The Ultimate Bluegrass Music Festival List

The Ultimate Bluegrass Music Festival List

The Ultimate Bluegrass Music Festival List

The bluegrass music festival scene is like no other and the best way to appreciate it is to experience it. Here is a list of must-attend bluegrass music festivals that could give you the musical and festival experience of a lifetime.

Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Festival

Bean Blossom Park was established to commemorate Bill Monroe’s contribution to bluegrass music and preserve the legacy of bluegrass music itself. Besides the major festivals dedicated in honor of Monroe, the founder of bluegrass, many other festivals are regularly slated to take place at the park every year. The park’s campsite has spaces available for primitive and RV camping.

Telluride Bluegrass Festival

This is no doubt one of the greatest music festivals of all time and certainly the most famous bluegrass festival of all. Taking place at Telluride, Colorado, the four-day festival offers excellent views of nearby San Juan Mountains, pristine waters of the St. Vrain River, and – of course – nonstop music from both the hottest bluegrass acts in the industry and amazing amateur artists.

After the main acts for the day, there’s another kind of festival  ” referred to as the Nightgrass and requires separate admission ”  that’s scheduled at night and which features energetic late-night jamming sessions from your fellow campers and maybe other popular bluegrass artists who choose to stick around.

Gospel Grass Festival

For those interested primarily in bluegrass gospel, make sure you visit Colorado in June for this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

Who says bluegrass festivals aren’t for the whole family? It’s certainly the opposite when you check out the Poppy Mountain Bluegrass  Festival, which takes place in Morehead, Kentucky every September. There, parents and children alike will be treated to the best bluegrass performances together with opportunities for sightseeing, horseback riding, fishing, and other recreational outdoor activities.

River City Bluegrass Festival

If you’re in the mood to camp but you’d like to experience a bluegrass music festival then check out the River City’s festival in Oregon. Every January, bluegrass fans flock to the Oregon Convention Center for a two-day celebration of the best bluegrass acts today.

Sawlog and Strings Bluegrass Festival

For a more unique twist to the festival scene, check out the Sawlog and Strings Bluegrass Festival in Kansas every August. Besides the usual bluegrass workshops, there are also classes provided for playing the saw. Outdoor activities also include entertaining buggy rides as well as a cider and blacksmith press!

Fans generally concur when saying that once is never enough when you attend a bluegrass music festival. The entertainment and experience is such that you can’t help but go back year after year.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Jane Cupp October 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm

I don’t see any festival list.

Flatpicker January 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Hi Mary Jane, Here’s our calendar

It’s a work in progress. Please bear with us.

Don March 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm

I still don’t see a festival list. Why would you advertise something that is unfinished?

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