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As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Lovegrass Music Festival continues to provide a musical experience like none other year after year.  Thanks to the tremendous support of local agencies, foundations, businesses, and individual donors coupled with the diligent efforts of our volunteer board of directors, committees and volunteers, our yearly event becomes a memorable reality, and a pure grassroots extravaganza! 

When you register for your tickets, we suggest making a donation to help Lovegrass Music Festival Association continue to secure the funds necessary  to keep the festival sustainable for years to come!

We are again offering the Lovegrass Premium/VIP Experience this year for those of you who want a more intimate experience during the evening stage acts. 

CAMPING

& JAMMING

INTERACTIVE ART &

WORKSHOPS

6 BANDS

and one on a boat!

Workshops
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EXPERIENCE

Creativity.Art. Culture.

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Fun and enriching educational workshops, interactive art and kids activities are part of the  full Lovegrass Experience.

Workshops

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Sound Healing Yoga - August 9th, 9:30 am @ the Russell Area Community Foundation Tent

Join us for a unique yoga experience set to the rhythm of live music, highlighting the power that sound and vibration have to anchor us into the present, to heighten our senses, and to amplify our connection to our own essence. You will be guided through relaxing yoga poses into a space of deep presence and awareness. By moving the breath and the body we create space to quiet the mind, paving the way for clarity and connection. We encourage you to experience this unique blend of yoga and live music – a space where everyone is welcomed no matter your yoga background. Come as you are and leave as you wish to be.

EXPERIENCE

Comminity.Fun.Learning.

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Needle Felted Bluegrass Patchwork Workshop - August 9th, 10:30am @ the Russell County Area Community Foundation Tent

Come learn the magic of needle felting wool.  You will be able to learn the very basics of needle work, needle safety, and color blending all while making a keepsake needle felted patch you get to keep to sew onto your jacket, or wherever you like.  Krista Gurney is long time felting artist, and a certified Art Teacher, who has taught Kindergarten through adult aged artists for over 15 years.  You will be hooked on needle felting.  Space is limited!  Sign up today: https://skopos.wufoo.com/forms/lovegrass-felting-workshop-registration-2024

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The Matchsellers Workshop with Andrew Morris & Julie Bates - August 9th @ 10:30 am @ Big VIP Tent

Kansas Bluegrass History (Show & Tell) While Bluegrass music gets its name from the Bluegrass state of Kentucky (by way of Bill Monroe), the music has expanded far and wide creating unique pockets around the country and the world. From Colorado style “jamgrass” to countries like Japan and Czechia, each place has its own set of forefathers and institutions that impacted the style of Bluegrass there. But this begs the question, well what about Kansas?!?!?! During our workshop we’re going to look at some of what we consider to be the most influential Kansas groups, players, festivals and more in the bluegrass genre. We’ll delve into how all of that fits together and attempt to get an idea of what “Kansas-style” bluegrass is. We’ll examine more traditional musicians like flatpicking legend Dan Crary (who was born in Kansas City, KS), Greg Blake (2023’s IBMA Male Vocalist of the year) and Spencer & Rains who have done incredible work reviving regional Kansas fiddling and bringing it out in their jam sessions in Lawrence. We’ll also look into more current & progressive groups like Split Lip Rayfield & The Wilders who have influenced the more progressive wing of Kansas bluegrass. We will discuss some institutions like Winfield’s Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, Fidpick, Kansas Bluegrass Association and now Lovegrass! Finally, we'll discover some of the rich history of bluegrass instrument makers from Kansas starting with Albert Shutt (who revolutionized the mandolin in Topeka around 1900), and moving on to Stuart Mossman’s guitar factory in Winfield and ending with legendary luthiers like Jim Bagget (who can be seen on Antique’s Roadshow!), Steve Mason, Mark Franzke and Anton Krutz (who built a fiddle that John Hartford played on his album “Wild Hog in the Red Brush”). We feel that Kansas has made its own unique mark on the music that came from Kentucky and we hope you enjoy learning how and why! We will perform songs by some of the featured artists and bring in instrument examples of the luthiers to make for an entertaining as well as educational workshop.

Switchgrass Art Cooperative Arts and Crafts 5-8 pm August 9th & 10th @ Russell County Area Community Foundation Tent

Make sure to bring the whole family for our Kids Cove, featuring different art activities daily, provided by the Switchgrass Art Cooperative of Lucas.  Let your creative juices flow while making cardboard guitars, animals and jewelry, bobby pin thumb pianos, hand kites, and windchimes, among other fun art activities!  We will also have a different large scale collaborative canvas art activity daily, sidewalk chalk art and other fun activities for kids and adults alike!  

Try something new, learn about music history, or let your creative juices flow with our workshops and interactive art activities.

Workshops with Haymakers and Front Porch - Saturday, August 10th @ 9:30 am

Saturday morning workshops will feature Haymakers and Front Porch!  Do not miss this opportunity for an intimate experience with two wonderful bands who will be providing an educational experience like non other!

EXPERIENCE

Collaboration.Music.Love.

GETTING HERE

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