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!

Kiwigrass is sponsored by: