Hot Rize's Concert History

Hot Rize is approaching its 30th year in the bluegrass history book. After not performing for three years following the death of original member, flat-picking extraordinaire Charles Sawtelle, the band regrouped in 2002 with Bryan Sutton added on guitar. Hot Rize has done five years of shows with its current lineup and has been delivering its high-energy, soulful, and unique sound to fans old and new. Though many years from its full-time touring period of 1978-1990...

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Sep 30, 2017 IBMA World of Bluegrass
Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Steve Martin / Hot Rize
Red Hat Amphitheater Raleigh, NC
Jul 06, 2017 –
Jul 09, 2017
Winnipeg Folk Festival 2017  
City and Colour / The Felice Brothers / Damien Jurado / Brandi Carlile / The Shins / Feist / Foy Vance / Barenaked Ladies / Arum Rae / Camper Van Beethoven / Aoife O'Donovan / Andrew Combs / John Paul White / Cracker / Bruce Cockburn / Daniel Lanois / Christopher Paul Stelling / paper bird / Hot Rize / The Suitcase Junket / Esme Patterson / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers / Margaret Glaspy / Chali 2na / Murder By Death / Big Thief / Mbongwana Star / Corey Harris / Alvin Youngblood Hart / Tim O'Brien / John K. Samson / Charlotte Cardin / Graham Parker / Luke Roberts / Danny Barnes / Mr. Mark / MarchFourth / Archie Roach / Marisa Anderson / Peter Yarrow / Old Man Luedecke / Begonia / Dakha Brakha / 100 mile house / Choir! Choir! Choir! / Bryan Sutton / DJ Shub / Rura / JONAH BLACKSMITh / Wesli / True Blues / Ten Strings & a Goat Skin / Joey Landreth / Paul McKenna / David Grier / Sun K / Jayme Stone / Cecile Doo-kingue / The Small Glories / Bon Debarras / Mohsin Zaman / Bubba B The MC / Desi Sub Culture / Carly Dow / Graham Parker & Brinsley Schwarz / Red Knuckles / Clinton St. John / The Swinging Belles / Richard Inman / Diyet / Seanster & the Monsters
Bird's Hill Provincial Park Winnipeg, MB
Jul 06, 2017 –
Jul 09, 2017
Winnipeg Folk Festival 2017  
The Shins / Feist / City and Colour / Barenaked Ladies / Brandi Carlile / Damien Jurado / Cracker / Foy Vance / Big Thief / The Felice Brothers / Daniel Lanois / Chali 2na / Murder By Death / Bruce Cockburn / Camper Van Beethoven / Margaret Glaspy / Aoife O'Donovan / Charlotte Cardin / Graham Parker / Esme Patterson / John Paul White / Tim O'Brien / Andrew Combs / John K. Samson / Paul McKenna / Mbongwana Star / Alvin Youngblood Hart / Corey Harris / paper bird / Arum Rae / Choir! Choir! Choir! / Archie Roach / Hot Rize / Old Man Luedecke / Dakha Brakha / The Suitcase Junket / Peter Yarrow / Christopher Paul Stelling / Bryan Sutton / MarchFourth / Marisa Anderson / Begonia / Danny Barnes / Joey Landreth / David Grier / Rura / Luke Roberts / JONAH BLACKSMITh / Ten Strings & a Goat Skin / 100 mile house / Sun K / DJ Shub / Jayme Stone / Cecile Doo-kingue / The Small Glories / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers / Wesli / Bon Debarras / Mohsin Zaman / Carly Dow / The Swinging Belles / Desi Sub Culture / Bubba B The MC / Graham Parker & Brinsley Schwarz / Richard Inman / Red Knuckles / Clinton St. John / True Blues / Mr. Mark / Diyet / Seanster & the Monsters
Bird's Hill Provincial Park Winnipeg, MB
Jun 15, 2017 –
Jun 18, 2017
Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2017  
Jason Mraz / Dierks Bentley / Brandi Carlile / Dispatch / Punch Brothers / Sarah Jarosz / Yonder Mountain String Band / Chris Thile / Greensky Bluegrass / Béla Fleck / Elephant Revival / Tim O'Brien / Peter Rowan / Hot Rize / The East Pointers / The Travelin' McCourys / Jerry Douglas Band / Sam Bush Band
Colorado Springs, CO
May 25, 2017 –
May 28, 2017
Delfest 10  
Kitchen Dwellers / Steep Canyon Rangers / Chris Thile / Dierks Bentley / Gov't Mule / Béla Fleck / Leftover Salmon / Noam Pikelny / Trey Anastasio Band / Cabinet / Hot Rize / Donna the Buffalo / The Del McCoury Band / Jeff Austin Band / Sierra Hull / The Infamous Stringdusters / The Travelin' McCourys / Marty Stuart / Fruition / Billy Strings / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Sara Watkins / Joe Craven & the Sometimers
Allegany County Fairgrounds Cumberland, MD
Oct 02, 2015 –
Oct 04, 2015
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Oct 02, 2015 –
Oct 04, 2015
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Oct 02, 2015 –
Oct 04, 2015
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Jun 24, 2015 –
Jun 28, 2015
ROMP Music Festival 2015  
John Prine / Punch Brothers / The Lone Bellow / Leftover Salmon / David Grisman / Sam Bush / The Brothers Comatose / Sierra Hull / Del Mccoury / Hot Rize / Balsam Range / The Giving Tree Band / The Mccrary Sisters / The Lonely Heartstring Band / Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen / 10 String Symphony / Phoebe Hunt / Billy Strings & Don Julin / Luke Bulla / Caribou Mountain Collective / The Brotet / Sam Bush Band / Haas Kowert Tice / Dunderhead / Christopher Gold / Vickie Vaughn Band / Del & Dawg / The Rigs (US) / Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves & Smith / Kentucky BlueGrass AllStars / Dismembered Tennesseans 4
Yellow Creek Park Owensboro, KY
May 21, 2015 –
May 24, 2015
Delfest 8  
Old Crow Medicine Show / Steep Canyon Rangers / Railroad Earth / Leftover Salmon / Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers / Lake Street Dive / Hot Rize / The Del McCoury Band / Sierra Hull / Mandolin Orange / The Brothers Comatose / Trampled by Turtles / Eddie From Ohio / Blue Highway / Seldom Scene / Jason Isbell / Ashleigh Flynn / Billy Strings & Don Julin
Allegany County Fairgrounds Cumberland, MD
Apr 18, 2015 Old Settlers Music Festival
Hot Rize / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers / JD McPherson / Robert Earl Keen
Outdoors Austin, TX
Apr 16, 2015 –
Apr 19, 2015
Old Settler's Music Festival 2015  
Langhorne Slim / Jake Shimabukuro / Johnnyswim / The Black Lillies / Chuck Prophet / JD McPherson / Sam Bush / Lauren Shera / Robert Earl Keen / Israel Nash / Ray Wylie Hubbard / The Mavericks / Hot Rize / The Defibulators / Jeff Austin Band / Rising Appalachia / The Mccrary Sisters / Pokey LaFarge / The Infamous Stringdusters / Milkdrive / Darlingside / Bill Kirchen / Dailey & Vincent / Lost Bayou Ramblers / Roxy Roca / Jitterbug Vipers / Shinyribs / Nora Jane Struthers / Wood & Wire / Alexander Nobles
Salt Lick Pavilion & Camp Ben McCulloch Driftwood, TX
Mar 27, 2015 The Bluegrass Underground A PBS Special  
Robert Earl Keen / Hot Rize / Chatham County Line / Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Cumberland Caverns McMinnville, TN
Oct 03, 2014 –
Oct 05, 2014
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014  
Ryan Adams / Yo La Tengo / Chris Isaak / Social Distortion / Sharon Van Etten / Dawes / Built to Spill / Lucinda Williams / Emmylou Harris / Dwight Yoakam / Lake Street Dive / Conor Oberst / Sun Kil Moon / John Prine / Vince Gill / Mavis Staples / St. Paul and The Broken Bones / Jason Isbell / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Shawn Colvin / Deltron 3030 / Robert Earl Keen / Justin Townes Earle / Waxahatchee / Johnnyswim / The Lone Bellow / Thao & The Get Down Stay Down / Sarah Jarosz / Jerry Douglas / The Felice Brothers / Rosanne Cash / Hurray for the Riff Raff / The Aquabats / Béla Fleck / Jonathan Wilson / Blue Rodeo / Reckless Kelly / Jeff Tweedy / Bruce Cockburn / The Apache Relay / Cibo Matto / Chuck Prophet / Caitlin Rose / Tony Joe White / Nikki Lane / Parker Millsap / Dave Rawlings Machine / Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real / The Good Life / Buckwheat Zydeco / Rising Appalachia / Buddy Miller / Chris Smither / Steve Earle and the Dukes / Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds / Carlene Carter / Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas / Robbie Fulks / Willie Watson / Striking Matches / T-Bone Burnett / Peter Rowan / Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & The Cairo Gang / Red Baraat / Blackie And The Rodeo Kings / Moonalice / Hot Rize / Evolfo / The Time Jumpers / Kate York / Joe Russo's Almost Dead / Kevin Welch / The Mastersons / The Sam Chase / Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys / Rose's Pawn Shop / The Waybacks / Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn / Poor Man's Whiskey / Dry Branch Fire Squad / The Mccrary Sisters / Chuck Cannon / Malawi Mouse Boys / Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones / Shelly Colvin / Jesse DeNatale / Laurie Lewis And The Right Hands / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers / The High Bar Gang / Bill Kirchen And Too Much Fun / Jerry Douglas Presents Earls of Leicester / Wolf Hamlin & The Front Porch Drifters / The Flatlanders Featuring Joe Ely / Jimmie Dale Gilmore & Butch Hancock / Bad Luck Jonathan / Kenny Sears / THE GO TO HELL MAN CLAN / Kieran Kane & Fats Kaplin / Alison Brown Quintet including Joe Craven / Whograss / Dawn Sears and Ranger Doug Green / The 3030 Orchestra
Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Oct 03, 2014 –
Oct 05, 2014
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Oct 03, 2014 –
Oct 05, 2014
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Oct 03, 2014 –
Oct 05, 2014
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2014   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
May 22, 2014 –
May 25, 2014
Delfest 2014     Allegany County Fairgrounds Cumberland, MD
Jun 17, 2010 –
Jun 20, 2010
Telluride Bluegrass Festival 2010   Unknown venue Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 12, 2010 –
Jun 14, 2010
Bonnaroo 2010  
Against Me! / Regina Spektor / Stevie Wonder / Tenacious D / Weezer / She and Him / Mumford & Sons / Kings Of Leon / Jay-Z / The Flaming Lips / The Dead Weather / Damian Marley / Nas / Phoenix / Norah Jones / Michael Franti & Spearhead / John Fogerty / Zac Brown Band / Jimmy Cliff / LCD Soundsystem / The Avett Brothers / Thievery Corporation / Rise Against / Tori Amos / The National / Les Claypool / John Prine / The Black Keys / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Jeff Beck / Dropkick Murphys / She & Him / The Disco Biscuits / Daryl Hall and Chromeo / Jamey Johnson / Clutch / BASSNECTAR / Kid Cudi / Baaba Maal / Kris Kristofferson / Medeski Martin & Wood / The xx / Gwar / Dan Deacon / Wale / Deadmau5 / The Melvins / The Gaslight Anthem / Miike Snow / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Dr. Dog / They Might Be Giants / Punch Brothers / Isis / Blitzen Trapper / Blues Traveler / Miranda Lambert / Calexico / OK Go / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Martin Sexton / Lotus / Baroness / Dave Rawlings Machine / Mayer Hawthorne and The County / Japandroids / Jay Electronica / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Ingrid Michaelson / The Dodos / Machester Orchestra / The Temper Trap / Cross Canadian Ragweed / Big Sam's Funky Nation / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Needtobreathe / Tokyo Police Club / The Entrance Band / Local Natives / Brandi Carlile / Rebelution / Diane Birch / Monte Montgomery / Julia Nunes / The Postelles / Lucero / Here We Go Magic / Hot Rize / Neon Indian / B.o.B. / Dave Mathews / Ween
Manchester, TN
Jun 10, 2010 –
Jun 13, 2010
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2010   Great Stage Park Manchester, TN
Jun 10, 2010 –
Jun 13, 2010
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2010   Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Jun 10, 2010 –
Jun 13, 2010
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2010  
Kings of Leon / Mumford & Sons / The Black Keys / Kid Cudi / The Postelles / The xx / Weezer / Jay-Z / Dave Rawlings Machine / Phoenix / Deadmau5 / Stevie Wonder / Nas / The National / Dieselboy / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Dave Matthews Band / Morning Teleportation / The Temper Trap / Steep Canyon Rangers / Norah Jones / Elizabeth Cook / Wale / Zac Brown Band / Regina Spektor / Miike Snow / Jill Andrews / The Flaming Lips / Julia Nunes / Local Natives / The Avett Brothers / BASSNECTAR / Samantha Crain / Frontier Ruckus / Chromeo / OK Go / Tenacious D / The Entrance Band / Dropkick Murphys / Thievery Corporation / She & Him / Neon Indian / Isis / LCD Soundsystem / Gossip / Warpaint / Big Sam's Funky Nation / Tori Amos / Dr. Dog / Monte Montgomery / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Hot Rize / The Gaslight Anthem / The Dead Weather / Tokyo Police Club / Conan o'Brien / Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley / Brandi Carlile / John Butler Trio / Manchester Orchestra / Blues Traveler / Jimmy Cliff / Lissie / Blitzen Trapper / Jeff Beck / The Crystal Method / They Might Be Giants / Against Me! / The Dodos / Japandroids / Circa Survive / Ween / John Fogerty / Clutch / Fanfarlo / Dan Deacon / John Prine / Melvins / Jay Electronica / Umphrey's McGee / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Here We Go Magic / Baroness / Galactic / Lucero / Medeski, Martin & Wood / Tinariwen / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Lotus / Sarah Jarosz / Joshua James / Gwar / Mexican Institute of Sound / The Disco Biscuits / Baaba Maal / Kevin Devine / Les Claypool / Daryl Hall / The Constellations / Steve Martin
Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Jun 10, 2010 –
Jun 13, 2010
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2010  
Dave Matthews Band / The Temper Trap / Zac Brown Band / Regina Spektor / Miike Snow / The Flaming Lips / Kings of Leon / Local Natives / The Avett Brothers / BASSNECTAR / Chromeo / OK Go / Mumford & Sons / Tenacious D / Dropkick Murphys / The Black Keys / Thievery Corporation / She & Him / LCD Soundsystem / Kid Cudi / Neon Indian / Gossip / The xx / Warpaint / Tori Amos / Dr. Dog / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Weezer / The Gaslight Anthem / The Dead Weather / Tokyo Police Club / Jay-Z / Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley / Brandi Carlile / Manchester Orchestra / John Butler Trio / Phoenix / Blues Traveler / Jimmy Cliff / Stevie Wonder / Lissie / Blitzen Trapper / Deadmau5 / Jeff Beck / They Might Be Giants / Nas / The Crystal Method / Against Me! / The National / The Dodos / Japandroids / Circa Survive / Ween / John Fogerty / Norah Jones / Clutch / Fanfarlo / Dan Deacon / Wale / John Prine / Melvins / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Jay Electronica / Umphrey's McGee / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Here We Go Magic / Baroness / Galactic / Lucero / Medeski, Martin & Wood / Tinariwen / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Lotus / Sarah Jarosz / Joshua James / Gwar / Mexican Institute of Sound / Baaba Maal / The Disco Biscuits / Kevin Devine / Les Claypool / Daryl Hall / The Constellations / Steve Martin / Dave Rawlings Machine / The Postelles / Dieselboy / Morning Teleportation / Jill Andrews / Steep Canyon Rangers / Elizabeth Cook / Julia Nunes / Samantha Crain / Frontier Ruckus / The Entrance Band / Isis / Big Sam's Funky Nation / Monte Montgomery / Hot Rize / Conan o'Brien
Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Jun 10, 2010 –
Jun 13, 2010
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival 2010  
Dan Deacon / Blitzen Trapper / The Flaming Lips / Japandroids / The National / Deadmau5 / Dropkick Murphys / The Postelles / Circa Survive / Jeff Beck / Stevie Wonder / Regina Spektor / The Gaslight Anthem / Tokyo Police Club / Against Me! / Lucero / Tenacious D / Phoenix / Kevin Devine / Baroness / Samantha Crain / LCD Soundsystem / The Avett Brothers / Dave Matthews Band / Joshua James / Kid Cudi / Dr. Dog / Brandi Carlile / John Prine / Here We Go Magic / Local Natives / Manchester Orchestra / The Entrance Band / The Black Keys / The Dodos / She & Him / The Dead Weather / Frontier Ruckus / The xx / OK Go / Morning Teleportation / Neon Indian / The Temper Trap / Dave Rawlings Machine / Steep Canyon Rangers / Carolina Chocolate Drops / Clutch / Jimmy Cliff / John Butler Trio / Blues Traveler / The Constellations / Chromeo / Wale / Jay Electronica / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / Thievery Corporation / They Might Be Giants / Zac Brown Band / Miike Snow / Ween / Jay-Z / Melvins / Warpaint / Julia Nunes / Tori Amos / The Crystal Method / John Fogerty / Les Claypool / Galactic / Umphrey's McGee / Michael Franti & Spearhead / Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley / Lissie / Sarah Jarosz / Big Sam's Funky Nation / Norah Jones / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / Mexican Institute of Sound / Gossip / Monte Montgomery / Jill Andrews / Daryl Hall / Medeski, Martin & Wood / Tinariwen / Lotus / The Disco Biscuits / Steve Martin / Baaba Maal / Dieselboy / Elizabeth Cook / Hot Rize / Weezer / Mumford & Sons / Nas / Isis / BASSNECTAR / Gwar / Kings of Leon / Fanfarlo / Conan o'Brien
Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Jun 10, 2010 –
Jun 13, 2010
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2010   Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Jun 10, 2010 –
Jun 13, 2010
Bonnaroo Music Festival 2010   Unknown venue Chattanooga, TN
Oct 03, 2008 –
Oct 05, 2008
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2008   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Oct 03, 2008 –
Oct 05, 2008
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2008   Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA
Apr 25, 2003 –
Apr 27, 2003
Merlefest
Doc Watson / Norman And Nancy Blake / Sam Bush Band / Guy Clark / Vassar Clements / Donna the Buffalo / Bela Fleck and the Flecktones / Emmylou Harris / Hot Rize / Donnell Leahy / Del McCoury Band / Mountain Heart / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band / The Rowan Brothers / Peter Rowan / Darrell Scott / Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder / The Waybacks / Jimmy Dale Gilmore
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 25, 1998 –
Apr 27, 1998
Merlefest
Doc Watson / Sam Bush Band / Donna the Buffalo / Hot Rize / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers / Leftover Salmon / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings / Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Del McCoury Band / Chris Thile / Ricky Skaggs
Wilkes Community College North Wilkesboro, NC
Apr 23, 1998 –
Apr 26, 1998
Merle Fest '98  
Del McCoury Band / Leftover Salmon / Gillian Welch & David Rawlings / Natalie MacMaster / Jerry Douglas / Doc Watson / Hot Rize / Tony Rice / Peter Rowan / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers / Sam Bush Band / Guy Clark / Darol Anger
Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC
Jul 10, 1988 Doc Watson / Seldom Scene / Hot Rize   Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
Apr 29, 1988 Hot Rize / Red Knuckles And The Trailblazers   Mill River High School Clarendon, VT
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Concerts Per Year:
2017 5 concerts
2015 8 concerts
2014 5 concerts
2010 9 concerts
2008 2 concerts
2003 1 concert
1998 2 concerts
1988 2 concerts
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