By Travis Clark
There’s a situation brewing – a Bluegrass Situation to be precise. The bluegrass, folk and Americana festival will take place October 10 and 11at the Ace Hotel Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The festival is being hosted by the Bluegrass Situation, an online hub for news related to bluegrass, folk and Americana music. The Situation aims to create unique and quality content covering everything from folk rock to roots in a variety of locations across the country. At its heart is the music festival, a hub of exciting and passionate talent.
The Children’s Cancer Association will set up a booth on site at this year’s festival and receive a portion of ticket sales proceeds. One dollar from each ticket sold will go towards the Association, along with proceeds from a silent auction that will take place.
The festival boasts an impressive line-up of young artists over its two days. The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Josh Ritter and Willie Watson are slated to perform Friday, while Lord Huron, Blind Pilot, Shakey Graves and Langhorne Slim will round out the bill on Saturday.
Actor Ed Helms of “The Office” and “The Hangover” trilogy is the pioneer of the Bluegrass Situation. He’s also an accomplished bluegrass musician whose passion for the genre runs deep.
“The roots music scene in Los Angeles has been exploding for some time, so in 2010, Largo founder Mark Flanagan and I decided it was time for a serious Bluegrass Situation,” says Helms. “At this rate, I predict bluegrass music will eclipse the movie industry in Los Angeles in about six months, give or take.”
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