Karuah Bluegrass Festival

by | 10 May, 2010

Karuah Bluegrass Festival 14th – 16th May 2010

Here’s news of another Bluegrass Festival sent in this week from Karuah which is situated by the Karuah River, a two hour drive north of Sydney via the Pacific Highway. Originally occupied by the Worimi Aborigines, the area’s indigenous place-name Karuah is thought to mean native plum tree.

Since the Pacific Highway bypass in 2004, Karuah has reinvented itself as a peaceful village for travelers north and south.

The Karuah Buegrass Festival is planned for the weekend of 14th to 16th May and people are encouraged to be involved in a community festival where residents, musicians and music lovers can gather to listen or play. In addition to scheduled concerts there will be workshops for banjo, mandolin & fiddle along with blackboard gigs and picking for those who wish to bring their instruments

Featured acts are:

  • Hardrive Bluegrass Band
  • The Lawnmowers
  • Gleny Rae Virus and Her Tamworth Playboys
  • Daniel Watkins & Friends
  • The Slicksville Pickers
  • Steve Wood & The Johnson Creek Drifters
  • Birdbath
  • Fat Wombat

Weekend tickets are $35, with pre sales available from www.bigtix.com.au , Karuah Mobil and during the weekend of the festival.

Karuah offers various accommodation options include motels and camping all within walking distance of venues.
More information is available at www.krom.org.au.