As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Lovegrass Music Festival is a completely FREE event! Due 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, please consider making an additional donation to help Lovegrass Music Festival Association continue to secure the funds necessary to keep the festival a completely FREE event.
We are offering a NEW Premium Lovegrass Experience this year for those of you who want a more intimate experience. during the evening stage acts.
The Midland Railroad Hotel is again sponsoring the ever popular Bluegrass Brunch with Arkansauce again this year! We want to thank the Midland for donating the food for this event, making all proceeds from Brunch tickets go directly back to Lovegrass!
INTERACTIVE ART &
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Fun and enriching educational workshops, interactive art and kids activities are part of the full Lovegrass Experience.
Sound Healing Yoga - Friday, August 11 @ 9 AM in the Big Tent
Join us for a unique yoga experience led by yoga teacher Maggie Pounds from Hutchinson, Kansas. This yoga session, set to the rhythm of live music, highlights 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.
Make a Custom Ice Dyed Garment - Friday August 11 @ 11 AM at the Midland Barn
Have you ever wanted to try to make a tie dye garment? Jesse Carr will lead a lession in learning to create ice dye garments. Please bring a clean, plain white cotton shirt to dye. This activity is limited to the first 12 participants and located at the Midland in Wilson. Registrants must be 16 and over. There is a $20 fee to participate which will cover the cost of materials for the class. Couples or groups should register individually. Register here to secure your spot!
Traditional Bluegrass Performed in the Modern Day with the
Whiskey Mash Band - Friday @ 10 AM in the Big Tent
As the Bluegrass music art form has progressed from front porches to huge arenas, this workshop will explore the traditional vs contemporary approaches to instrumentals and vocal songs. Chord structures and modern melodies within the somewhat strict confines of the bluegrass idiom will be investigated using bluegrass standards and Whiskey Mash Band originals.
Switchgrass Art Cooperative Kids Corner
August 11 & 12 5-8 PM
Make sure to bring the whole family for our kids corner 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, shaker sticks, windchimes and suncatchers, among other fun recycled 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.
Community Outreach Activity @ the Midland Barn in Wilson - August 12 @ 10 AM featuring Arkansauce
Don't miss out on the chance to interact with the incredibly talented musicians of Arkansauce in an intimate setting. Band members will lead discussions on alternative rhythms and grooves for the bluegrass ensemble and how these are incorporated into their newest album. Most are familiar with the two beat bluegrass groove that is common in traditional ensemble playing, with each instrument representing a different part of a drum set playing a “train” beat. Arkansauce has taken the same approach, but using different creative styles as well the addition of drummers, they have created new sound palates for some of the tracks on their new album “OK to Wonder”. During this workshop, they will be promoting discussion and reflection on the songwriting and album-producing process as well as performing traditional and more progressive tracks, showcasing the creative music-writing process. Questions and answers will be encouraged during the workshop. The activity is open to all community members and festival goers for no fee. A brunch buffet will be available for purchase, however you must register ahead of time for a brunch ticket if you would like to enjoy the buffet. Please click below to secure your meal.
Community Outreach Activity @ the Midland Barn in Wilson - August 12 @ 11 AM featuring Weda Skirts
Weda skirts will facilitate a participatory experience, providing strategies for improvising vocal harmony. Geared towards beginning hamonizers, this workshop is open to all skill levels and seeks to foster collaboration. Weda Skirts do attest that singing is for EVERYONE!
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