This year's lineup features thirty-four bands and more individual side musicians than it's possible for me to catalog. The list includes four members of IBMA's Hall of Fame and more category winners than I can count. The bands represent several distinct styles of bluegrass ranging from hard driving traditional bands, to classic country, old-time, and contemporary. As Darrell likes to say, "If a band doesn't suit your taste, go get something to eat or take a nap. You'll love the next one."
Here's a snapshot of the lineup for this year's MACC: