Bluegrass Festival

About the Series

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Denison University’s Bluegrass Festival features several renowned performers as well as workshops and rehearsal experiences to showcase the very best of bluegrass.

Most events are free and open to the public, please check the calendar listing for details.

Series Archives

2021 - 2022

Mile Twelve

Denison's Bluegrass Festival presents Mile Twelve in concert with special guests the Denison University American Roots Ensemble.

Workshop Photo

Denison's Bluegrass Festival presents workshops with special guests Mile Twelve.

Price Sisters

Denison's Bluegrass Festival presents The Price Sisters in concert with special guests the Denison University American Roots Ensemble.

2019 - 2020

Sister Sadie

Denison University presents the Bluegrass Festival with Sister Sadie.

Bluegrass Instruments

Denison University presents the Bluegrass Festival Workshops.

Bluegrass instruments

Denison University presents the Bluegrass Festival: "Generations of Bluegrass Concert."

2018 - 2019

Banjo

Denison University presents Special Consensus as part of the 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival Concert II

Students playing instruments

Denison University presents the 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival workshops.

The Adam Schlenker Bluegrass Band featuring Hayes Griffin

Denison University presents The Adam Schlenker Bluegrass Band featuring Hayes Griffin as part of the 15th Annual Bluegrass Festival

2017 - 2018

Photo of five members of Volume Five

Denison University presents a concert by Volume Five as part of the 14th Annual Bluegrass Festival.

Photo from a workshop in Burke Hall at Denison University

Denison University presents the 14th Annual Bluegrass Festival workshops.

Photo of Missy Raines

Denison University presents the opening concert of the 14th Annual Bluegrass Festival featuring Missy Raines and the New Hip.

2016 - 2017

Photo of Sam Bush

The Vail Series welcomes Sam Bush performing at the 2017 Bluegrass Concert.

Photo of musicians Larry Sparks and The Lonesome Ramblers

Denison University presents the 13th Annual Bluegrass Festival Concert featuring Larry Sparks and The Lonesome Ramblers.

2015 - 2016

Denison University presents the 12th Annual Bluegrass Festival Jam Session.

Denison University presents the 12th Annual Bluegrass Festival Concert featuring the Claire Lynch Band.

Denison University presents the 12th Annual Bluegrass Festival workshops.

Denison University presents the 12th Annual Bluegrass Festival featuring The Dappled Grays.

2014 - 2015

The Department of Music presents the Bluegrass Ensemble.

The 11th Annual Bluegrass Festival presents Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, opened by the Denison Bluegrass Ensemble.

The Department of Music presents the 11th Annual Bluegrass Festival with The Ruhks.

The Department of Music presents the Bluegrass Ensemble.

Photo of The Andy Carlson Band, The Dappled Grays, Don Rigsby, and The Lonesome River Band

Featuring Frosty Morning, Licking County Legends, Andy Carlson Band, Dappled Grays, Don Rigsby, and Lonesome River Band.

2013 - 2014

Photo of the band "The Rage"

The 10th Annual Bluegrass Festival takes place over three days with top talent.

Photo of The April Verch Band

The 10th Annual Bluegrass Festival takes place over three days with top talent.

Photo of The Andy Carlson Band

The 10th Annual Bluegrass Festival takes place over three days with top talent.