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)

Alan Bibey, host of the 2023 Mandolin Tasting
Alan Bibey, host of the 2023 Mandolin Tasting

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

Workshop locations will be posted with signs at the event

Saturday 10:00
Mandolin – Alan Bibey (Grasstowne)
Bass – Cary Black (Grasstowne)
Bluegrass guitar – Jeff Huffman (Grasstowne)
Banjo – Gena Britt (Grasstowne)
Vocal Lead – Jim Faddis (Farmstrong)
Dobro – Rick Meade (Farmstrong)
Fiddle – Barb Collins (Bar K Buckaroos)

Sunday 10:00

Band Ensemble – Kathy Kallick Band
Mandolin – Randy Engle (Heartbreak Pass)
Bass – Bonnie Bliss (Heartbreak Pass)
Guitar – Stan Hall (Heartbreak Pass)
Banjo – Marcus Colbert (Steelhead)
Vocal Lead – Terry Enyeart (Steelhead)
Dobro – Jim Bluhm (Steelhead)

Saturday 11:00 am Mandolin Tasting
Mandolin tasting host Alan Bibey 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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