George Kerferd Hotel, Mayday Hills, Beechworth

US Headliner Announced!

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

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 monster mandolinist — and become a major festival attraction with his band, Dirty Kitchen. Solivan, with banjoist Mike Munford, 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year, award winning guitarist Chris Luquette and bassist Jeremy Middleton, simmer a bluegrass/newgrass stew from instrumental, vocal and songwriting skills so hot, they have been named IBMA’s Instrumental Group of the Year twice, in 2014 and 2016. Prepare to be delighted and wowed by their sweet blend of traditional bluegrass and outstanding musicianship with a contemporary twist.