Festival organisers encourage applicants to read the application guidelines first. There’s a lot of information there to help you fill out your application.
Feel free to send in questions you have that the guidelines didn’t answer, and then send in that application.
Apply through the MountainGrass website now.
MountainGrass is organised by the Australasian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association Inc. (ABOTMA Inc.)
For over 26 years the small township of Harrietville has played host every year to bluegrass and old-time music festivals. Australian banjo player and luthier Laurie Grundy conceived the idea of a bluegrass and old-time music convention at Harrietville and in conjunction with Nick and Janet Dear from Pickin’ at the Piggery in Melbourne they organised the first ‘Harrietville Bluegrass & Traditional Country Music Convention’ in October 1989. It quickly became the peak event on the bluegrass and old time music calendar in Australia and was affectionately known simply as ‘Harrietville.’
MountainGrass continues the tradition of bringing U.S.A. Bluegrass and Old-Time acts to play concerts and run workshops for fans and players of all levels. MountainGrass also showcases a selection of acts from Australia and New Zealand and runs instrument and other workshops for players of all levels. Most of all MountainGrass offers two and a half days of non-stop picking and jamming and lots of opportunities to improve your chops.