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Wanna Play at this Festival?

Band Submission Guidelines here 

37th Annual Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Friday ~ Sunday, August 25 - 27, 2023

About the Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival

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Plenty of shade.  Bring your low-backed chairs, blankets.  Coolers OK, but no glass, please.  And sorry, no pets.  

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Every August for 35 years, the beautiful Bower's Mansion Regional Park in Washoe Valley (between Reno and Carson City) has been home to a music festival like no other.  BLUEGRASS music will lift your spirits, get you laughing, singing and tapping your toes! Maybe you'll even try your hand at playing a banjo at our popular, "Bluegrass Instrument Petting Zoo"!  It's just plain FUN for all ages. 

Friday Jam Camp, 10am to 3:30pm - Learn to Jam with others in 5 hours -- guaranteed! If you know a few chords and/or a few songs already, but are still not sure about joining a bluegrass jam, this workshop is for you! Details here

Friday, Aug. 25, 7pm -  TBA

Saturday, Aug. 26, 9am - Main festival gates open.  Festival wraps up by 6pm.  MORE INFO FOR 2023 SOON!

Sunday, Aug. 27, 10am - morning gospel music show TBA

Camping (and jamming!) MORE INFO COMING SOON

Main stage with professional audio by Paul Knight, the best sound engineer in the West!

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Kids of all ages like to play around on the Bluegrass Instruments in the Petting Zoo!  

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