Southland Bluegrass Music Festival at Seminole Casino Hotel April 7

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Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee welcomes the third annual Southland Bluegrass and Wilderness Festival Sunday, April 7 starting at noon.
The free festival will feature outdoor concerts with concerts in the Zig Zag Lounge both before and after the festival, as well as a variety of food trucks.
The entertainment lineup features free performances from Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Grascals and Alligator Alley & Florida Bluegrass Express.
Zig Zag Lounge will host performances by Wandering Hours and Swinging Bridge the night before the festival, with Abby The Spoon Lady performing after the festival concludes Saturday.

Outdoor festival performers include:

Leftover Salmon
Leftover Salmon first emerged from the progressive bluegrass world and came of age as one the original jam bands, before rising to become architects of what has become known as Jamgrass and helping to create a landscape where bands schooled in the traditional rules of bluegrass can break free of those bonds through nontraditional instrumentation and an innate ability to push songs in new psychedelic directions live.

Railroad Earth (photo by Allie Tishgart)

Railroad Earth
For over two decades, Railroad Earth has captivated audiences with gleefully unpredictable live shows and eloquent and elevated studio output. The group introduced its signature sound on 2001’s “The Black Bear Sessions.”

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
It was her pivotal bluegrass album “Back Home Again” that transformed Rhonda Vincent into the All-American Bluegrass Girl and crowned her the New Queen of Bluegrass by The Wall Street Journal in 2000. A multi-award winner, they won a 2017 Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album, an Entertainer of the Year 2001, Song of the Year 2004, an unprecedented seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association 2000-2006, and an eighth win of IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year in 2015. Her lifelong dream came true when she was invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Feb. 28, 2020

The Grascals

The Grascals
Their cutting-edge modern bluegrass is delivered with a deep knowledge of, and admiration for, the work of the music’s founding fathers. Timely yet timeless, The Grascals make music that is entirely relevant to the here and now yet immersed in traditional values of soul and musicianship. It’s a unique sound that has earned three Grammy nominations and two Entertainer of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, as well as national media attention that seems to perpetually elude acts entrenched in niche genres.

Alligator Alley

Alligator Alley & Florida Bluegrass Express
Formed in South Florida in 2014, Alligator Alley boasts four talented singers, musicians and songwriters who each bring their own flavor to the band’s sound. Three Miami boys and one man from the Bronx make up the band, bringing that high energy bluegrass sound from the mountains down to the coast. Whether it’s an old favorite, an envelope-pushing crossover or a heartfelt original, you know you are getting some “Bluegrass with Bite.”
All concerts are free with the main festival performances held outdoors. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and all ages are welcome. A large selection of food trucks will be at the event. Coolers, backpacks and pets will not be permitted.

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