Southland Bluegrass & Wilderness Festival

Free Admission
  • March 12 - 13 | 11:00AM

Seminole Casino Hotel to Host Free

Southland Bluegrass and Wilderness Festival


Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee has announced changes and additions to the first Southland Bluegrass and Wilderness Festival on March 12 and 13.

Previously announced performers Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver recently announced their plans to retire in January 2022, following decades of performing to bluegrass audiences across the globe. As a result, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have been added to the main stage lineup.

For three decades, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have been touring and releasing great, original bluegrass music. After spending some formative years as a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (and recording some legendary bluegrass music in the process), Russell Moore formed IIIrd Tyme Out in 1991, and bluegrass music hasn’t been the same since. IIIrd Tyme Out helped to usher in a new era of youthful, energetic bluegrass, and established a unique sound that has lasted well into the 21st century. Now, 30 years later, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out are still one of the most in-demand bluegrass bands on the circuit today.

The indoor stage lineup in the Zig Zag Lounge has added two new concerts: Jake Blount, and Circus No. 9.

Jake Blount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist based in Providence, RI. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 recipient of the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. He is a two-time winner and many-time finalist of the Appalachian String Band Music Festival. Blount specializes in the music of Black communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of the Finger Lakes.

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, and Rock. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, among others. Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

La Mesa RV presents the first Southland Bluegrass and Wilderness Festival at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee on March 12 and 13, starting at 11 a.m. The free festival will feature 15 outdoor concerts with two concerts in the Zig Zag Lounge after the festival concludes, as well as a large merchant section, RV Show, Outdoor Expo, and a variety of food trucks.

The entertainment lineup features free performances from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Yonder Mountain String Band, Sam Bush, Del McCoury Band, Balsam Range, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Travelin’ McCourys, Russell Moore IIIrdTyme OutThe Grascals, Della Mae, The Barefoot Movement, The South Carolina Broadcasters, Breaking Grass, Remedy Tree, Jake Blount, and Circus No. 9Free Range Strange and Firewater Tent Revival and Justin Mason & Blue Night. Abby The Spoon Lady will host the event as emcee and special musical guest throughout both days.

All concerts are free and held outdoors. Attendees are welcome to bring chairs and all ages are welcome. A large selection of food trucks and merchants will be at the event. Coolers, backpacks and pets will not be permitted. For more information, visit

Seminole Casino Hotel's RV Parking area will be closed for large-scaled events.





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