February Bluegrass Festivals
Bluegrass festival links for 2018, click on titles to visit event websites for more information.
SPBGMA Music Awards & National Convention*
Feb 1-4, 2018
Danny Stewart’s Bluegrass Cruise Week 2
February 5-9, 2018
Port Canaveral, Florida
Big Sky Big Grass*
Feb. 9-11, 2018
Big Sky, Montana
Colorado River Bluegrass Festival
Bullhead City, Arizona
Palatka Bluegrass Festival
Feb. 15-17, 2018
Kansas Bluegrass Association’s Winter Bluegrass Festival
Feb. 16-17, 2018
Bluegrass First Class*
Feb 16-18, 2018
Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival
Feb. 22-25, 2018
Florida Bluegrass Classic
Feb. 20-25, 2018
Feb. 23-25, 2018
Steamboat Springs, CO
Joe Val Bluegrass Music Festival
Feb. 17-19, 2017
For more festival links click on months
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A bluegrass festival brings music lovers and bluegrass bands together. The festival usually lasts a day, a weekend, or a week. Festivals can be found worldwide, but are most prevalent in the United States. In addition to bluegrass artist performances, and jamming in the campgrounds, a bluegrass festival typically offers food, crafts, and other items for sale. Bluegrass refers to the style of music played at the festival.
Planning a bluegrass festival starts months before the event. Funding for these events begins and often involves donations from organizations and companies wishing to promote bluegrass music. Bluegrass singers are invited to attend and perform. The festival is advertised to the public for community involvement.
A bluegrass festival is usually held outside during the warm season and inside for the winter season. Food vendors set up around the festival or in a nearby location. Festival attendees dress in casual attire and sometimes they dress in period pieces denoting bluegrass roots.
Bluegrass festivals take a tremendous amount of time and effort! Without many unpaid volunteers & community involvement, these events would cease to exist. The Southwest Bluegrass Association encourages all to support their bands, sponsors, vendors, and buy a T-shirt! Everything you do will go a long way to encourage bluegrass music festival and event promoters. To keep putting their efforts into continuing a tradition of bluegrass festivals & events for us to enjoy!