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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 […]

Headline Act Announced


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.

Put your name on Mountaingrass




Grammy and IBMA award winning bluegrass mandolinist Mike Compton has been confirmed as a headline act for Mountaingrass 2016. He played with the legendary John Hartford, recording a half-dozen albums with the Hartford String Band and touring extensively until Hartford’s death in 2001. Wearing his signature pressed blue overalls and […]

Mike Compton to appear at Mountaingrass 2016



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! […]

Artist Applications now open!



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 […]

Wanted: Sponsorship and Grants coordinator


Congratulations to our raffle winners from Mountaingrass 2015!   1st prize: Gretsch ‘Dixie Special’ banjo – won by Maureen Ker 2nd prize: CDs from bands performing at Mountaingrass – Shirley Hardiman (Mountaingrass volunteer extraordinaire!) 3rd prize: Double season ticket to Mountaingrass 18th – 20th, 2016 – Kylie Martin 4th prize: […]

Raffle winners announced


Thanks to you all for a great MountainGrass 2015! The dates for MountainGrass 2016 are 18-20th November, 2016. The ABOTMA committee especially want to thank the outstanding volunteer organising committee. You’re the hardest working volunteers on the planet and you built a beautiful moment in time that we shall treasure […]

It’s a wrap! See you in 2016 – November 18 ...




In response to attendee feedback last year, we have some fun new options for you this year! Walk-up stage: This year we are putting a small walk-up stage for Blackboard concerts in the Feathertop Guest’s carpark.  This stage will have a small PA and will operate from 11am to 1pm and again at […]

New at Mountaingrass this year!


Accommodation and Transport Sharing Harrietville is a beautiful town and the best location for our festival and we want to help you get up there and enjoy the weekend. We’ve set up a Facebook page to help you coordinate shared transport and accommodation for the weekend. Please let us know […]

Accommodation Update



Pioneering performer of bluegrass, Laurie Lewis took time out to discuss her career, the lessons she learned and intelligence on her upcoming CD. Lewis and her band, The Right Hands will be headlining the third annual MountainGrass old time and bluegrass festival in Harrietville 20-22 November 2015. Our interviewer was […]

Lewis: “I don’t like to be put in a box”


MountainGrass received nearly 60 artist submissions for the 2015 festival. The variety and quality of bands applying were outstanding. After a very painful selection process the full band line-up has been announced: The 3Marketeers Appalachian Heaven String Band Astro Cobalt Black Mountain String Band Bluegrass Parkway Buffalo Nickel Catgut Coolgrass […]

Full Line-Up Announced


Tickets for the 2015 MountainGrass Festival 20-22 November can be purchased from IWannaTicket. This year all 3-day tickets purchased automatically entitle you to ABOTMA Membership. Full weekend individual – $115 Full weekend dual – $230 Full weekend youth 18 and under – Free Friday only – $30 Saturday only – […]

2015 Ticket Prices