Welcome to Bluegrass From the Forest

Our 2016 festival will be May 13 – 16.   Mark your calendar as you’ll not want to miss this one!

 – Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper is signed for 2016!

Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will be here in 2016!

Check our Lineup page for the full main stage lineup.


Our 3rd annual Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration will be held at the Shelton Performing Arts Center (same venue as the festival) December 26.  Three great Northwest bands will be performing:  The Bluegrass Regulators, North Country and Runaway Train.  The show will be from 6:30 to 9:30 – with a jam on stage (all invited!) at the end.  $10.00 gets you in – best bargain around!  Refreshments will be served.  Put this on your calendar as it’s always a great show – and proceeds go towards our festival in May. Go to Youtube and type “Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration” to see some of previous year’s shows.  call 360 898 4581 for more info.

Camping at Bluegrass From the Forest

The 2015 festival was another stellar year for the festival – thank you Audie Blaylock and Redline, John Reischman and the Jaybirds, all the great regional bands, all who attended and those who helped out in their respective ways. We Will post pictures and videos soon.

The Bluegrass From the Forest festival offers  many activities in addition to the four main multiple -band shows (in a great Performing Arts Center venue) including Master Workshops, Band Scramble Showcase (anyone can participate!) Banjo Contest, Chick Rose’s Youth School of Bluegrass, Mandolin Tasting, Marv’s Slow Jam, vendors and much more!There will be contests, all night jamming in the campground (midnight hot dogs included), ahd don’t forget the Showcase Stage where there’ll be open mic as well as other band performances and much more! One thing’s for sure – there is something to keep you occupied at any time throughout the weekend!

We have completed our 2016 Main Stage lineup –

Our House Band: Runaway Train


Interested in volunteering?  Call Angela Schauer at (253) 225-0148

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