Bluegrass From The Forest

July 12 - 14, 2024

Produced by the Kristmas Town Kiwanis

Bluegrass from the Forest

Please mark your calendars for July 12 – 14, 2024!

Earlybird 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.
Our 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
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This will be our 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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Bluegrass from the Forest 2024 Poster

The Jacob Jolliff Band
Crying Uncle Band
The Lonesome Town Painters
Heartbreak Pass
Caleb and Reeb
Union City Council Bluegrass Band
Host band Runaway Train
Bar K Buckaroos – Saturday country dance.
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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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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. It begins on Saturday morning at 10am and goes until 2pm.
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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, 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 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) 490-8981

Business questions, vendor inquiries, lodging, etc.
Duane Wilson – Kristmas Town Kiwanis
phone: (360) 280-3917

Volunteer inquiries: John Pyles (360) 509-1071

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