2016 Australian Bluegrass Conference Update

by | 7 Sep, 2016


Jens Kruger

As folks across the country gear up for the next Bluegrass Conference to be held at Tranquil Park Maleny in South East Queensland we have a few updates on this year’s event.

Reminder on Details:

  • Date: Thursday 8th Dec – Sunday 11th Dec 2016
  • Place: Tranquil Park Resort, Maleny, Qld., Australia.
  • Cost: $850 per person
  • Contact Email: pe***********@op******.au Mob.: 0416 113 496

For those who might not have heard the news, banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger is our special return guest this year. Jens has said he is really looking forward to meeting old friends and new.  Jens will augment the already stunning camp faculty, including Arizona bluegrass band, The Sonoran Dogs, and Australia’s own music legends, The Company.


Sonoran Dogs

The Sonoran Dogs bring camp favourites Mark Miracle (mandolin) and Peter McLaughlin (guitar) back to our shores, along with their amazing banjo player, Tyler James. And as a special guest – the talented Bruce Packard (Coolgrass) will join the boys on bass, both in concerts and at the conference.

Other special guests will be featured over the course of the weekend conference and concerts.

As always, beginners are most welcome, and the camp atmosphere is friendly and inspirational. This is an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s best bluegrass musicians.

Please note that bookings for this event are essential.

Numbers are limited, so to avoid disappointment, please book and pay conference fees as soon as possible, to reserve your spot.

If you have already booked, the balance of you fees are now due.  Please note that as with any event, paid up attendees will take priority over unpaid expressions of interest.
The cost includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation at the fully licensed Tranquil Park Resort.
  • 9 superb main meals (Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch)
  • Morning and Afternoon Teas.
  • Instruction and Workshop Sessions and all In-house concerts
  • Entry to the traditional downtown Maleny Friday night concert

Concert Dates featuring Jens Kruger, The Sonoran Dogs, and the Nahuysen’s:

  • Fri. Dec 2nd, 7:30PM – Bray Park – Genesis Christian College Auditorium. 12-16 Youngs Crossing Rd, Bray Park, Qld.
  • Sun, Dec 4th, 7:30PM – Samford – Samford Community Centre, School Rd, Samford, Qld.

More Details: pe***********@op******.au.