MountainGrass 2022

by | 1 Nov, 2022

MountainGrass Festival

MountainGrass 2022 has something for everyone.

Mountaingrass 2022 has something for everyone from beginner, intermediate and bluegrass and old-time music enthusiests. It is not just about a vast concert program but a festival brought by a committed team. They continue to ensure that MountainGrass is an event where you can be a part of the festival through participating in slow jams and sessions, learning more about the instrument you play, singing or just learning the craft of songwriting and performing in public.

MountainGrass 2022 - Bluestone Junction

Bluestone Junction

It’s happening from 18th to 20th November, 2022 at the George Kerferd Hotel in the beautiful grounds of Mayday Hills, Beechworth. This year will see activities at the Hotel Nicholas, a lovely old pub on the corner of Camp and High Streets, Beechworth, with an Old Time session on Friday afternoon and concert on Saturday afternoon and evening.

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Some MountainGrass 2022 Program Highlights:

  • Old Time afternoon concert at the Hotel Nicholas on Saturday afternoon and evening,
  • The Bruce Rowe Memorial Bluegrass concert on Saturday night at the Kerferd
  • Andrew Clermont’s Supper Club – late on Saturday night in the Restaurant
  • Sunday morning gospel blackboard concert hosted by Mike Kear,
  • The Final stage performance of Jose Garcia and The Amigos’ stagecraft and performance workshop,
  • The Acoustic concert in The Chapel on Sunday afternoon,
  • Two walk-up blackboard concerts – Saturday evening and the Sunday night Finale concert.
  • This year our workshop program is bigger than ever! It includes:
  • Old time jam session led by the Narrownecks at The Nicholas Hotel from around 3pm on Friday afternoon.
  • Slow jams with Jose and The Amigos, Bluegrass Junction, and Craig Woodward,
  • Three guitar workshops that will take you through the evolution of flat picking with Smith Allen Peterson, Rob Lewis, and Tom Kendall,
  • Bluegrass banjo workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced with Peter Scholtz and Dave Hellens
  • Clawhammer banjo with Gary Crockett and Pete Sommerville,
  • Two finger old time banjo with John Boothroyd,
  • Fiddle workshops with Mae Tra’eger and Corn Nut Creek’s Danielle Vita and Tanya Bradley,
  • Performance and stagecraft workshop culminating in a final performance on a concert stage with Jose Garcia and The Amigos,
  • How to promote your band on radio with Mike Kear,
  • Songwriting with Beverly Smith, and Ricky Pann and Dave Diprose
  • Mandolin and bass workshops, and more…
The Mountaingrass festival is organised entirely by volunteers for members and supporters of the Australasian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association (ABOTMA). To keep the organisation going ABOTMA needs some members to step up and nominate for the ABOTMA Executive.

The organisation also needs some members and helpers to help with organising the Mountaingrass festival, or, it may not happen next year. If you are interested in the future of ABOTMA and Mountaingrass please come along to the AGM on Sunday morning at Mountaingrass.

Let’s not forget the host of supporters that make MountainGrass 2022 possible.

Indigo Shire Council
The George Kerferd Hotel
The Mayday Hills Art Society
The Hotel Nicholas
John Boothroyd
George Fendyk
David Aumann of Aumann Stringed Instruments for supporting our 2022 raffle
Jan Dale and the Southern Style program on PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne
Grundy banjos
Gerald Pink picks
Madam PC and Comedy Hypnotist Gerard V for technical services, the best bluegrass news site in Australia