We are ardently working on construction of an all new website here from ground zero. Last year, I had several personal issues occur here at home that financially drained me and monopolized my time as well. However, I did indeed keep track of what was going on in the music world and everything that was transpiring as well.

Folks, right now I shall be honest. I cannot promise a TOP 50 OF 2022, or any year end lists as of now. I had to salvage what I could of my Muddy Roots article ( which is coming ), as well as some ALL NEW logos, merchandise and a logo release party in 2023. All I can basically do at this juncture is move forward and recover as much old information as I can. Thusly right now my website will be called Gary Hayes Country Migration until we can re name it and totally delete the old site that got infected.

With all of that being said, please enjoy these festivals for 2023 that have provided me with functional dates and times. We heavily support all of these festivals on this website for many reasons. This is my personal favorite way to find some new bands to enjoy while re connecting with some of the older ones I haven’t seen in some time.

I promise you my friends, I will be out and about in 2023….see you in the trenches!

Musicfest At Steamboat Springs January 7th – 12th
30A Songwriters Festival January 13th – 16th
Mile 0 Fest January 24th – 28th
Winter Wonder Grass Colorado March 3rd – 6th
Luck Reunion Festival March 16th
South By Southwest March 10th – 19th
Chilifest Music Festival March 31st – April 1st
Winter Wonder Grass March 31st – April 2nd
Bluegrass Heritage Festival April 14th – 16th
Two Step Inn April 15th – 16th
Old Settlers Music Festival April 20th – 23rd
Backwoods At Mulberry Mountain April 20th – 23rd
Cottonfest April 20th – 23rd
Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival April 24th – 29th
High Water Festival April 15th – 16th
Merlefest April 27 – 30th
Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend April 27th – 30th
Calf Fry May 4th – 6th
Charm City Bluegrass May 5th – 6th
Red Dirt Barbecue Fest May 6th
Moonrunners Music Festival May 6th – 7th
Lower Town Arts And Music May 12th – 13th
Luck Reunion March 16th
Motorcycles And Music Festival May 18th – 21st
Freshgrass Bentonville May 19th – 20th
Fallsburg Summer Stage May 19th – 20th
Bluegrass In The Bottoms May 20th – 21st
Sleeping In The Woods Songwriter Festival  May 19th – 21st

Rooster Walk

Roosterwalk May 25th – 28th
DelFest May 25th – 28th
Dark Star Jubilee May 26th – 28th
Western Swing Out May 26th – 29th
<Texas Music Revolution June 2nd – 3rd
Railbird Music Festival June 3rd – 4th
Pondstock At Lake Hedtke June 1st – 3rd
Riverbend Music Festival June 2nd – 4th
Back Country Fest June 2nd – 4th
Camp Greensky June 3rd – 5th
Back 40 Music Festival June 5th
Palisade Music Festival June 9th – 11th
Black Diamond Music Festival June 9th – 10th
Chinook Fest June 8th – 11th
Hog Farm Holiday June 9th – 11th
Weiser River Music Festival June 15th – 17th
Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival June 15th – 17th
Moccasin Creek Festival June 22nd – 25th
Hwy 30 Music Festival June 21st – 24th
Jackalope Jamboree June 21st – 23rd
ROMP June 21st – 24th
Festival Of The Red June 22nd – 24th
Blue Ox Music Festival June 22nd – 24th
Red wing Roots Music Festival June 23rd – 25th
The Jenny Brooks Bluegrass Festival June 22nd – 25th
Rislo fest
The Peach Music Festival June 29th – July 2nd
Roostertail June 30th – July 1st
The Great Blue Heron June 30th – July 2nd
Winnipeg Folk Festival July 6th – 9th
Pickin’ On The Picnic July 6th – 9th
4848 Music Festival July 13th – 15th
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival July 12th – 15th
The Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival July 14th – 17th
The Windy City Smokeout July 13th – 16th
Under The Big Sky Music Festival July 14th – 16th
Master Musicians Festival July 14th – 15th
Faster Horses Music Festival July 14th – 16th
The Summer Music Festival July 13th – 15th
Nelsonville Music Festival July 21st – 23rd
Little Sandy Shakedown July 21st – 22nd
Rumble Down Music Festival July 20th – 22nd
Headwaters Country Jam July 27th – 28th
Floydfest July 26th – 30th

Red Ants Pants July 27th – 30th


Peacemaker Festival July 29th – 30th
Pickathon August 3rd – 6th
Boots And Hearts August 10th – 13th
Braun Brothers Reunion August 10th – 12th
The Neon Nights August 11th – 12th
The Symco Hot Rod Weekender August 11th – 13th
The Pagosa Bluegrass Festival August 11th – 13th
Kokefest August 4th – 5th
Hinterland August 4th – 6th
Podunk Bluegrass Festival August 10th – 13th
Hoxeyville Music Festival August 18th – 20th
Fayetteville Roots Music Festival August 25th – 27th
Hot Rod Rock And Rumble August 24th – 27th
River City Roots Music Festival August 25th – 26th
Earl Scruggs Memorial Music Festival Sept 1st – 3rd
Yake Music Festival Sept 2nd
Cavemen Music Festival Sept 1st – 3rd
Muddy Roots Music Festival Sept 1st – 3rd
Bristol Rhythm And Roots September 9th – 11th
Diamond Stone September 9th – 11th
Park City Song Summit September 7th – 9th
Old Tone Music Festival Sept 7th – 10th
Moon River Festival September 9th – 10th
Huntington Arts And Music Festival September 10th – 13th
Walnut Valley September 13th – 17th
Pickin’ In The Pines September 15th – 17th
Americanafest September 19th – 23rd
Vine Grove Bluegrass Festival September 20th – 23rd
Freshgrass North Adams September 22nd – 24th
Beachlife Ranch Spetember 23rd – 24th
Whispering Beard September 23rd – 24th
Mempho Music Festival September 29th – October 1st
Foxfire Music Festival September 30th – October 1st
Sound On Sound September 30th – October 1st
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass September 29th – October 1st
ACL Festival October 6th – 8th AND 13th – 15th
River Stomp Bluegrass Festival October 13th – 14th
Austin String Band Festival October 14th – 16th
The Moonshiners Ball October 12th – 15th
Rebels And Renegades Fest October 6th – 8th
The Redwood Ramble October 6th – 8th
Bluegrass Island October 19th – 21st
Troubadour Festival October 21st
The Orange Blossom Revue December 1st – 2nd3rd

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