50th Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival

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50th Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival

Join us in celebrating the longest running bluegrass music festival in Canada! Save by purchasing Advance Tickets now!!

By Downeast Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Society

When and where

Date and time

Thu, Jul 27, 2023 5:00 PM - Sun, Jul 30, 2023 3:00 PM ADT


BeechBrook Campground 167 Beech Brook Road Ardoise, NS B0N 1L0 Canada

About this event

  • 2 days 22 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Recognizing this remarkable milestone in presenting bluegrass music, the 50th Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival offers something for all ages. Featuring12 of the best bands from around the Maritimes, with more than 24 hours of award winning performances including 3 EXCLUSIVE REUNION BANDS that you will only catch at the Annual NS Bluegrass Festival, this event aims to bring together members from all communities who share a passion for bluegrass, oltdime, country, folk, and all other genres of acoustic music. Be there as we honour our past, applaud the present, and together solidify the bright future of bluegrass music right here in Nova Scotia!

Returning to the beautiful Beechbrook Campground in amazing Ardoise NS, attendees will find a mix of musicians, wonderful workshops, a variety of vendors, and jiving jam sessions. Meet new people, or catch up with old friends, you don't want to miss this historic event! :)

Buy Early! Advance Weekend Tickets are $70+fees (Save $15/ticket off the gate price!)

We are proud to present our lineup:

  • Close to Home (Reunion) - NS (Fri Only)
  • A New Shade of Blue (Reunion) - NS (Sat only)
  • Sunrise (Reunion) - NS (Sun Only)
  • Ray Legere & Acoustic Horizon - NB
  • The Spinney Brothers - NS
  • Third Harmony - NS
  • Janet McGarry - PEI
  • Bluegrass Tradition - NS
  • Blueroad - NB
  • The Bluegrass Unit - NS
  • Matt Lunn & Echo Mountain - NS
  • Mark Cameron Band - NS

There will be many programs throughout the weekend including children's activities, musical workshops, and the Ardoise Homecoming Jam!

Visit www.downeastgrass.com, or find us on Facebook or Instagram for more information.

About the organizer

The Downeast Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of bluegrass and oldtime country music in Eastern Canada. 

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