Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us July 7 - 9, 2023

Featuring a fantastic lineup!

Cryin Uncle

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us July 7 - 9, 2023

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us July 7 - 9, 2023

Whiskey Deaf

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us July 7 - 9, 2023

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us July 7 - 9, 2023

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us July 7 - 9, 2023

Pack your lawn chairs & snacks and come enjoy this wonderful OUTDOOR festival! You can even bring your dog, if it's on a leash.

Early camping allowed Thursday the 6th from noon all the way until Monday noon.

2022 Bluegrass from the Forest poster

Bluegrass from the Forest 2023 will return to the Olympic Peninsula for its 18th year at the new outdoor festival format at the South Mason Youth Soccer Park in Shelton. Camping, jamming, workshops, and great bands are hallmarks of this annual event!

New Outdoor Venue - Same great music, new activities!

The event has relocated to an outdoor venue, the South Mason Youth Soccer Park – 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 will allow for expanded camping, additional food and music vendors and a beer and wine garden near the stage.

We are also pleased to have food vendors on site.

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2023 Line Up

Please stay tuned for our 2023 line up. It will include great national bands as well as favorite regional bands, including
Runaway Train (our host band), and our Saturday night country dance with The Bar K Buckaroos

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Camping / Lodging

Dry camping for RVs and tents will be available beginning Thursday evening (before the festival). Local hotels and B&Bs are also available. Many people enjoy getting a head start on the pickin’ and grinnin’ that starts up the evening before the festival begins.

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Kids Activities

The Chick Rose School of Bluegrass is a special program for kids. Children are divided into small groups according to their musical ability and are coached by advanced musicians.

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Camping at Bluegrass From the Forest Our 7th annual Midwinter Bluegrass Celebration  December 28 was a huge success and the biggest ever - thanks all who attended!

There is a lot going on at the Bluegrass From the Forest festival. In addition to band performances, the festival offers a host of activities, including Master Workshops, Band Scramble Showcase (anyone can participate), Chick Rose’s Youth School of Bluegrass, Mandolin Tasting, Slow Jam, vendors and much more. There will be all night jamming in the campground (midnight hot dogs included). One thing’s for sure, there is plenty to keep you occupied at any time throughout the weekend! Visit our Things To Do page to see a full list of activities.

We're looking for businesses and philanthropists who want to sponsor our festival! It will pay some of our many expenses and also help keep our ticket price very reasonable. Please contact Duane Wilson at duanelwilson@gmail.com and he'll give you the specifics.

 
Want to volunteer at the festival? Please contact John Pyles details (360) 509-1071

Get In Touch

Booking information, contest entry and rules, scheduling etc. contact:
Greg Linder – festival coordinator
Phone: (360) 898-4581
E-mail: runawaytrainbluegrassband@hotmail.com

Business questions, vendor inquiries, lodging, etc.
Duane Wilson – Kristmas Town Kiwanis
phone: (360) 426-1782

Volunteer inquiries: John Pyles (360) 509-1071