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(report link) American Banjo Camp: in Port Orchard, Washington 1 week after Labor Day. An intense weekend of 5-string banjo instruction in the Pacific Northwest.

(report link) Banjo Cruise: Take a banjo cruise! Brought to you by Ross Nickerson of

(report link) Midwest Banjo Camp: at the Michigan State University Campus in East Lansing, Michigan

(report link) Pete Wernick's Winter Banjo Camps in Boulder, CO: The original banjo camp! Basic, intermediate, and advanced tracks.

(report link) 17th annual Albuquerque Folk Festival June 6, 2015: Participatory folk festival, Fun for all ages

(report link) 24th Annual Nimblefingers Bluegrass and Old Time Workshop and Festival: This summer is the 24th Annual Nimblefingers Bluegrass and Old Time Workshop and Festival in the beautiful Sorrento, BC. The workshop runs from August 18th to the 23rd and August 25th to the 30th.

(report link) 7th Annual Bluegrass in the Pavilion Concert at the Flagler Museum: Grammy nominated Dailey & Vincent and Grasstowne perform at the Falgler Museum in Palm Beach to benefit South Arts' emergency planning for Gulf Coast cultural institutions.

(report link) Acoustic Music Camp: A three day camp in Dallas, TX for acoustic musicians.

(report link) Aiken Bluegrass Festival: In Aiken, South Carolina.

(report link) Annual Lowell Banjo & Fiddle Contest: Documentary covering the 31st Annual Lowell Banjo & Fiddle Contest

(report link) Annual Old Time Fiddlers' Convention and Festival - Goleta, CA: Live music and contests in Old Time fiddle, banjo, guitar, and song in a family friendly atmosphere.

(report link) Annual Punta Gorda Banjo Bash - Punta Gorda, FL: 3 great shows headlined by Buddy Wachter, Johnny Baier and more

(report link) Banjo Camp North: 3 day teaching event featuring world class Bluegrass and Old Time banjo instructors

(report link) Banjoree: European Banjo Festival

(report link) in Hawaii this May: Rss Nickerson workshop in Honolulu May 9th

(report link) Bear on the Square Festival: Acoustic jam - Dahlonega, Georgia - April 20-22 2007

(report link) Berlin Fiddler's Convention: September 21-23. Berlin Maryland

(report link) Bill Evans and Richie Dotson Banjo Workshop: Feb. 11th 10:00AM - 5:00PM Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Richie Dotson and Bill Evans in Hampton, Virginia

(report link) Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival: One of the largest bluegrass festivals in the Northeast. Every June & August!

(report link) Bluegrass Banjo Camp at Weiser, Idaho May 1-4: Parallel novice and intermediate sessions with Bill Evans, Jason Homey and Gary Eller

(report link) Bluegrass Circle: Directly of festivals all over the US

(report link) Bluegrass Festival Hangout: Bluegrass Festival Hangout was created solely for the enjoyment and as a source of information regarding everything to do with bluegrass festivals for bluegrass music fans everywhere.

(report link) Bluegrass Festivals: Squidoo lens about bluegrass festivals in North America

(report link) Bluegrass Festivals in Maine: Courtesy of the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine

(report link) Bluegrass Festivals in Ontario: Squidoo lens about bluegrass festivals in Ontario, Canada

(report link) Bluegrass In The Smokies: Official website for the annual Bluegrass In The Smokies music festival

(report link) BMAI Annual Bluegrass Goes Pink for Cancer Festival: Bluegrass Festival with stage shows, workshops, and jamming.

(report link) BMAI Annual Franklin County Bluegrass Festival: Bluegrass Festival with stage shows, workshops, and jamming.

(report link) BMAI Annual Honey Creek Resort Bluegrass Festival: Bluegrass Festival with stage shows, workshops, and jamming.

(report link) BMAI Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Bluegrass Festival: Bluegrass Festival with stage shows, workshops, and jamming.

(report link) BMAI Des Moines Area Annual Bluegrass Festival: Bluegrass Festival with stage shows, workshops, and jamming.

(report link) BMAI Linn County Annual Bluegrass Festival: Bluegrass Festival with stage shows, workshops, and jamming.

(report link) Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival: A day of bluegrass music and workshops in the pines between Reno and Carson City, NV

(report link) California Bluegrass Association Music Camp Web Site: This camp is for advanced-beginners and intermediate players who want to improve their instrumental or vocal skills and work on jamming with others.

(report link) California Coast Music Camp: Annual adult camp in July, in Nor. California. Bluegrass and other musical styles.

(report link) Camp Jam in the Pines: Spring and Fall weekend festivals -- Camp out in the Jersey Pinelands

(report link) Carrboro Music Festival: Annual Fall Event With All Types Of Music

(report link) CBA Music Camp: music camp for bluegrass/oldtime players

(report link) Centralia Campout: Camping and jamming for musicians

(report link) Centralia Old Time Music Campout: 6 days of jamming and camping bliss on the banks of the Skookumchuck River in Centralia, WA held during the 2nd full week in August. Visit the website for info or call Ray Leach at 360-807-8461

(report link) Charlie Poole Music Festival: Charlie Poole Music Festival

(report link) Clear Mountain View Music Festival: 4 Day Music Festival in the Foothills of NC

(report link) Colorado Roots Music Camp: Acoustic music camp teaching guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and bass

(report link) COOMBS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: july 30, 31, and aug 1.

(report link) Cornstock Music Festival: Cornstock music festival is fun for the whole family

(report link) Cowan Creek Mountaim Music School: Music from the Mountains in the Mountains - Whitesburg, KY

(report link) Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival: Held Annually on Labor Day Weekend at Salem County Fair Grounds in Woodstown, NJ

(report link) Delaware's Wilmington Winter Indoor Bluegrass Festival: Showcasing emerging bluegrass bands, weekend jamming and workshops.

(report link) Didmarton Bluegrass Festival: One of the UK's most popular bluegrass festivals

(report link) DINWIDDIE MUSIC FESTIVAL: 3-Day Festival JUNE 4, 5, & 6 - Featuring - Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent, Lonesome River Band, IIIrd Tyme Out, Joe Mullins, Larry Stephenson Band, Junior Sisk, Bluegrass Brothers, and More!

(report link) Door County Bluegrass Camp: 5-day camp for bluegrass bass, guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, slide, small group playing and jamming

(report link) Down From the Hills Mississippi Bluegrass Championships: The 11th Down From the Hills Heritage Music Festival and State of Mississippi Bluegrass Championships are set May 19, 2012, at the Union County Fairgrounds in New Albany, Mississippi. Cash awards in

(report link) Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival: Top notch bands, good jaming, good people great festival rain of shine

(report link) Dusty Strings Co.: Banjo Festival every May in Seattle, Washington's Fremont district

(report link) Earhart Music Festival: The Earhart Music Festival

(report link) European Bluegrass Music Association: 3 days of jamming & the best of the European Bluegrass scene

(report link) Fiddle Festivus and Hoedown: Oldtime Music Festival in Suches, GA Oct. 13-14

(report link) Folk College: Annual music camp

(report link) Galax Old Fiddlers Convention: World's oldest and largest Old Fiddler's Convention. Annual event held the second week in August.

(report link) Gardner Winter Music Festival: The festival showcases traditional Appalachian acoustic music performed by musicians from West Virginia and surrounding states.

(report link) Gathering In The Gap: Roots music festival located in Big Stone Gap, Virginia

(report link) Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival: Held in May and August every year just outside historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

(report link) Goin' Back to Harlan Bluegrass Festival: Annual bluegrass celebration festival on the Harlan Campus of Southest Ky. Community & Technical College

(report link) Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering: Annual music camp/workshop weekend

(report link) Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival: Every July. Over 30 years of bluegrass now on the Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY 12460

(report link) High Country Bluegrass Festival: Festival in Boone NC featuring Blue Highway, Infamous Stringdusters, Dailey & Vincent, and more.

(report link) Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp: Kerrville, TX. Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Harmonica, Bass, Voice, Hammer & Mountain Dulcimer Lessons


(report link) Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention: Traditional Fiddlers Convention with banjo showcases and workshops, camping, square dances

(report link) HOTAfest 2015 - Heart of the Arts Folk Music Festival: The festival features hands-on workshops that celebrate Bluegrass, Irish Celtic, Gospel, Scottish, Civil War, Folk and Mountain Genres, including visual arts and crafts.

(report link) International Folk Alliance Conference: The Folk Alliance International Conference is the place to meet and mingle with the most significant people in the folk community and beyond.

(report link) JAM Camp: Summer day camp featuring music lessons in banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dulcimer, dance and much more all Appalachian style. Held in Silk Hope, NC June 18-22, 2012. Geared towards 3-8 th grade st

(report link) Janie's Jumpstart Weekend Old Time Music Camp 4/1-3, 2016: Weekend Old Time Music Camp for Fiddle, Clawhammer banjo and Guitar with Janie Rothfield, Rachel Eddy, Gailanne Amundsen, Shona Carr, Pete Peterson and Kellie Allen

(report link) Janie's Jumpstart Weekend Old Time Music Camps: Weekend Music camps for Old Time banjo, fiddle, guitar-next one is 3/21-23 in Oxford PA!!

(report link) Jerusalem Ridge Festival: The festival is held on Jerusalem Ridge, just outside of Rosine, KY, at Bill Monroe's Homestead

(report link) Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival Ireland: Celebration of Irish Traditional and American Bluegrass Music, annually in September

(report link) Julian Family Fiddle* Camp: An 5-day acoustic roots music camp held in Julian, CA, with acclaimed clawhammer banjoist, Chris Coole, leading instruction for banjo students.

(report link) Keystone Banjo Bash: Highlighting the 4-string banjo, tenor guitar,mandolins, ukulele, etc. Jamming, workshops, shows. Taking the 4-string into new territory!

(report link) Lil Johns Mountain Music Festival: Annual Labor Day Bluegrass Festival Featuring James King,Dailey&Vincent,Sierra Hull,Bluegrass Brothers,Kickin Grass,Dave Evans,

(report link) Meadowlark Music Camp: August 22-28, 2010, mid-coast Maine; jams, concerts, instruction in multiple instruments (banjo staff - Richie Stearns)

(report link) MerleFest: Founded in 1988 with the joint purpose of celebrating the life of Eddy Merle Watson and the musical traditions of the Doc Watson Family while also raising funds for Wilkes Community College,

(report link) Metro Banjo: Weekend clinic in Bronxville, NY with Keith, Weissberg, Trischka, Freed, Horowitz and Sapoznik

(report link) Mickeys Mountain Productions: Lists 3 upcoming bluegrass festivals

(report link) Miles of Memories Country MusicFest: Three days of traditional country music, Thurs., Fri, Sat. after Labor Day.

(report link) Mount Airy Bluegrass & Old TimeFiddler's Convention: Mount Airy, North Carolina, always held the first weekend in June

(report link) Mountain Arts Gathering: Acoustic traditional/folk/old-time music camp for adults on the beautiful lake-shore campus of Paul Smith's College in the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York

(report link) Mountain Arts Gathering music camp: Acoustic music camp for adults, July 18-24, 2010, beautiful lakeshore campus of Paul Smith's College, in the Adirondack mountains of New York state

(report link) Munich Banjo Camp: Annual Banjo camp in Germany (November)(German & English)

(report link) Murphy Henry Banjo Workshop, Portland, Ore., Jan 10-12, 2014: Murphy Henry will teach this all-levels workshop (by ear, of course). It is her only appearance on the West Coast this year. Much emphasis on playing with others and improvising.

(report link) Murphy Method Beginning Banjo Camp, October 25-27, 2013: Small camp that focuses on playing with other people, hearing your chord changes, improvising, and gaining confidence on the banjo. Murphy and Casey Henry instructors. Limit 20 students.

(report link) Murphy Method Intermediate Banjo Camp in Winchester, Va., March 28-30, 2014: This weekend-long camp focuses on playing with other people, improvising, backup, and how to use what you already know more effectively. Murphy and Casey Henry instruct. Limit 20 students.

(report link) Murphy Method Women's Banjo Camp in Winchester, Va., July 18-20, 2014: All levels. All women. Our Women's Banjo Camp will focus on basic banjo skills, jamming, and improvising in a comfortable all-female environment. Murphy and Casey teach. Limit 20 students.

(report link) Musicians Against Childhood Cancer: Four-day Festival in Central Ohio

(report link) NashCamp: Fall Banjo Camp

(report link) New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp for Adults: An adult music camp held in the heart of the French Quarter. Instructors are some of the best musicians in New Orleans.

(report link) North Carolina Banjo Clinic: Two days of Scruggs and Old-Time style banjo instruction in Burnsville, NC.

(report link) North Georgia Winter Bluegrass Jam: 2 day bluegrass festival feb 22-23rd, Clarkesville Ga.

(report link) North Wales Bluegrass Festival: Three days of bluegrass concerts, workshops, and pickin' round the clock!

(report link) Oklahoma's International Bluegrass Festival: A bluegrass festival that features the best of national and international bluegrass bands.

(report link) Old time Banjo with Sara Grey Sat 18th May - Sun 19th May 2013: Work on improving banjo accompaniement and co-ordinating this with songs. intermediate level. No tab will be used words to songs will be supplied

(report link) Old Time Music & Jam Camp North: 3 day teaching event featuring top, world class instructors, banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, group performance, signing, etc.

(report link) Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival: All shows are free. Always on the third full weekend of March in Temecula, California. Top bluegrass bands, workshops, vendors, camping, jams and much more.

(report link) Olympia Oldtime Music Festival: February 26 - March 1, 2009. There will be two square dances, an awesome concert, workshops for various instruments, and tons of jamming all weekend long.

(report link) Oregon Bluegrass Association’s Pickers Fest: Bring your mandolin, guitar, fiddle, dobro, ukulele or whatever makes music and spend the weekend at the beautiful Zigzag Mountain Farm. Options include listening or playing music with friends.

(report link) Osborne Brothers Festival: 3 days of Bluegrass. Held in August each year. Hosted by Bobby and Sonny Osborne. R.V. Hookups and Lodging details on the web site.

(report link) Outer Banks Retreat with Mike Munford of Dirty Kitchen: May 14-21: One week bluegrass workshop w/ IBMA Award-winning players

(report link) Overton Bluegrass and Gospel Music Festival: Overton, TX - a bluegrass and gospel music festival complete with workshops, crafts, performances, and fun for everyone.

(report link) PeachBottomFarm Fiddle & Strings Camp: A unique chance to experience World Class instruction while surrounded by the Appalachian culture & music. Styles include B.G, Canadian, Scottish, Irish, Contest, Classical, Old-timey, Swedish and App

(report link) Pete: Open to pickers of ALL bluegrass instruments, these multi-day jam camps bring you into the fun world of bluegrass jamming, all coached by Pete.

(report link) Pickin' at the Cave Bluegrass Festival: Live Bluegrass under the stars and tours of Cherokee Caverns on Saturday, May 9th from 6pm til 9pm. Admissionis $10.00 per person for ages 6 and older

(report link) Puget Sound Guitar Workshop: The mothership of acoustic music camps, guitar-based, but including all acoustic instruments

(report link) Red White and Bluegrass Festival: Annual 5 day bluegrass festival in Morganton, NC

(report link) RED, WHITE & BLUEGRASS Family Pickin' Party: A family style 3 day event 6/30/06 -7/2/06 at the Stevens Co. WA Fair & Expo Center. campers, vendors, musicians & volunteers please contact us

(report link) Riverfolk 2011 Jam Camp: Three day Bluegrass & Cajun/Zydeco Jam Camp in SE Michigan

(report link) Riverfolk Festival Jam Camp: A performance camp for aspiring musicians. Do you wish you could meet others who share your musical interests? Improve your playing? Want to join a band? Spend three days learning from the top pros.

(report link) Riverfolk Jam Camp: Bluegrass Jam Camp / Cajun Jam Camp

(report link) Riverfolk Music & Arts Festival: A festival of traditional folk, bluegrass and world music continues to evolve, and features new creative artists, an array of music and dance workshops,

(report link) Roanoke Bluegrass Weekend: Festival in Roanoke, Virginia

(report link) RockyGrass: The 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival was held August 24-26, 1973. Now in its 35th year, RockyGrass explores the many roots and branches of bluegrass music.

(report link) Rogersville Bluegrass Festival: Rogersville Bluegrass Festival home of the Alabama bluegrass instruments championship. These championships have be officially sanctioned by the Alabama House, Senate and Governor.

(report link) ROMP (River of Music Party): Bluegrass Festival/Concert in Owenboro, KY

(report link) Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival: Long running, revived, family oriented music festival.

(report link) Shenandoah Riverside Fesival: Bluegrass Music Festival

(report link) Shenandoah Riverside Festival: Music Festival featuring Rhonda Vincent, Iron Horse and many more.

(report link) Sisters Folk Festival: Annual Americana music festival in Sisters, Oregon

(report link) Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival: Third Annual Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Music Festival /June 23,24,25

(report link) Southeast Bluegrass Association: Bluegrass Festival Listing of the Southeast Bluegrass Association

(report link) Spirit of Bluegrass Music Fest: Mountain Heart, Lonesome River Band, Carrie Hassler & Hard Rain, Cadillac Sky and more

(report link) Spring Street Theater: Venue for Bluegrass, folk, gospel, cowboy, comedy & more!

(report link) Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp: 2 time Gold award winning Acoustic Kamp Series in June every year!

(report link) Stickerville: Camp and jam, workshops etc. second full week August, weiser, ID.

(report link) Suwannee Banjo Camp: Old Time and Bluegrass Banjo Camp - O'Leno State Park, High Springs, FL

(report link) Sydney Bluegrass & Old-time Music Get-together: Facebook page for the Sydney Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Get-together held 1st Saturday each month

(report link) Tanglefoot Workshops: Clawhammer and old-time fiddle workshops held in Atlanta

(report link) Tenor Guitar Gathering: information about the annual tenor guitar gathering the first weekend in June in Astoria, Oregon

(report link) Texas JAAM Camp: Fabulous one-week camp on the Beautiful Guadalupe River. Great jamming!

(report link) The 1st Annual Ola Belle Reed Homecoming Festival: Banjo Competition, Bluegrass, Folk, Gospel, Festival

(report link) The Swannanoa Gathering: The Swannanoa Gathering hosts a series of week-long banjo workshops held in July and August near Asheville, NC

(report link) The Yadkinville Bluegrass Contest & Fiddlers' Convention: Annual fiddlers' convention held on the third Saturday of April in Yadkinville, NC.

(report link) Through the Years Benefit Concert: JD Crowe and the New South appearing at Bluegrass Through the Years Benefit

(report link) Thursday Nite Bluegrass: A semi open Jam for acoustic bluegrass music check website for details on workshop

(report link) Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest: Southern California's premier old time, bluegrass, etc festival. Paramount Ranch, Agoura California

(report link) UK Festivals: North West Bluegrass News has lots of UK festival info

(report link) Uncle Dave Macon Days Video: Uncle Dave Macon Days National Championship for Ole Time Banjo, Buckdance, & Clogging.

(report link) Walnut Valley Festival: Small town outdoor bluegrass and country festival in Winfield, Kansas

(report link) Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival (Annual): Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia

(report link) Winter Acoustic Jam Camp: Winter Jam Camp in Kerrville Texas - Feb. 5-7, 2010

(report link) Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival - Bellevue, WA: Winner of the IBMA 2005 Bluegrass Event of the Year!

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