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36th Annual Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Friday ~ Sunday, August 19 - 21, 2022

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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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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!  

About the Bower's Mansion Bluegrass Festival

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. 

NEW - Friday Jam Camp, 10am to 3:30pmLearn 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. 19, 7pm - Free show featuring "Little City String Band" on the stage at the Park. No tickets necessary, but donations will be gladly accepted. Beer & wine offered for sale by Rotary Club of Reno.

Saturday, Aug. 20, 9am - Main festival gates open.  All E-tickets will be exchanged for wrist bands at the gate. Or pay with cash/credit.  Entertainment starts at 10:00 am (see line up here).  Food trucks, Rotary's beer/wine booth, craft vendors, playground and pleny of shade.  Festival wraps up by 6pm.

Sunday, Aug. 21, 10am - morning gospel music show, featuring "Sunday Go To Meetin'" at the Amphitheater in Davis Creek Regional Park, 1 mile north of Bowers Mansion. Please no alcohol for the Sunday morning show. No tickets necessary, but donations will be gladly accepted.

Camping (and jamming!) at the nearby Davis Creek Campground.  Click here for details.  Or call 408-644-9993 to reserve your spot in the Group Camp.