyon Boys’ musical prowess never wavers. This is a high lonesome sound at its best: a driving pulse that weaves through harmonies and fierce rhythms, always with the reminder that as long as the music plays we are never quite alone.

Blue Canyon Boys

High Octane Colorado Bluegrass


2021 Headliner

Charm City Junction

From dance-inducing Old Time rhythms and foot-stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving Bluegrass, Baltimore-based acoustic roots quartet Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they’ll go next. The band is comprised of four of the most talented and promising young musicians in the country: Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion, and Alex Lacquement on upright bass. 

"Carrying on the torch of interesting, rootsy music."

Charm City Junction

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