Our 9th annual festival is nearly upon us with national headliners Special Consensus (Chicago) and Laurie Lewis and the right Hands (California), and a long oist of great regional bands, master workshops, contests, all night jamming in the campground (midnight hot dogs included) and much more! One thing's for sure - there'll be something to keep you occupied at any time throughout the weekend!
The festival features shows in a great performing arts center, camping on site, band scramble, banjo contest, mandolin tasting, youth program, vendors and much more. Jamming space is available indoors, in the camping areas and throughout the school campus grounds in addition to several special events listed on the Lineup page
. The Kristmas Town Kiwanis
produce this festival and with the revenue created many community projects are accomplished. Runaway Train
band members help out in various aspects of the event, including the band and banjo contests, mandolin tasting, youth program and overall festival scheduling and entertainment lineup. We hope you will spread the word and help us make this festival the best it can be!
We sure appreciated the great performances by all of the bands this past year, the Chick Rose School of Bluegrass and the work of ALL of the volunteers from those who helped judge the
band and instrument contests
to all who worked to make things run smoothly! The lineup for May 17-19, 2013 is now posted - check the lineup page!