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On the Road with Hot Rize

Hot Rize Hits the Road–Hot!

Hot Rize’s 2015 tour schedule includes 30+ venues

The 2015 tour schedule has the band spending a good bit of time in the East, starting in Florida’s Suwannee Springfest and making their way from Nashville to Georgia and Tennessee, finishing up a short set of theater shows in Plymouth, NH to round out March. The band members agree that the cave at Bluegrass Underground definitely wins for the most unique venue so far; ‘like’ our Facebook page for pictures and videos from our March performances.

Hot Rize and Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers have been invited to perform at many major Bluegrass festivals in North America this season, getting started April 18th at the Old Settlers’ Music Fest in Texas, followed by a date at the traditional picker’s dream festival, Merlefest.

The band also heads southwest this spring for a stop at Phoenix’s Musical Instrument Museum followed by the largest venue of the tour, the Stagecoach Music Festival in Indio, California, “California’s Country Music Festival.”

All of our announced tour dates are listed on the schedule — check back frequently for updates and come see us at a show!

Hot off the presses–our latest release, When I’m Free on VINYL!

WhenImFree-VinylGet your copy today. This beautifully-packaged musical masterpiece includes two full covers of band photos, song lyrics and a free digital download of the album. Glen Herbert of KDHX Radio writes, “When I’m Free may be the band’s strongest release ever, and with 24 years since the last studio recording, it certainly doesn’t come a moment too soon.” Order your copy here today.

Check out all the great merchandise on the site, including the new Hot Rize tee (three colors to choose from), Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers tees, flyswatters, bumper stickers and discs from both bands.

Watch Hot Rize Perform ‘A Cowboy’s Life’
Above the East River

We are so excited for the release of our new video for ‘A Cowboy’s Life’ from our album When I’m Free. We had an amazing time recording this with Mason Jar Music on our last trip to New York. Check it out! Thanks The Bluegrass Situation for releasing!


The first video in the ‘Ask Dr. Banjo’ series

Here Pete talks about his favorite memories from the recent Hot Rize tour including the making of the new video for ‘A Cowboy;s Life’ which is soon to be released!

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2015 Tour Schedule

Watch here and check the full schedule
new dates being added all the time!

Hot Rize w/ Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers

Date City Venue
03/21/15 Live Oak, FL Suwannee Springfest
03/25/15 Franklin, TN Music City Roots
03/26/15 Roanoke, VA Jefferson Center
03/27/15 McMinnville, TN Bluegrass Underground
03/28/15 Savannah, GA Trustees Theater
03/29/15 Plymouth, NH Silver Center, Hanaway Theatre
04/18/15 Driftwood, TX Old Settlers Music Fest
Date City Venue
04/23/15 Wilkesboro, NC Merlefest
04/25/15 Phoenix, AZ Musical Instrument Museum
04/26/15 Indio, CA Stagecoach Music Festival
05/23/15 Black Mountain, NC Black Mountain UpRizing
05/24/15 Cumberland, MD DelFest
05/29/15 Lexington, KY Troubadour Concert Series – Lyric Theatre
05/30/15 Bean Blossom, IN John Hartford Memorial Festival
06/12/15 Ontario, CA Huck Finn Jubilee
06/13/15 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
06/16/15 Denver, CO Denver Botanic Gardens
06/18/15 Telluride, CO Telluride Bluegrass Festival
06/27/15 Owensboro, KY ROMP
07/09/15 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
07/11/15 - 07/12/15 Courtenay, BC Vancouver Island Musicfest
07/14/15 Missoula, MT Ruby Jewel Jamboree
07/18/15 Oak Hill, NY Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
08/01/15 - 08/02/15 Stony Plain, Alberta Blueberry Bluegrass and Country Music Festival
08/07/15 Alta, WY Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival
08/08/15 Richmond, MN Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival
08/09/15 Bayfield, WI Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
08/27/15 - 08/28/15 Tønder Tønder Festival, Denmark
09/03/15 Brunswick, ME Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special
09/04/15 Woodstown, NJ Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival
09/06/15 Pagosa Springs, CO Four Corners Folk Festival
09/25/15 Berryville, VA Watermelon Park Festival
09/26/15 Winona, MN Boats and Bluegrass Festival
10/09/15 Silk Hope, NC Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
10/16/15 Farmers Branch, TX Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival

Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers

Date City Venue
07/26/15 Lyons, CO RockyGrass

To Order …

"When I'm Free", and all the Hot Rize releases. Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers CDs, too!
Limited quantities of AUTOGRAPHED "When I'm Free" CDs available.

Hot Rize, Martha White, Red Knuckles apparel.

Red Knuckles flyswatters and other items. Got flies? Quantity discounts available on the flyswatters!

The only available DVD of Hot Rize. A full hour concert performance featuring both bands. Only available from Hot Rize.

Festival season approaches!

Hot Rize will be there … will you?