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Fri, 05 Feb


Sir Don Rowlands Centre at Mighty River

Kiwigrass Festival

Following on the heels of the successful first ever Kiwigrass festival in 2019, it's Kiwigrass 2020. All of the best New Zealand bluegrass bands are joined by bands from the United States, Australia and beyond for a weekend of celebrating the music.

Kiwigrass Festival
Kiwigrass Festival

Time & Location

05 Feb 2021, 10:00 am – 07 Feb 2021, 7:00 pm

Sir Don Rowlands Centre at Mighty River , 601 Maungatautari Road, Leamington, Karapiro 3494, New Zealand

About the Event

New Zealand's own National Bluegrass Festival, Kiwigrass is back for 2021. All of the best New Zealand bluegrass bands will gather for a weekend of celebrating the music pioneered by Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, and Lester Flatt.

Kiwigrass Festival (5 Feb - 7 Feb 2021)

The sound of banjo, bass, dobro, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin will fill the air along the banks of the beautiful Lake Karāpiro, at the Don Rowlands Centre on the Mighty River Domain. Concerts, workshops, instrument makers, and jam sessions are only the start of what is a great all-ages event.

Camp Kiwigrass (3-4 Feb 2021)

Open to all bluegrass and old time musicians and those who would like to learn, Camp Kiwigrass is an opportunity to expand your musical horizons through collaboration and interaction with other practitioners of the genre. Expect impromptu sharing of knowledge, lots of jam sessions, a band scramble competition with fabulous prizes, and many opportunities to perform. Camp Kiwigrass replaces Kiwigrass Academy this year, due to the Covid19 pandemic and the unavailability of instructors from the US. The format will be different, but the experience will be every bit as exciting and enjoyable!

More information about the Festival and Camp on the website.

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