Our goal with Kiwigrass is to create a sustainable, ongoing festival for all of bluegrass-loving New Zealand. Part of that means raising money for future festivals.  Our primary fundraiser this year is our Raffle.  First prize is a custom made van der Gaag mandolin, made from all New Zealand native timbers. Johan is hard at work right now creating a special masterpiece just for Kiwigrass. It is looking beautiful!

Mandolin in progress, just about to start working on the neck.

Practice for some inlay work.

Second prize is a Trenwith practice banjo, or “quiet” banjo.  Made of all timber, this little banjo allows you to practice your mad bluegrass licks without driving your neighbours, partner, kids, or flatmates crazy.  A must-have for all keen banjo players!

You’ll be able to buy raffle tickets online prior to the festival, or at the festival itself. Stay tuned for more prize announcements!