A popular feature of many American bluegrass festivals is the pre-festival “Music Camp” These typically include intensive instrument lessons and electives on numerous music-related topics, as well as some fun with your fellow campers and time spent with the headline performers at the festival.
Part of our mission with Kiwigrass is to bring this sort of opportunity here to New Zealand. We have lined up members of Lonely Heart String Band and Bluegrass Parkway to come to the festival two days early and host our very own “Music Academy” on the Wednesday and Thursday. We’re still working to set a price for the academy and the details of what will be included. You can get a feel for what we’re envisioning here: http://www.kiwigrass.nz/?page_id=156. Have a look and see what you think. If it sounds good to you, let us know, and that will help with our plans.