Bluegrass From The Forest

    Runs until Sunday, July 14, 2024 (See all dates)

    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    SOCCER PARK at the MASON COUNTY REC. AREA, Shelton, WA, 98584

    Returning to the Olympic Peninsula July 12th - 14th for their 19th year! Camping, jamming, workshops, and great bands are hallmarks of this annual Bluegrass event! There is even a country dance Saturday night!

    Bluegrass from the Forest- Please mark your calendars for July 12 – 14, 2024!

    Early bird discount tickets are available through June 30th. Click here to buy tickets!
    Speaking of earlybirds, did you know you can arrive early and camp out on the night of July 11th? It’s a picker’s paradise! Click here for more info about camping.

    The 2024 line up includes:
    The Jacob Jolliff Band – New York
    Crying Uncle Band – California 
    The Lonesome Town Painters – British Columbia 
    Heartbreak Pass – Idaho
    Caleb and Reeb – WA The Bar K Buckaroos – Oregon
    Union City Council Bluegrass Band – WA
    Runaway Train Bluegrass Band – WA

    This will be the festival’s 19th year, and its 4th year at the beautiful outdoor location at South Mason Youth Soccer Park in Shelton.

    The Park is less than three miles from the former location. July is the ideal time in the Northwest to take this festival into the forest! The larger area has more camping & jamming space, additional food and music vendors and a beer and wine garden near the stage. Camping, jamming, workshops, and great bands are hallmarks of this annual event!

    We are also pleased to have food vendors on site.

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    2024 Bluegrass From The Forest Schedule

    **This schedule, subject to minor changes

    Main Stage Schedule

    Friday Evening

    6:40 pm – to be announced
    7:00 pm – Heartbreak Pass

    8:00 pm – Lonesome Town Painters

    9:00 pm – Crying Uncle

    Saturday Afternoon

    1:30 pm – Heartbreak Pass
    2:30 pm – Runaway Train
    3:30  pm – Bar K Buckaroos
    4:30 pm – Crying Uncle

    5:30 – Dinner Break

    Saturday Evening

    6:30 – Chicks Kids performance
    7:00 – Lonesome Town Painters
    8:00 – Caleb and Reeb
    9:00 – Jacob Jolliff Band

    10:00 pm – 12:00 pm – COUNTRY DANCE with the Bar K Buckaroos

    12 am Midnight Hotdogs – Saturday at 12 am right after the dance, location to be announced – free, all are welcome!


    11:00 – Runaway Train
    12:00 – Union City Council
    1:00 – Caleb and Reeb
    2:00 – Jacob Jolliff Band

    2:55 pm – Grand Finale Show with all performers on stage together

    Showcase Stage


    10:00 – Chick’s Kids meet for workshop (Learn more)
    10:00 am – Workshops (all workshops take place at 10am – signs will be posted for locations)
    11:00 am – Mandolin tasting (host to be announced) (Learn more)
    12:00 to 1:00 pm – Slow Jam with Marv Sobolesky (Learn more)
    1:00 to 1:30 pm – Open mic (Learn more)
    5:30 to 6:30 pm – Open Mic


    11:00 am – Open Mic (Learn more)



    Other events and things to do:

    Slow Jam Saturday 12:00 am with Marv Sobolesky at the Showcase Stage.

    Mandolin Tasting

    Time: 11:00 Saturday

    Location: Showcase Stage

    Host: to be announced

    A Mandolin Tasting is when you get some very knowledgeable and talented mandolin players in a room with some very nice mandolins. This differs from a mandolin workshop in that the focus in less about playing techniques and more about understanding the features that make a good instrument.

    Chick Rose School of Bluegrass Kids Workshop

    Saturday 10am – 12pm: Intensive workshop led by Stacey Harnew and her crew – gather on Saturday. Meet front of main stage.

    The Chick Rose School of Bluegrass is a very special program for kids who want to play bluegrass music. Founded by Chick Rose, who passed away in 2012, it lives on in his memory and in the music of the many children who participate.

    The program begins on Saturday morning at 10am and goes until noon. Children are divided into small groups according to their musical ability and are coached by advanced musicians. The program culminates in a special short performance of all the kids on Saturday evening on the main stage, There is no extra charge for the kids to be in this program – let’s fill the stage with kids!

    Midnight Hotdogs –

    Midnight on Saturday night – free with festival admission
    Location will be announced and signs will be posted

    What could be better than free hotdogs at midnight at a festival? It’s pretty great. You probably ate like, five or six hours earlier, you still have a good four hours of jamming to put in. You need sustenance. Bring on the free hotdogs! Maybe a jam will get started right there. You just never know.

    Saturday Night Country Dance

    Join us on Saturday night of the festival for a country dance hosted by the BarK Buckaroos. The dance begins after the main stage performances end on Saturday night. And since you will have burned a few calories, head over to the barbecue pit for our (in)famous Midnight Hotdogs!

    Admission is free with your your festival wristband (weekend pass or day pass) or only $10.00 without. The dance location will be announced at the festival and there will be signs posted.


    Jamming in the campground!





    Shelton, WA

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