Our 23rd annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival on East Troy’s historic village square
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Saturday & Sunday

September 10th—11th 2016

10am—6:30pm each day

The sounds of bluegrass music and the fans who love it will again fill East Troy's historic village square.

A full line-up of bluegrass bands and contests, plus lots of great food and East Troy Marketplace vendors, will take place from 10am to 6:30pm each day.

Photo credits: Mike Morbeck, Eric Kramer

Thank You 2016 Stage Sponsors!

$10 weekend wristbands
Ages 15 & under are free

Festival at a Glance


10am Open Stage (bands, duos, trios)
11:30am Fiddle Contest
1pm Genesee Ridge
2pm Thistledown Thunder
3pm Band Scramble
4pm Sparetime Reunion with The Steenos!
5pm Flatt Lonesome


10am Gospel Service feat. the Templeton Family
11:30am Banjo, Mandolin & Guitar Contests
1pm Stringsmiths
2pm The Wandering Boys
3pm Anderlik, Otto & Church
4pm Narrow Road
5pm Sideline Bluegrass
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Weekend wristbands are sold to help defray the festival costs. Attendees should bring their own lawn chairs. No alcohol is allowed at this family event.

Visiting from out of town? We have Lodging and Campground options.

The rain location is:
East Troy Middle School, 3143 Graydon Ave.

Contest Information

Fiddle, Banjo, Mandolin and Guitar contests. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for each class. Sign up at headquarters tent until 15 min. before contest.

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