Bluegrass From The Forest

July 12 - 14, 2024

Produced by the Kristmas Town Kiwanis


Workshop locations will be posted in a location to be announced. – Please note that they may be subject to possible changes/additions.

Attendance at our workshops is included with your Saturday, Sunday or weekend pass. Whether you play an instrument or are just a big fan of the teacher(s), it’s a great opportunity to learn in an intimate setting. Workshop instructors share techniques and anecdotes, their philosophy about performing and answer questions you might have.


(subject to possible minor changes)

Band Ensemble Workshop with Special Consensus (2013)
Band Ensemble Workshop with Special Consensus from 2013

Workshops will be held outdoors at 10:00 am to 11:00 am Saturday and Sunday by selected band members.

Workshop locations will be posted with signs at the event

Saturday 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Mandolin – Jeremy Freeman / Lonesome Town Painters
Bass – Fred Beach / Lonesome Town Painters
Guitar – Angelo Eidse / Lonesome Town Painters
Banjo – Patrick Bartel / Lonesome Town Painters
Fiddle – Miles Quale / Crying Uncle

Sunday 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Band Ensemble – Jacob Jolliff Band
Mandolin – Caleb Klouder
Guitar – Reeb Willms
Fiddle – Gwendolyn Taylor / Union City Council
Dobro – Donald Strand / Union City Council

Saturday 11:00 am Mandolin Tasting
Mandolin tasting host Teo Quale of Crying Uncle Bluegrass Read More

Sometimes people ask why all the workshops take place at the same time. We know it can be tough deciding which one to attend when you’d like to go to several. It comes down to logistics, available space, and teachers. The workshops are taught by the band performers, so it’s a wonderful opportunity to learn from an accomplished master. Please keep in mind that they also need to rehearse for their performance sets, have meals, rest and then go play on stage. The festival is jam-packed with activities and there is limited time and space to hold all of them.

Check out the Mandolin Tasting event under the Things to Do section – always a fun time!

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