Author: Jenine Abarbanel
Every year we strive to bring you great raffle prizes for Mountaingrass. The raffle is our main source of fundraising of the year for ABOTMA. This year Johan van der Gaag, a luthier from the Waikato in New Zealand is building a mandolin for the raffle. Johan is a teacher […]
US Headliner Announced!
ABOTMA and Mountaingrass are thrilled to announce that the 2016 IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year winners Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen are our headline act for Mountaingrass 2017. Since Frank Solivan left the cold climes of Alaska for the bluegrass hotbed of Washington, D.C., he’s built a reputation as a […]
Tickets now available!
Before you go to buy your tickets, make sure you get your ABOTMA membership. Your $25 membership gets you $35 off your ticket, as well as other sweet benefits. Such a bargain! Couples can also buy a 2-person membership and purchase their 2 discount tickets at once, instead of having […]
Winners of the Mountaingrass Raffle
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Raffle! We hope you enjoy your prizes! Grundy open back banjo – Howard Gadd, Jingellic NSW Presto instrument case voucher – Terry McCarthy, Box Hill, Vic 2016 performer CDs – Paul Cooper (The Cherry Pickers). S.A. Double pass to Mountaingrass 2017 – Kristie […]
Mountaingrass Raffle: Full list of prizes
This 2016 Mountaingrass Raffle is not to be missed. Just look at these prizes!! You can purchase tickets via iWannaTicket, or at the festival. You do not need to be present to win. First prize: Custom “Harrietville” model Grundy open back banjo! Second prize: Presto instrument case! (Instrument not […]
ABOTMA Membership Benefits
We have been working hard to get you more benefits for your ABOTMA membership dollars. As a result, ABOTMA members are now eligible for a special baggage allowance when they fly Virgin Airways. You can read all about this new benefit here: http://abotma.org.au/2016/09/28/extra-baggage-allowance/
Raffle Update: The “Harrietville” Old Time Banjo by Laurie Grundy
Laurie has just written from North Carolina after attending IBMA to tell us the “Harrietville” banjo is done. You can purchase your raffle tickets from iWannaTicket when you buy your festival tickets, or at the festival. We will draw the raffle on Sunday November 20th. The “Harrietville” Old Time […]
Many of you will have noticed Seb Broadbent filming at Mountaingrass last year. Seb has put together a beautiful video of Mountaingrass, which has just been released. It certainly makes us want to be there right now!
A big part of our fundraising every year is the Raffle, and we’re very lucky to have generous donors contributing prizes. This year our first prize is a custom made “Harrietville” model open back banjo being built at this very moment by Laurie Grundy. Laurie writes: Here’s the very start […]
Mountaingrass and ABOTMA Member Survey
We are ever trying to bring you a bigger and better Mountaingrass, and build you a better ABOTMA. Won’t you take a very few brief moments and give us your opinion on how exactly you would like us to do that? It would be very much appreciated. And as a […]
Headline Act Announced
We are very pleased to announce that Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will be headlining at Mountaingrass 2016! Rob Ickes is a longtime, well-established instrumental giant, and Trey Hensley is newly arrived in Music City, bursting with talent both as a vocalist and guitarist. Their recent collaboration is taking the […]
Put your name on Mountaingrass
Make your support of Mountaingrass work for your business, brand or band by sponsoring the festival. A number of naming and branding rights are available starting at only $500. In-kind contributions are also most welcome. Contact us about getting your name in front of all Mountaingrass attendees, ABOTMA members and sponsors.
Artist Applications re-open on March 1, 2017
Many thanks to the nearly 70 outstanding bands from the US, Australia, and New Zealand who have applied to play at Mountaingrass in 2016. We will be taking applications for Mountaingrass 2017 via the Mountaingrass website from March 1.
Artist Applications now open!
Artist Applications are now open for Mountaingrass 2016. Please read the application guidelines first. There’s a lot of information in there to help you fill out your application. Read the Application Guidelines Feel free to send in questions you have that the guidelines didn’t answer, and then send in that application! […]
Wanted: Sponsorship and Grants coordinator
ABOTMA seeks a volunteer to apply for sponsorship and grants for Mountaingrass. Position description: Research and investigate grants that we can apply for and submit grant applications. Develop funding proposals Investigate what sponsorship we can ask for and approach these individuals, businesses or organisations with a proposal as to why […]