US and Aussie bands top amazing bluegrass guest list for 2020

Performers and Instructors

We are pleased to announce our 2020 Kiwigrass artists.

  • Lonely Heartstring Band (US)
  • AJ Lee and Blue Summit (US)
  • Bluegrass Parkway (AU)
  • Coolgrass (AU)
  • Nine Mile Creek (AU)
  • Jean-Luc Leroux & Friends (New Caledonia)
  • Bluegrass & Beyond (NZ)
  • Downunderdogs (NZ)
  • The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band (NZ)
  • Hot Diggity (NZ)
  • Kaimai Express (NZ)
  • Melling Station Boys (NZ)
  • The Pipi Pickers (NZ)
  • Rhode Works (NZ)
  • Valley Bluegrass (NZ)
  • Wires and Wood (NZ)
  • You, Me, Everybody (NZ)

Academy Instructors

  • Guitar: George Clements, Sully Tuttle, Jesse Fichman
  • Banjo (3 finger Bluegrass): Gabe Hirshfeld, Paul Trenwith
  • Mandolin: Maddie Witler, AJ Lee, Paul Duff
  • Fiddle: Patrick M’gonigle, Jan Purat, Maria Duff
  • Bass: Charles Clements

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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