Performer Applications Now Open For Mountaingrass 2023
Mountaingrass is the official festival of the Australasian Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association of Australia (ABOTMA).
The festival aims to present performances of bluegrass and traditional old-time music, related workshops, and opportunities for attendees to share with each other through jamming and picking sessions.
Opening for performer applications was delayed this year pending the new website. However, everything is now up and running and performer applications are now open.
To apply go to this link.
Be sure to read the Selection Guidelines before you apply to avoid disappointment. Applications close on May 8.
Mountaingrass is a participative event for performers and ticket buyers alike. Organisers are looking for musicians who want to be a part of the event and be involved not only in concerts but also in workshops, jams including slow jams, and picking sessions.
Performers will usually have at least two performances in different venues during the event. Concerts occur in the evenings and afternoons. Workshops are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Acts, whether booked for the concert program or not, are welcome to perform on our walk-up stage.
As Bluegrass and Old Time music are acoustic music forms, the festival encourages acoustic performances. Plugged-in or other non-acoustic instruments are discouraged. Professional sound engineers are available to provide microphone amplification.
Partners and children of performers selected to perform at the festival can obtain half price tickets provided names and numbers are included in the application form. Partners are also most welcome to volunteer their services and receive a free ticket for the festival in return.
In support of the bluegrass and old time cause, performers are encouraged to become part of ABOTMA through membership of the organisation. Application to join is available through ABOTMA or on site at the festival.