Edgar Loudermilk Band appears at Side Iron BBQ Tuesday, May 14

Mark Sanders, the organizer of the open mics at Side Iron BBQ announced there will not be an open mic event Wednesday, May 15.

Instead, the Susanville Bluegrass Alliance, the nonprofit organization promoting the Susanville Bluegrass Festival and Camp, presents the Edgar Loudermilk Band at the Side Iron BBQ at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.

Loudermilk, a two-time back-to-back Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year Award winner, is the proud bandleader of the Edgar Loudermilk Band.

The Edgar Loudermilk Band — Zack Autry, Edgar Loudermilk, Anthony Howell and Jake Goforth.

The Pinecastle Recording artist has garnered more than 25 industry nominations and awards

  • 2024 SPBGMA Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year Award.
  • 2023 SPBGMA Bass Fiddle Performer of the Year Award.
  • 2023 SPBGMA Songwriter of the Year Nominee.
  • 2023 Five-Time Josie Music Awards Nominee.
  • 2024 Seven-Time ISSA Music Awards Nominee.
  • 2016 BMAI Male Vocalist of the Year Award.
  • 2016 BMAI Bass Player of the Year Nominee.
  • 2016 BMAI Album of the Year Nominee for “Georgia Maple.”
  • 2015 IBMA Emerging Artist of the Year Nominee.

“Among contemporary lead bluegrass singers, Edgar Loudermilk has one of the most distinctive, recognizable, and enjoyable voices in the business. His crisp baritone lead is powerful, cutting, and expressively tuneful. As with Russell Johnson and Junior Sisk, similarly strident voices, you can always find him in the mix and always want to.” — Bluegrass Unlimited

“Clearly one of the greatest songwriters, musicians and human beings currently in the Bluegrass Music world today.” — Dan Douglas, President, Susanville Bluegrass Music Alliance

Edgar and his band have graced the stage multiple times here at the annual Susanville Bluegrass Festival. He and his bandmates will again be in the 2024 13th Annual Susanville Bluegrass Festival held June 21, 22 and 23. In addition, the entire band will be Susanville Bluegrass Music Camp instructors at this year’s Susanville Bluegrass Festival Music Camp from June 18, 19 and 20.

Go to edgarloudermilkband for more information about Edgar and his band and also check out the 2024 Susanville Bluegrass Festival and purchase tickets at susanvillebluegrassfestival.com.