Kiwigrass 2019 Program Available

We have a program! You can now find your favourite bands and plan your weekend viewing.

There are three main concerts featuring our 2019 headline acts and these promise to make memories for everyone. The Welcome concert on Friday night at Tamahere Hall doubles as an album release party for the Lonely Heartstring Band as they release their new album, Smoke and Ashes, supported by great bluegrass bands from Australia and New Zealand.

The Saturday night showcase concert again features headline acts from the USA, Australia, and NZ, including the family band RhodeWorks who have been rapidly gathering fans on both sides of the Tasman.

The Farewell concert on Sunday is our last opportunity to enjoy and celebrate with our wonderful lineup of bluegrass bands for Kiwigrass 2019.

Also running over the weekend are Blackboard Concerts and walk-up stages where you will hear a variety of performers. Saturday morning is for workshops, while Sunday morning is for Paul Trenwith’s birthday breakfast and a whole lot of Gospel!

Invisible, but built into our program, is time for you to just hang out and jam with friends both new and old, sharing the love of bluegrass music. We’re so excited. We hope you are too, and we look forward to having a pick with all of you!


Kiwigrass is produced with the support of:


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Creative Communities NZ-Waipa


Kereru Brewing


and in association with :



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