Weekend full of music starts May 30 at Niles Bluegrass Festival

Chance Smith

NILES, Mich. -- The 2024 Niles Bluegrass Festival kicks off May 30 with carnival rides, arts and crafts, food, games, and a full schedule of musical performances. 

The festival takes place downtown Niles at the Riverfront Park Ampitheater from Thursday until Sunday. All concerts are free to attend.

Niles Bluegrass Festival Schedule:

Thursday, May 30

  • 4:20 p.m. - Grateful Living, Katy Monroe, P. Scott Smith & Friends.
  • 6 p.m. - Ben JAMMIN’ and friends
  • 7 p.m. - Cosmic Countrymen Trio
  • 8 p.m. - PScott and the Prairie Dogs
  • 9 p.m. - Cosmic Countrymen
  • Stage closes at 10 p.m.

Friday, May 31

  • 4 p.m. - open mic
  • 5 p.m. -The Red Bud Ramblers
  • 5:45 p.m. - Backwater Revival
  • 6:30 p.m. - The Red Bud Ramblers
  • 7:15 p.m. - Backwater Revival
  • 8 p.m. - The Erly
  • Stage closes at 10 p.m.

Saturday, June 1

  • Noon - Niles Groove School
  • 2 p.m. - Daniel Cole Dailey
  • 3 p.m. - NILES BLUEGRASS BAND
  • 4 p.m. - Watershed Ramblers
  • 5 p.m. - Jesse Manns & and the Bluegrass Band
  • 6 p.m. - Watershed Ramblers
  • 6:50 p.m. - NILES BLUEGRASS BAND
  • 7:40 p.m. - Jesse Manns and the Bluegrass Band
  • 8:30 p.m. - Fillmore's Ladder, Niles legendary jam band
  • Stage closes at 11 p.m.

Sunday, June 2 (Music is performed in memory of Audie Blaylock, a bluegrass friend.)

  • 11:00 am - Spero House Christian service.
  • 1:00 - John Lee & Friends
  • 2:30 - Deadwood
  • 3:20 - PScott & The Prairie Dogs
  • 4:20 - Next Paige
  • 5:20 - DEADWOOD
  • 6:10 - Tribute to Jimmy Martin with PScott, The Prairie Dogs & friends.
  • 7:00 - Next Paige
  • Stage closes at 8 pm

*All concerts, artists and times may change without notice*


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