We are now taking applicants for the 2020 Bridgetown Bluegrass Festival.

Deadline to apply is February 1, 2020.

Please read the guidelines before sending in your application.

Application Guidelines

The Bridgetown Bluegrass Festival works to promote the bluegrass genre to the next generation of bluegrass listeners. We reserve a small portion of the performances each year for bands that excellently demonstrate Traditional Bluegrass, but the bulk of selectees will be artists that have taken that mold and created something new, original, and more relevant to a modern audience.

Please also note:

  • preference is given to working bands with a record of regular performances.

  • preference is given to applicants that have a website, promote with social media, and have quality recordings and photos.

  • if your band shares member(s) with other bands that have also applied, the bands will be weighted against each other.

  • last minute applications are less likely to be selected.

To apply, send an email to bridgetownbluegrassfest@gmail.com with “2020 applicant: your band name” in the subject line.

Include a little about the band and whatever else you think necessary based on these guidelines. Thanks!



2018 Line Up

Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs

Alder Street Band

Left Coast Country

Scratchdog Stringband

The Warren G. Hardings

Five Letter Word

Mountain Honey

Julie and the Wayves

Quattlebaum

Whiskey Deaf

Wooden Sleepers

Out West

The Ramblin’ Kind


 2017 Line Up

cascade crescendo

left coast country

alder street band

tim connell & eric skye

scratchdog stringband

caitlin jemma & the goodness

The Hollerbodies

the hillwilliams

wooden sleepers

the mighty dreadful stringband

the licklog disputes

austin quattlebaum

the world's biggest ball of stringband

the slabtown rounders