February 15-17, 2013
Asheville's annual Bluegrass First Class will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Resort near downtown Asheville. This 3-day event will feature well known and top nationally recognized bluegrass music performers, such as The Bluegrass Album Band, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, The Grascals, The James King Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Lonesome River Band, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and Will Clark & 10 Feet Deep.
On Saturday you'll want to be sure not miss our local comedian Dillon! Sunday Morning will feature a free "Gospel Show" beginning at 9AM in the sunken lobby.
Many of the area’s finest musicians from the hot local bluegrass scene, along with new, up and coming bands, will be on hand for an unparalleled weekend of superb music performances. In addition to the Grand Ballroom stage shows, many artists will entertain audiences in the cozy sunken lounge, providing fans with an opportunity to listen to the music of these musicians in a close, intimate setting. Up close and personal you’ll be with your friends - right in the middle of the stars with all conveniences nearby.
The Crowne Plaza Resort will be dedicated to bluegrass for the entire weekend. All of the hotel’s rooms will be occupied by bluegrass fans; and all of the facility’s meeting rooms will be set aside for picking and jamming. There is a “quiet” block consisting of a few sleeping rooms which the hotel has set aside for those who wish to relax in a no-jamming zone.
Everyone staying at the Crowne Plaza Resort must purchase a minimum of 2 tickets per room, maximum of 4) and have a minimum 2-night stay of Friday and Saturday. All tickets associated with Crowne Plaza room reservations must be purchased before checking in (even if you have advance reservations). All persons having Crowne Plaza reservations will be guaranteed the availability to purchase a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of four (4) tickets per room reserved.
For tickets and more info: www.bluegrassfirstclass.com