George Kerferd Hotel, Mayday Hills, Beechworth


✭Full line up for Mountaingrass 2018✭

✭We are excited to announce our full line up for Mountaingrass 2018✭ ✭For more information click here✭ International Artists Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – USA Blue Ridge Broadcasters – USA Bryant & Brown – USA Cameron deWitt – USA Pipi Pickers – NZ Rhodeworks – NZ Australian Artists Bluegrass Parkway […]

✭Winners of the inaugural ABOTMA Young Performer Grant✭

✭Winners of the inaugural ABOTMA Young Performer Grant (2018): Rhodeworks!✭ Rhodeworks are a young bluegrass folk band who play fast paced, high energy folk music, presenting a set of traditional and well-loved bluegrass alongside their original material. Laurence (17), Sam (15) and Nate (12) are largely self-taught multi-instrumentalists and vocalists. […]

✭Tickets on sale now!✭

✭Tickets on sale for Mountaingrass 2018 ✭ Tickets for Mountaingrass 2018 ✭We are excited to announce our full line up for Mountaingrass 2018✭ ✭For more information – click here✭   Jeff Scroggins & Colorado – USA Blue Ridge Broadcasters – USA Bryant & Brown – USA Cameron deWitt – USA […]

New International Artists announced

✭We are excited to announce our next International Artists for Mountaingrass 2018 – Cameron de Whitt (USA)✭ Cameron DeWhitt Cameron DeWhitt is a clawhammer banjoist and Old Time musician living in Philadelphia. He hosts the weekly podcast Get Up in the Cool, which features conversations and musical collaborations with some […]

New International Act Announced – Bryant & Brown

✭Bryant & Brown – USA✭ This extraordinary foursome presents old-time music traditions of North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia and other southern U.S. states with depth and expertise reflecting long experience. Paul Brown, Terri McMurray, Mike Bryant, and Marcia Bryant carry on the traditions they learned directly from the late […]


We need your help!   ABOTMA needs volunteers to help in the following roles Secretary – Executive committee – Duties: call for agenda items for the monthly Executive meeting, draft the Executive meeting agenda, record action/decision, generate minutes from the meeting and send these to the Executive ahead of the […]

Jeff Scrogins & Colorado – USA

✭We are happy to announce our next International Artist for Mountaingrass 2018 – Jeff Scroggins & Colorado.✭ Jeff Scroggins and Colorado is a high energy, high mountain “bluegrass explosion,” that features the amazing banjo playing of Jeff Scroggins. Jeff’s fiery style and lightning fast licks have earned him many fans […]

First International Act Announced – The Blue Ridge Broadcasters

We are happy to announce the first of our International Artists for Mountaingrass 2018 – The Blue Ridge Broadcasters. Comprised of some of the most inspiring, innovative, and engaging young musicians on the old-time scene, the Blue Ridge Broadcasters perform a mix of driving fiddle tunes and traditional songs. The […]


ABOTMA are excited to announce the first Kiwigrass Bluegrass Festival in 2019 from 1-3rd February. Artist Applications for Kiwigrass open 31st March 2018. Head to their Facebook page to show your support for long standing ABOTMA members and supporters of Mountaingrass, Jenine Abarbanel, Barry Torkington, Paul Trenwith (QSM), Bruce Rhodes […]

Beechworth Bound

As you are all aware Mountaingrass 2018 will be held in Beechworth VIC from November 9 – 11. You are, no doubt familiar with this lovely town from The Kelly Country Pick, celebrating its 20th year this year with a week-long pre-festival music camp. It is a beautiful historic town […]

Mountaingrass Raffle 2017

Winners: 1. Johan van der Gaag mandolin: Nick Keeling 2. Paul Trenwith practice banjo: Shirley Hardiman 3. Double season pass to Mountaingrass 2018: Joseph Portnoff 4. Gerald Pink finger picks: Hercules Lathouras A huge thank you to Johan van der Gaag for supplying us with one of his beautiful mandolins […]

Mountaingrass Raffle

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 […]