Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 10 - 12, 2021

Featuring a fantastic lineup!

Cryin Uncle

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 10 - 12, 2021

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 10 - 12, 2021

Whiskey Deaf

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 10 - 12, 2021

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 10 - 12, 2021

Bluegrass From the Forest

Join us September 10 - 12, 2021

Our festival will comply with state and local laws to present a safe and enjoyable weekend of activities

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Kristmas Town Kiwanis is pleased to invite bluegrass friends and family back to Shelton!

Bluegrass from the Forest 2021 is returning to the Olympic Peninsula for its 16th year in a new outdoor festival format at the South Mason Youth Soccer Park about two miles from downtown Shelton. Camping, jamming, workshops, and great bands are hallmarks of this annual event!

With plans to host two stages areas, a beer and wine garden, and food and vendor spaces near the stages, the festival also will accommodate four RV parking zones and lots of grassy tent sites for out of town festival-goers or for locals who want to be part of the whole experience.

New Outdoor Venue - Same great music, new activities!

The event is relocating to an outdoor venue, the South Mason Youth Soccer Park – less than three miles from the former location. September 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 as well as dinners FRI/SAT evenings that you can pre-reserve to enjoy with the main stage bands!

Purchase Festival tickets today and save up to 20% with Early Bird pricing (after September 1, 2021 tickets will reflect new prices).

2021 Line Up

Crying Uncle - CA., Kristen Grainger and True North - Salem, OR., Whiskey Deaf - OR.,

Kian Dye & the Cascade String Band, WA., Runaway Train (host band) - South Puget Sound

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) 598-1944

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