Spirit of Baygrass Socially Distanced Music Series

Spirit of Baygrass Socially Distanced Music Series

It’s with a heavy heart we announce that the 9th Annual Baygrass Festival is CANCELLED.

We tried our hardest to create a drastically scaled-back event to keep the spirit alive and respect and adhere to guidelines however we are not able to move forward this year. We are working on alternatives at the moment to still bring amazing Bluegrass music to the Florida Keys hopefully later on this winter(February, March, April) so stay tuned!

Once again we apologize and hope to see everyone either later this winter or next year. Sincerely - Robby and the entire ICE Team.

Justin Mason & Blue Night

Justin Mason is a songwriter, vocalist and entertainer who's passion for Bluegrass music is only surpassed by his love of entertaining.

The Copper Tones

Hailing from South Florida, The Copper Tones bring sunshine wherever they go. Roots music with a favorable twist of Soul, Rock, Americana and more, they've coined their genre as "Soulgrass." This group of talented and diverse multi-instrumentalists give a performance not to be missed! The Copper Tones have gained recognition both nationally and internationally.

Recent Accolades

  • Support for The Infamous Stringdusters- Ft. Lauderdale, March 2019
  • Sing Out Loud Festival 2018- Support for Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, The Decemberists, Against Me & more!
  • Support for Los Lobos - Ft. Lauderdale, February 2018
  • Support for Billy Strings - Baygrass Bluegrass Festival January 2017
  • Fort Lauderdale Magazine's Best Live Act of 2017

 

Hare o' the Dawg

  • Formed in 2016, Hare o' the Dawg was spawned from a common love of improvisational string music.

    Drawing inspiration from old-time music such as swing, bluegrass and gypsy jazz, Hare o' the Dawg has pleased crowds with original music as well as arrangements of tunes from the likes of Django Reinhardt, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia and anything with a bluegrass flavor.

    Most of the band are multi-instrumentalists, and instrument swapping is a common theme of our music.

The Low Ground Trio

Low Ground is a trio based in Florida that specializes in acoustic jams. They are heavily influenced by Americana, Bluegrass, Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Jam. They continuously mix the old with the new, adding twists wherever they can. The trio is made up of

  • Tommy Callino; classically trained violinist and bluegrass enthusiast,
  • Nico Kiriazis; lifetime musician and multi-instrumentalist whose repertoire spans genres, and
  • Amanda Accardi; naturally inclined vocalist and talented musician with a keen ear for music.

Together they form a unique trio whose love for music is apparent through and through.

Belle and Mickey of Belle and the Band

Belle and The Band
Suncoast Emmy® Award-winning Belle and The Band combines masterful song-writing with instrumental prowess to deliver an acoustic sound that is thought provoking, melodic, and memorable. While Kathryn Belle Long's many years of experience as a professional vocalist and Walt Disney World performer has seamlessly transferred into prolific song-writer, the "Band" also includes some of Florida's most recognized and accomplished acoustic musicians -- Mickey Abraham, Kevin Robertson, and Mike Snelling. The results are meaningful songs with layered arrangements. Woven into their songs' worldly themes and eclectic sounds exists a clean pop sensibility, which explains why listeners easily fall in love with Belle and The Band.

Belle and The Band has performed at many premier roots music festivals in the southeast including Roots Revival, The Florida Folk Festival, Suwannee Springfest, Magnolia Fest, Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival, Baygrass Bluegrass Festival, Florida State Bluegrass Festival, Southern Music Rising, and Gamble Rogers Festival.

In August of 2017, Belle and The Band released their second full length album "Till We Know Better" on Ping Records.

The Baygrass Bluegrass Festival is a blend of the best of traditional Bluegrass with the next generation of Bluegrass as well as some tasteful variations of the genre.

OLD GRASS, NEW GRASS, BAYGRASS BLUEGRASS!!!!The BAYGRASS BLUEGRASS Festival is just one of many great events produced by ICE here in Islamorada.