Author: Jen Land
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]