Festival Program

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Friday

Friday 2:00 pm gates open (Narrows Park/Tamahere Community Centre)

Ticket sales for the BBQ have now closed for planning reasons.

Friday, 1 Feb 2019 – Tamahere Community Centre

  5:30 pm Welcome BBQ (Pre-bookings closed – no gates sales)
  6:30 pm Hot Diggity
  7:20 pm Hamilton County Bluegrass Band
  8:10 pm Nine Mile Creek
  9:00 pm Bluegrass Parkway
10:00 pm Lonely Heartstring Band CD Launch

Saturday

Saturday All Day

  • Accommodation check in (Narrows Park Reception), wrist band pick-up and festival gate sales (Merchandise table at Bill’s Concert Hall).
  • Merchandise sales, day tickets for swimming pool, tickets for Paul’s Birthday breakfast on Sunday. Tickets available for purchase at festival. $10 (please purchase tickets in advance for numbers).
  • Selection of food and beverages available for purchase from the food trucks

Saturday, 2 Feb 2019 – Workshops

10 am

11 am

Bill’s Concert Hall Guitar with Mark Mazengarb and George Clement Mandolin with Maddie Witler
Doc’s Chapel Harmony Singing with Bluegrass Parkway Fiddle with Patrick M’Gonigle
Lester’s Workshop Bluegrass Band Basics with Paul Trenwith Banjo with Gabe Hirschfeld
Earl’s Pickin’ Porch Double Bass with Charles Clements Dobro with Doug Wallace

Saturday Noon – 1:00 pm lunch

Selection of food and beverages available for purchase from the food trucks (open all day)

Saturday, 2 Feb 2019 – Afternoon Concerts

Bill’s Concert Hall

Doc’s Chapel

Lester’s Workshop

1:00 pm Melling Station Boys Kaimai Express

Blackboard Concerts

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1:45 pm Bluegrass & Beyond Coppermine Junction
2:30 pm Dr. Coocachoo’s Joy Givers Valley Bluegrass
3:15 pm Wires & Wood RhodeWorks
4:00 pm Jean-Luc Leroux and friends
4:45 pm Hamilton County Bluegrass Band

Saturday 5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner

Selection of food and beverages available for purchase from the food trucks (open all day)

 

Saturday, 2 Feb 2019 – Evening Concert

Bill’s Concert Hall

6:45 pm Rhodeworks
7:30 pm Nine Mile Creek
8:15 pm Bluegrass Parkway
9:15 pm Lonely Heartstring Band

Sunday

Sunday morning and most of the afternoon

  • Wrist band pick-up, festival gate sales, and merchandise sales at Bill’s Concert Hall.
  • Selection of food and beverages available for purchase from the food trucks
  • Tickets for Paul Trenwith’s birthday breakfast available for purchase at festival. $10 (please purchase tickets in advance for numbers).

Sunday, 3 Feb 2019 – Morning Concerts

Bill’s Concert Hall

Doc’s Chapel

Lester’s Workshop

  8:30 am Paul’s Birthday Brekkie
  9:00 am Paul’s Birthday Concert
10:00 am Gospel Sing-Along

Blackboard Concerts

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11:00 am Gospel Concert

Sunday 12 noon – 1:00 pm: Lunch

Selection of food and beverages available for purchase from the food trucks

Sunday, 3 Feb 2019 – Farewell Concert

And amazing raffle draw 

Bill’s Concert Hall

1:00 pm Pipi Pickers
1:35 pm Wires & Wood
2:20 pm Bluegrass Parkway
3:15 pm Lonely Heartstring Band

 

An important word about blackboard concerts

  
  
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