Bluegrass Fans Convene in Louisville

The 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Awards show takes place Thursday (Oct. 17) as part of World of Bluegrass Week in Louisville. Patty Loveless and Ricky Skaggs host the awards presentation at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Ralph Stanley, the Del McCoury Band and the Down from the Mountain soundtrack are among the top nominees. The awards show will also honor this year’s Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor inductees — record label executive David Freeman and mainstays of the New England bluegrass scene, the Lilly Brothers & Don Stover. This weekend (Oct. 18-20) also brings the Bluegrass Fan Fest at the Galt House in Louisville. The talent lineup is a who’s who of bluegrass, including IIIrd Tyme Out, the Del McCoury Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, J.D. Crowe & the New South, Tim O’Brien and the Yonder Mountain String Band. 10/16/02