32nd Annual (1986-2017)
Mid-Winter Bluegrass FestivalMid-Winter Bluegrass Festival

February 17-19, 2017

Northglenn Ramada Plaza

Denver, Colo.

Featuring in Concert:


  • The Boxcars
  • Foghorn String Band
  • Greg Cahill & Special Consensus
  • Bar D Wranglers
  • Kody Norris & the Watauga Mtn. Boys
  • Rapidgrass Bluegrass Quintet
  • Ragged Union
  • High Plains Tradition
    30th Anniversary Show
  • Pete & Joan Wernick
  • Masontown
  • Bluegrass Patriots
  • Bill McKay & Friends
  • High Atmosphere
  • CU Denver Bluegrass Ensemble
  • Cody Sisters with Jackson Earles
  • Pete Wernick's Basic Jamming Workshop
  • CBMS Bluegrass Roundup &
    Recognition Ceremonies
  • Saddle Road (Showcase)
  • Mile High Express (Showcase)
  • Rusty 44 Bluegrass Band¬† (Showcase)

To this great list of talent add:

Great Rocky Mountain Band Scramble. This popular event is open to non-booked musicians of all ages and ability levels. It's loads of fun as groups are chosen by random drawings and have three hours to form a band! Starts on Saturday at 4:15 pm. Ribbons and over $500 in prize money awarded!

Gospel Music.This important part of bluegrass music will be featured on Sunday morning starting at 10:00 am.

Instrumental and Vocal Workshops. Master musicians and teachers will show you new techniques in singing and playing your favorite instrument. Saturday morning from 10:00am till noon.

Vendors' Fair. Regional artisans will display instruments, art, jewelry, crafts and more! Vendors please contact Sara Cole at 303-345-1218 or 2011wildwolf@gmail.com.

Volunteers Information.  Please contact Barb Solow at barsol@q.com or call 970-221-1149 for details.

Beginners' Jams. Support, assistance and fun for beginning bluegrassers. Bring your instrument and get ready to pick! Hosted by Annie Savage & Kevin Slick.

Saturday Showcase of Bands. New bands from the region will showcase their talents for fans and promoters starting at 9:30 am on the Ballroom Stage.

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