​Promoting  bluegrass music in Kansas

​​​​Bluegrass Calendar

The Kansas Bluegrass Association cannot guarantee or be responsible for the type of shows or festivals listed.  Some of the events are subject to change or cancellation. So please contact local promoters about quality and type of festival you desire before driving long distances. If you would like to list a festival or show in the newsletter, contact Renee Eberle, 13710 E. 13th St. N, Wichita, KS  67230 or email:  renee.eberle@kansasbluegrass.org. 
 
APRIL

April 7th Wichita KS –Mindy Eaton & Dennis Hardin @Backwoods “Ladies Night” (Gents welcome too!) 6:00- 9:00 pm. 1900 N Rock Rd (South end of Bradley Fair). Info:  renee.eberle@kansasbluegrass.org  or 316-267-0350.

April 17-19th Winfield KS–KBA Pickin Picnic @Winfield Fairgrounds. Campers park and pay at onsite drop box. KBA Annual Meeting in the Red Barn Saturday evening. Potluck dinner at 6:00 pm. Day visitors welcome with no park fees.

April 19th Belle Plaine KS –John Reischman and the Jay Birds @Treehouse Concerts/Bartlett Arboretum. Gates open at 3:00pm, show begins at 4:00. Tickets $10 at gate. Pack a picnic- no pets. Info: www.BartlettArboretum.com.

April 22-25th North Platte NE –Country Bluegrass Show @Lincoln County Fairgrounds. Info: npbluegrassfestival@yahoo.com  or Courtney Ewald 308-340-4552.

April 23-26th  Wilkesboro NC –Merlefest @Wilkes Community College. Info: www.merlefest.org or 800-343-7857.

MAY

May 7- 25th  Branson MO –Bluegrass & BBQ, Silver Dollar City. Info: http://festivals.bransonsilverdollarcity.com or 800-475-9370

May 10th Belle Plaine KS –Cherokee Maidens & Sycamore Swing @ Treehouse Concerts/Bartlett Arboretum. Gates open at 3:00pm, show begins at 4:00. Tickets $10 at gate. Pack a picnic- no pets. Info:www.BartlettArboretum.com.

May 15-17th Council Grove Lake –KBA Pickin Picnic @Canning Creek Campground, sites 1-30. Camping reservations: www.recreation.gov  or toll-free 877-444-6777.  Potluck dinner at 6:00 pm. Day visitors welcome with no park fees.

May 17-23rd  Wynnewood OK –Arbuckle Mt. Bluegrass Festival.  Info: www.arbucklemtbluegrasspark.com or 405-665-5226.

May 21-24th  Curryville MO -2nd Annual Back Forty Bluegrass Festival.  Info: www.backfortybluegrasspark.com or 573-324-5437.

May 24th Belle Plaine KS –Quebe Sisters @ Treehouse Concerts/Bartlett Arboretum. Gates open at 3:00pm, show begins at 4:00. Tickets $10 at gate. Pack a picnic- no pets. Info: www.BartlettArboretum.com.

May 28-30th  Bean Blossom IN –5th Annual John Hartford Memorial Festival @Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground. Info: www.johnhartfordmemfest.com or 800-414-4677.

May 29-31st Pueblo CO –Bluegrass at the Fair @Colorado State Fairgrounds. Info: www.bluegrassatthefair.com  or Damian 719-545-2617.

May 30th Goddard KS –The Vogts Sisters House Concert @Hosted by Russell & Sherry Brace,   7:00 pm, 1035 S 183rd W, Admission $15, bring a snack to share. Info: www.vogtssisters.com or       rbrace@iai-online.com.

JUNE

June 5-7th Olivet MI –Midwest Banjo Camp @Olivet College. Bass, Dobro, Fiddle, Guitar & Mandolin Tracks as well. Info: www.midwestbanjocamp.com or info@midwestbanjocamp.com.

June 11-12th Holton KS -21st Annual Prairie Lake Pickin’ Party @Prairie Lake. Bands will be performing Thurs, Fri & Sat evening starting around 6:00 pm. Band scramble Sat 1:00 pm. Info:  fidlnjohn@yahoo.com.

June 11-13th  Grove OK –American Heritage Music Festival, Fiddle Fest & Clogging Contest @Grove Civic Center and Snyder’s Camp. Info: www.grandlakefestivals.com or 918-786-8896.

June 11-13th Eminence MO –Ozark Rivers Bluegrass Festival.  Info: 970-222-9439 or www.ozarkriversbluegrass.com.

June 11-14th Manchester TN –Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Info: www.bonnaroo.com or 800-594-8499.

June 13-20th Bean Blossom IN -49th Annual Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival @Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground. Info: www.beanblossom.us or 800-414-4677.

June 19-21st Marion Reservoir –KBA Pickin Picnic @Hillsboro Cove, sites 26-44. Camping reservations: www.recreation.gov  or toll-free 877-444-6777. Potluck dinner at 6:00. Day visitors welcome with no park fees.

June 18-21st Telluride CO –Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Info: www.bluegrass.com/telluride or  800-624-2422.

June 21st Belle Plaine KS –Moreland and Arbuckle @Treehouse Concerts/Bartlett Arboretum. Gates open at 3:00pm, show begins at 4:00. Tickets $10 at gate. Pack a picnic- no pets. Info: www.BartlettArboretum.com.

JULY

July 2-4th Conway MO –Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival.  Info: www.starvycreek.com or 417-589-2013.

July 16-19th Oak Hill NY –Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival.  Info: www.greyfoxbluegrass.com.

July 17-19th Colby KS –Pickin’ On The Plains Bluegrass & Folk Festival @Thomas County Fairgrounds. Bands include The Spinney Brothers, Rambling Rooks, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Driven and more. Info: www.PickinOnThePlains.com or 800-611-8835.

July 18-19th Council Grove Lake, KS –KBA Pickin Picnic @Canning Creek Campground, sites 1-30, www.recreation.gov.  Brent & Becky Hrabik are reserving and managing a large group site. Contact them for reservations at the group site.

July 24-26th Lyons CO –Rockygrass. Info: www.bluegrass.com/rockygrass or 800-624-2422.