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Mountaingrass Raffle

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.

Banner Photos – Thanks to Ian Fisk

Some of you may know Ian Fisk.  He is a long term friend of Mountaingrass and always behind his camera.  You will have seen him at Mountaingrass and various other festivals.  Just a note that the new series of the top banner photos are by Ian. Thanks mate. If you […]

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 […]

Raffle winners announced

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: […]

It’s a wrap! See you in 2016 – November 18 to 20th, to be exact.

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 […]

Raffle announcement

We are excited to have a Gretsch (Fender) “Dixie Special” banjo as 1st prize in our raffle this year!  Tickets available at the festival  

New at Mountaingrass this year!

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 […]

Accommodation Update

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 […]

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

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 […]

Full Line-Up Announced

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 […]