A major country music festival in Louisiana and a significant bluegrass festival in Maryland highlight the music offerings
during the Memorial Day weekend.
The Bayou Country Superfest is set for Saturday and Sunday (May 26-27) at Tiger Stadium
on the Louisiana State University campus in Baton Rouge. Saturday’s lineup includes Jerrod
Niemann, Little Big Town, Eric
Church, Carrie Underwood and Keith
Urban, while Sunday’s schedule features Joe Nichols, Sara
Evans, Dierks Bentley, Jason
Aldean and Rascal Flatts.
Musicians started tuning up Thursday
(May 24) for Del McCoury’s Delfest, an event that runs through Sunday
in Cumberland, Md. In addition to the Del McCoury Band, the lineup includes Steve
Martin Steep Canyon Rangers, the Yonder
Mountain Stringband, Leftover Salmon, the Emmitt-Nershi
Band, Keller Williams, Doyle Lawson Quicksilver, Bela
Fleck and the Travelin’ McCourys.
Trace Adkins performs Sunday
in Washington, D.C., during the National Memorial Day Concert airing live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol at
8 p.m. ET. Co-hosted by actors Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise, other musical guests include Daughtry and Natalie Cole.
previously reported, Tim McGraw will perform a kick-off show at the Beacon
Theatre in New York City on Monday (May 28) during a Memorial Day event coinciding with the annual Fleet Week.
Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn performs Saturday at the
Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.