March Bluegrass festival links, click on titles to visit event websites for more information.
1-3 Cabin Fever Pickin’ Party Chesapeake, Virginia
1-4 Shorty’s Strickly Bluegrass Festival East Peoria, Illinois
2-4 Bluegrass On The Beach Lake Havasu City, Arizona
9-10 DC Bluegrass Festival Tysons Corner, VA
15-18 Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Festival Dunnellon, FL
21-25 Sertoma Spring Bluegrass Festival Brooksville, Florida
23-24 Bristol Bluegrass Spring Fest Bristol, Virginia
23-25 Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival Temecula, CA
23-25 Tempe Festival Of The Arts – Tempe, AZ
23-24 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival Wilmington, Ohio
23-25 Wilmington Bluegrass Festival Claymont, Delaware
Sonoma County Bluegrass and Folk Festival ~ Sebastopol, CA
Brookdale Bluegrass and Old Time Festival ~ Pescadero, CA
Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival ~ Glendale, AZ
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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!