​Promoting And Preserving Bluegrass Music In Kansas


About the KBA Winterfest:

Our entire festival is located inside the Wichita Marriott convention center.  The Kansas grand ballroom hosts our shows.  Additionally, jamming rooms and a vendor room provide for extra activities. 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 if your stay includes Thursday night.  Plenty of free parking is available on all sides of the hotel.  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 and vendors. The Wichita Marriott hotel features restaurant, lounge and vending area.  Local shopping is available at Bradley Fair, Town East and The Waterfront. Restaurants are close by also. One mile east at Kellogg and Greenwich are many fast food restaurants and Walmart.  One mile west at Kellogg and Rock rd are many sit-down restaurants in Town East mall parking lot.

Here was our 2017 Festival Flyer!  

(For additional details please read "About our Festival" at the bottom of this page for more festival details)

Marriott Convention area map

Main ballroom seats 500 and hosts all stage acts.

Three Jamming rooms.

Vendors located in Salon 1.

Wristband desk for all activities outside main ballroom.

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

Thanks for making our 2017 KBA Winterfest a success.  

We have already begun plans for the 2018 festival February, ??, ??, 2018 at Wichita, Ks, Marriott Hotel Corporate Hills.

Workshop Schedule is not determined yet.  Workshops are 1 hour and start at 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM Saturday.

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

2017 KBA Winterfest Vendor Lineup:

Damm Music

Senseney Music

​Becky Drager Fine Art