Backbone Bluegrass Festival

Friday, July 26th - Sunday, 28th, 2024
The Kody Norris ShowTony Rook BandCasey & The Atta BoysBob Black and BanjoyThe Anderegg FamilyThe GrascalsThe Bluegrass BlondiesKirk Brandenberger

Get ready for the 43rd Annual Backbone Bluegrass Festival! Get ready for an unforgettable experience that combines great music, camping, and a friendly atmosphere in the heart of NE Iowa.

The history of the Backbone Bluegrass Festival dates back to 1981 when it began as a humble fundraiser in Strawberry Point. Little did they know that this event would turn into a beloved tradition that has been going strong for over four decades. From its modest beginnings, the festival has grown into a renowned bluegrass festival, attracting national, regional, and local artists to its stages.

If you’re an aspiring musician or simply eager to learn more about bluegrass instruments, the festival also offers workshops on guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, and harmony. These workshops, held on Saturday morning, provide a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and learn from experienced musicians.

The Backbone Bluegrass Festival is not just about great music and entertainment; it’s also dedicated to giving back to the community. Through their “Play It Forward” initiative, the festival supports music education programs, ensuring that future generations have the opportunity to embrace and appreciate bluegrass music. By attending the festival, you’re not only enjoying a fantastic weekend but also contributing to a worthy cause.

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