Join us for the 16th annual W.M.B.M.A. Fallfest Bluegrass Festival!
This year we've got another great line-up of regional and local bands, featuring the great bluegrass band New Country Grass
We're in our 16th year of providing great, family-friendly entertainment in West Michigan and we hope you'll help us make our 16th annual Fallfest a great success.
The West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association is holding Fallfest 2011 at the Kent County Fairgrounds in Lowell, Mi. For information on how to reach the fairgrounds, please visit the website of the Kent County Fairgrounds by clicking on the image below with the stars circling around it:
We're holding a potluck dinner on Thurs., Sept. 15 starting at 6pm, with a jam session immediately following. (The jam session is open to all pickers.) Bring a dish to pass and your own drinks and table service and join us for the feast!
For a complete schedule of the events that start on Fri., Sept. 16, including the list of bands, just click this link: festival schedule.
This year's headliner:
New County Grass
Since their inception in the beginning of 2009, New County Grass has been making a name for themselves in the mid-Michigan area as a state-of-the-art, version 2.0, hard-driving, high-energy bluegrass band with a contemporary edge. Though the band is relatively new, hard-driving bluegrass music is nothing new to its members.
Pickers, grab your instruments and join the band scramble!
On Saturday, Sept. 18, we'll be holding the 4th bi-annual band scramble. The band scramble is proving to be hugely popular and a lot of fun. The participants and the audience alike really enjoy it.
The band scramble will be held on Saturday from 12-1:20, and you must be signed up to participate. There's a $5.00 signup fee, which goes towards the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Be sure and ask at the gate when you come in to the festival for details on signing up.
Free instrument workshops
On Saturday, Sept. 17 we'll be having free instrument workshops in the King Building. Bring your banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin and fiddle to the King Building for some great pointers from some great pickers!
NEW THIS YEAR!! We are having our first ever musical saw workshop! Mr. Thom Eno will lead this Saturday morning.
Workshops are free and there is no signup necessary. Just bring your instrument to the King building and jump right in! Consult the workshop schedule for the time of the workshop of your instrument!