2023 Australian Bluegrass Conference

by | 18 Jul, 2023 | 3 comments

2023 Australian Bluegrass Conference Returns.

After a 4 year hiatus, The Australian Bluegrass Conference, is returning this December to Maleny in Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

The 2023 Australian Bluegrass Conference is the perfect place for learning essential techniques, jamming with friends and networking with other like-minded players who travel from all over Australia and New Zealand to attend. Held in stunning surroundings, it caters for players of all skill levels. You will meet and hear some of the finest bluegrass musicians from the USA and Australia as they play and teach exclusively for you, up close and personal. Fully catered (9 meals) and 3 nights’ accommodation on site are included in the cost. The Australian Bluegrass conference is one of the premier events on the music calendar.

Here is a chance to enjoy a fun-filled 4 days immersed in bluegrass music in style and comfort.

The 2023 Australian Bluegrass Conference riuns over 4 days Thursday to Sunday December 7th – 10th at the Tranquil Park Resort with a record 15 instructors in total, this fully catered event will take your playing and motivation to new heights. There are only ever 65 spaces available so, unlike a festival, this unique format provides an exceptional instructor/player ratio with intimate access to some of the finest musicians available. Book now for this unforgettable music experience.

2023 Australian Bluegrass Conference Instructors:

Bennett Sullivan, The Sonoran Dogs featuring Mark Miracle, Peter McLaughlin, Tyler James, Bruce Packard, Dick Brown, Nat Torkington, Jenene Abarbanel, Paul Henderson, Marcus Church, Innes Campbell, John O’Donnell, Anita Marks, Gary Vann, Peter Nahuysen.

The Australian Bluegrass Conference Details:
  • Cost $1050 per person.

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, with bottomless tea and coffee.
  • Instruction and Workshop Sessions and all In-house concerts.
  • Entry to the Tranquil Park Lounge Thursday night in-house concert.
Accommodation Details:
Sonoran Dogs at the Australian Bluegrass Conference

Sonoran Dogs & Bruce Packard

Check-in will be after 12:00pm on the Thursday, and wrap up Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm. All rooms are ensuited and are either 2, 3 or 4 share.

Commonly Asked Questions:

Q1. How do I register and pay?

A. The best way is to contact Peter Nahuysen is via Email,  and arrange your booking and payment of a deposit.
Or you can speak to him directly on 0416 113496

Q2(a). Can I bring a partner?

A. Yes but space will be limited to 5 due to the small number of double rooms available. First in bookings will have priority for these partner spots.

Q2(b). If I bring my partner, how much will it cost for them?
A. Because they are not receiving instruction it will be $850.

Q3 If I come by myself will I be sharing a room with others?

A. Yes. Just like any Bluegrass Festival or Conference, to keep costs down for everyone we must dorm share the available rooms. However the maximum is only 4 per room with a number of 3 and 2 share, and they are very comfortable!

Q4. If I land at Brisbane Airport will there be transport to get to the camp?

A. To assist any Interstate attendees, we will be offering lifts from the airport to Tranquil Park on the Thursday departing between 9:00 and 11.00 am and returning to the Airport departing the camp site at around 2.00 pm on the Sunday. Let us know if you require transport when you book.

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  1. Ron and Heather Tooth

    Are there any concerts that we just come to hear the wonderful blue grass

  2. Don

    I am trying to play two finger style. I sometimes attend the Adelaide Old Time String Band monthly jam. I am interested in possibly attending.

  3. mark long

    Keen to attend conference.


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