Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival Announces Spring Event

Article Contributed by East Public Re… | Published on Monday, November 29, 2021

The Industrial Strength Bluegrass Festival is now a THREE-Day indoor event featuring the best in bluegrass, gospel and roots music entertainment. March 24th, 25th & 26th, 2022 – don’t miss Blue Highway, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers, Appalachian Road Show, High Fidelity, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Larry Stephenson Band, Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, The Primitive Quartet, Chosen Road, The Wayfarers, Master of Ceremonies, Blake Williams, and your hosts Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers. All at The Roberts Centre, Wilmington, OH, just off I 71, exit 65, centrally located less than an hour from Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton.

What is "Industrial Strength Bluegrass"?

This title refers to bluegrass music created or connected to southwestern Ohio. Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Dr. Neil V. Rosenberg first used the phrase over thirty years ago describing the music made by those of Appalachian heritage who landed in the Cincinnati/Dayton region and made music that has been celebrated around the world. The Osborne Brothers, Jim and Jesse, Red Allen, Larry Sparks, Jimmy Martin and other Bluegrass Hall of Fame members lived and performed in  the Miami Valley for a portion of their careers. Flatt and Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Dave Evans and many others recorded in Ohio recording studios. The Boys From Indiana, The Allen Brothers and The Radio Ramblers among others past and present, began their career in this region. And Joe's dad, the late Paul “Moon” Mullins, featured ALL of this music and its history on radio and on stages for decades.