​Preserving Bluegrass Music in Kansas


Enter Festival/Convention area on backside of hotel or hotel lobby.  Plenty of free parking all around hotel.

February 2018 Winterfest is in the history books.  Keep watching for 2019 Winterfest information.  

​This page contains info from our past festival for information only.

About the KBA Winterfest:

Our festival is located inside the Wichita Marriott convention center.  The Kansas Grand Ballroom hosts our shows.  We have three jamming rooms and a vendor room. The Marriott "bluegrass room rate" is available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.  A limited number of rooms are set aside for Thursday night so call early. Free parking. Direct access parking to the convention area is on the south and west side of the hotel.  Wristband passes are available at the entrance to the Grand Ballroom and give you access to jamming rooms and vendors. The newly remodeled Wichita Marriott hotel features restaurant and lounge, swimming pool, a workout room, and vending area. One mile east at Kellogg and Greenwich are many fast food restaurants and Walmart.  One mile west at Kellogg and Rock Road are many sit-down restaurants in Town East mall parking lot.

Last year's Winterfest Vendors:

  • Damm Music
  • Senseney Music
  • ​Becky Drager Fine Art
  • Sherry Geisler Massage

Marriott Convention area map

  • Kansas Grand ballroom seats 500 and hosts all stage acts.
  • Three jamming rooms, space to jam in hallways.
  • Vendors located in the Wichita Ballroom (Salons 1 and 2).
  • Wristband desk for all activities outside main ballroom.

​​Wichita Marriott, Corporate Hills, Convention wing/festival area is on left side of picture.