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Click here to go to the Festival Schedule

Admission: $35 Youth under 12 free with Paid Adult


            Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa

                  Kathy Kallick Band

               Edgar Loudermilk Band 

Camping Available



is listed


Bowers Mansion Regional Park

is located just South of

Reno, Nevada off I-580

From Reno head South on I-580/US 395 to Exit 50.

Turn Right on Old 395 and proceed about 433 feet.

Turn Right to enter

Davis Creek Campground!

Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival stay on old 395 for about a mile!


Camping is at the Davis Creek Campground (about 2.5 miles north of Bowers Mansion).  There is an NNBA reserved groups campsite, but all other camping is on a “first come, first serve” basis.

*** No reservations this year.

*** 10PM is “all quiet” other than at the group campsite-

   No jamming and carousing.

Check this website for more specific information:



Calling all volunteers!

We are asking for volunteers for Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival.  We are looking for people to help with the NNBA booths (t-shirt sales, water, raffle, etc.).  If you are a member current with dues and put in 4 hours of volunteer service, you will get a free 2018 Festival t-shirt and entrance to the 2019 Festival!  Plus the general good feeling of helping out a great organization with an awesome festival!


 Please contact

Cindy Gray at cgray56@sbcglobal.net or (775) 348-4692

or Kristell Moller at kristelldm@gmail.com

or (775) 843-7928

to volunteer or for more info on volunteers needed!


Please contact Steve Gallagher at (760) 709-0181 or baconrinds@yahoo.com to volunteer security duty or for more info.

Put your party boots on! Here's the Festival Schedule!

Bowers Festival 2019 Schedule of Events

Friday, August 16,       Davis Creek Campground Amphitheater

7:00        8:30 PM               The Rattlesnake Mountain Boys


Saturday, August 17,   Bowers Mansion Regional Park

9:00        9:20                      Presentation of the colors and

                                                  The National Anthem

9:20        10:00                    Monday Night Volunteers

10:15      11:00                    Front Porch

11:10      11:55                    Sierra Sweethearts

12:05      12:35                    The Note-Ables

12:45      1:30                      Westwind

1:40        2:10                      Young’ns Showcase

                                                          - Sevina & Sammy and Friends

2:20        3:20                      Edgar Loudermilk Band

3:30        4:30                      Kathy Kallick Band

4:30        4:40                      Raffle Drawings

4:45        5:45                      Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa


Sunday, August 18,  Davis Creek Campground Amphitheater

10:00      11:30 AM            Sunday Go To Meetin' Band



Festival Sponsors


Click on Sponsors to visit their sites





















Christopher Cook, Financial Advisor, Vice President – Investments   .




















                                                       Kathi Scott (In loving memory of Kenny Scott)

                                                       ~ Until We Jam Again ~

















Merchandise Vendors & Community Service Orgs.

Harmony Honey – Local Honey          High Sierra Crystals Crystals         Rocky Rose Farm - Organic goat milk soap, gift items and family made art

Spoonfest Jewelry Handmade Jewelry     TK Etched Glass Etched Glass Art

California Bluegrass Association – Information about the CBA, their events, and membership info

Susanville Bluegrass Festival - Information about the Susanville Bluegrass Festival

Note-Ables – Information about the Note-Ables Music Therapy (non-profit organization)

BSA – information about the Scouts, BSA and Cub Scout programs.  ((non-profit organization (Festival Volunteers))

West Threads - Handmade Clothing          LuLaRoe Clothing with Lynella Walker         Virginia Range Wildlife Protection Association (VRWPA)


Food Vendors

Java Ship Coffee, Ltd.- Espresso, Tea, Shave Ice, Floats & Italian Soda               Yogurt Beach - Ice Yogurt with Toppings

Road Dog II - Tri-Tip Sandwich, Hamburgers, Chicken Breast Sandwich, Salmon Burger, Hot Dogs, Polish Sausage, Hot Links, Cold Drinks



The Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival is funded, in part, by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council,

and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

nvartscouncil.org                                                                     www.arts.gov

The Northern Nevada Bluegrass Association would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to our sponsors and donors.


Without their generous support, this event would not be possible.

Mike Munson

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