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)

Miles Quale (fiddle) & Teo Quale (mando) nominees for IBMA Momentum Instrumentalists of the Year

Miles Quale (fiddle) & Teo Quale (mando) nominees for IBMA Momentum Instrumentalists of the Year

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

Saturday 10:00
Fiddle: Annie Staninec (Whiskey Deaf)
Guitar: Yoseff Tucker (Whiskey Deaf)
Vocal: Kristen Grainger (True North)
Band Vocal Harmony Kentucky Sky

Saturday 11:00
Mandolin tasting Martin Stevins (Kristen Grainger and True North) meet at Showcase Stage

Sunday 10:00
Banjo: Jack Dwyer (Cascade Stringband)
Bass: Andrew Osborn (Crying Uncle band)
Guitar: John Gooding (Crying Uncle band)
Mandolin: Teo Quale (Crying Uncle band)
Fiddle: Miles Quale (Crying Uncle band)

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!