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Desert Bluegrass Festival

October 25, 2013 @ 9:45 am - October 27, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

$15 - $30

The Desert Bluegrass Association would like to welcome everyone to attend our 14th Annual Tucson Bluegrass Festival on Oct. 25-27, 2013. Held in the comfortable AVA Amphitheater under clear Arizona skies this event begins with a free Friday evening band contest featuring any bluegrass band thinking they have their chops together sufficiently to win our generous cash prizes. On Saturday morning we get serious and feature a succession of high quality bands performing continuously throughout the day. We then take a break for dinner and return to enjoy an evening concert featuring our headliner bands. Sunday morning opens with a gospel segment then continues unabated until about mid afternoon. Throughout the weekend there are workshops, vendors and most importantly lots of jamming. We offer free RV parking and clean bathrooms. You need only to show up and enjoy the whole experience.


Band Contest This year we again kick-off our festival with our Friday night Band Contest from 7pm – 9pm. The winners will be announced at the end of the competition. While the judges deliberate, we will have another “Drop of the Hat Band Scramble”. Bring your instrument if you wish to join in the fun.

9:45 am Opening ceremony
10:00 am Greg Morton Band
10:45 am Desert Heart Bluegrass Band
11:30 am Jam Pak Blues ‘n’ Grass Neighborhood Band
12:15 pm Band contest winners #2 & #3
1:00 pm Thomas Porter & Copper River
2:00 pm Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
3:00 pm Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
4:00 pm The Tuttles

Intermission * 5:00-6:30 pm Dinner Break
Saturday Evening Show

6:30 pm Thomas Porter & Copper River
7:30 pm Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
8:30 pm Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

9:45 am Opening Ceremony
10:00 am The Tuttles
10:45 am Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers (Gospel Set)
11:30 am Thomas Porter & Copper River
12:15 pm Band Contest Winner #1
1:00 pm Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
2:00 pm Desert Heart Bluegrass Band
3:00 pm Old Pueblo Bluegrass Band
4:00 pm End of Festival


October 25, 2013 @ 9:45 am
October 27, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
$15 - $30
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AVA Amphitheater
5655, West Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85757 United States
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