Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Punch Brothers, Trampled by Turtles lead 2012 RockyGrass lineup - Reverb

News: Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Punch Brothers, Trampled by Turtles lead 2012 RockyGrass lineup

Planet Bluegrass announced the preliminary artist line-up this morning for its 40th annual RockyGrass Festival, and the July 27-29 event is already full of the names fans have come to expect from the roots music promoter.

Sam Bush will be there, as will Bela Fleck and Chris Thile. Who else? Read on.

As reported before, RockyGrass – and Planet Bluegrass’ other two festivals, including the Telluride Bluegrass Festival – continues to sell tickets at a record pace. The promoters said that they’re pacing well ahead of last year’s record-setting April sell-out. Currently, three-day tickets are on sale via bluegrass.com.

This year’s RockyGrass line-up (so far) includes Sam Bush Bluegrass Band, Bela Fleck featuring Alan Bartram, Jason Carter, Ronnie McCoury an Danny Paisley, Tim O’Brien & Friends, Seldom Scene, Punch Brothers, Peter Rowan, Lonesome River Band, Trampled by Turtles, Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press, The Infamous Stringdusters, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper featuring Dale Ann Bradley, Jessie McReynolds & the Virginia Boys, Chris Thile & Michael Daves, Noam Pikelny & Friends, Bluegrass Etc., the Hillbenders and 23 String Band.

Click here to revisit Reverb’s coverage of the 2011 RockyGrass festival.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.

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