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July 3, 2019

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Limited Number of RockyGrass Instrument Contest Spots Remain

A limited number of spots remain for the dobro, banjo, and fiddle RockyGrass Instrument Contests! The winner in each category will receive a brand new instrument from our Festival partners:

Banjo: Deering John Hartford 5-String Banjo
Guitar: Preston Thompson D-MA Guitar
Mandolin: San Juan Mandolin F-5
Dobro: Beard Deco Phonic Model 57 Squareneck
Fiddle: Thomas Verdot Paragon Fiddle

Due to a last-minute cancellation, we are also looking for one more band for the RockyGrass Band Contest.

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November 4, 2018

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RockyGrass Academy Lottery Opens Tomorrow!

Whether you’re a novice or advanced picker, spend the week before the RockyGrass Festival immersed in the world of bluegrass. Spend your days in instrument workshops, jam coaching, and a variety of electives including practice techniques, accompaniment, improvisation, learning tunes, and music history. Evenings feature band scrambles, barbecues, and campground jams along the St. Vrain River for pickers of all ages, abilities, and experience levels.

Preliminary faculty announcement prior to the lottery opening. Classes are offered in: guitar, mandolin, banjo (bluegrass & clawhammer), fiddle, dobro, bass, vocals, songwriting, instrument building, and the Kids Camp (ages 7-14).

Registration for the 2019 Academy is open from November 5 thru 14 via the online lottery.