Festival Program

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Festival Map
Kiwigrass Festival Map – click to enlarge

Friday

Friday 3:00 pm gates open

  • Registration, wristband pick-up and festival gate sales opens at Sir Don Rowlands Centre.

Friday, 31 Jan 2020

  5:00 pm Festival Welcome Ceremony. Bring your dinner
into the SDRC for our opening ceremony featuring
a performance by the Kiwigrass Academy students
and a special guest speaker.
  6:00 pm Hot Diggity
  6:40 pm Rhode Works
  7:30 pm Coolgrass
  8:20 pm Nine Mile Creek
  9:10 pm Lonely Heartstring Band
10:10 pm AJ Lee & Blue Summit

Saturday

Saturday All Day

  • Wrist band pick up, merchandise sales.
  • Selection of food and beverages available for purchase from the food trucks or Podium Café

 

Saturday, 1 Feb 2020, Workshops and Blackboard

9 am

10 am

11 am

Waipa Room Mandolin with Maddie Witler Banjo with Gabe Hirshfeld Flat picking guitar with Sully Tuttle and Jesse Fichman
Karāpiro Room Banjo Set Up and Care with Gabe Hirshfeld Guitar Set Up and Care with Jack Mackenzie and Laurence Rhodes Mandolin Set Up and Care with Paul Duff
Cumberland Gap Bass with Charles Clement Fiddle with Patrick M’Gonigle and Jan Purat
Shady Grove Dobro with Doug Wallace Slow Jam with Nine Mile Creek
Lodge Hall Harmony Singing with Bluegrass Parkway Songwriting with A. J. Lee
Jerusalem Ridge (Podium Café) Blackboard Concerts. Sign up at Jerusalem Ridge.

 

Saturday Noon – 1:00 pm lunch

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

Saturday, 1 Feb 2020 – Afternoon Concerts

Main Hall

Jerusalem Ridge
(Podium Café) Stage

1:00 pm Kaimai Express
1:35 pm Melling Station Boys

Blackboard Concerts

Sign up at

Jerusalem Ridge

(Podium Café) Tent

2:10 pm Bluegrass & Beyond
2:45 pm Downunderdogs
3:20 pm Interval
3:35 pm Wires & Wood
4:10 pm You, Me, Everybody
4:45 pm Jean-Luc Leroux and Friends

Saturday 5:15 – 6:30 pm Dinner

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

Saturday, 1 Feb 2019 – Evening Concert

Main Hall

6:30 pm Hamilton County Bluegrass Band
7:20 pm Coolgrass
8:10 pm AJ Lee & Blue Summit
9:00 pm Bluegrass Parkway
9:50 pm Lonely Heartstring Band

Sunday

Sunday morning and most of the afternoon

Sunday, 2 Feb 2019 – Morning Concerts

Main Hall

Jerusalem Ridge
(Podium Café) Stage

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

Blackboard Concerts

Sign up at stage

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, 2 Feb 2020 – Farewell Concert

And raffle draw 

Main Hall

1:00 pm The Pipi Pickers
1:40 pm Coolgrass
2:40 pm Bluegrass Parkway
3:40 pm Nine Mile Creek
4:40 pm AJ Lee and Blue Summit

An important word about blackboard concerts

Kiwigrass is produced with the support of:
 
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and in association with :
 
 
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