AL RAS is the essential event for the american roots music enthusiasts in our country. It is the oldest festival, and currently the only one, specialized in bluegrass and old time music. It is recognized by the EBMA (European Bluegrass Music Association) and it is part of the European Bluegrass Festival Network.

Since 1998, musicians and enthusiasts meet to share, play and listen to the best artists of Catalonia and the rest of Spain, important european bluegrass musicians, and american artists, sometimes true legends of the genre. Together they share and conceive Al Ras as something unique: because of its artistic level and its special atmosphere – the great celebration of bluegrass in Catalonia. Because some things happen only in Al Ras.

 

Through the years, a large number of artists have performed in Al Ras:
USA
Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Hannekke Cassel, Mike Block, Russ Barenberg, The Hillbilly Gypsies, Tom Corbett, Ricky Araiza.
Europe
Fred Simon (France), Jean-Marie Redon (France), Andy Glandt (Germany), Martin Gross (Germany), Eugene O’Brien (Belgium)…
Spanish and local bands and musicians:
LA West Bluegrass Band, Barcelona Bluegrass Band, Hermanos Cubero, David Prat, Joan Pau Cumellas, Oriol Saña, Josep Traver, Valentín Moya, Albert Bello, Josemi Moraleda, Miguel Talavera, etc.