12th Annual

Acoustic, Americana, Folk, Old-Timey,
Bluegrass & Traditional Music
July 8, 9 & 10, 2016
Johnson County Fairgrounds
Buffalo, Wyoming
e-mail: info@bighornmountainfestival.com
2015 BHMF Workshops

Bluegrass Camps for Kids
We're excited to announce that Bluegrass Camps for Kids will be with us for the 2015 festival and has been expanded to four days from July 7th to July 10th from 10:00am to 3:30pm. This will be a bluegrass and folk music program for children ages 9 - 18, organized and taught by members of the award-winning band, The Barefoot Movement. Children can pick from a wide range of classes, including all levels of guitar, bass, banjo, fiddle, and vocals. Campers will also experience band class with their peers, daily jams, square dances, art projects, and optional private lessons. Campers will present a main stage performance on Friday afternoon.

There is a limit of 35 students and the cost is $200 per student. Scholarship assistance is available for eligible Sheridan and Johnson County, Wyoming residents. Follow this link for more information and registration. Questions should be addressed to the Johnson County Arts & Humanities Council via e-mail.  


Most workshops will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2015
Our workshops give you the opportunity to meet with the musicians, ask questions, and improve your playing ability or appreciation of the traditional and acoustic instrument arts. All our workshops are hosted by our performers who appear on the Main Stage and are among the best in their craft. All our workshops are free so come and enjoy!

e feature two types of workshops.

Showcase workshops will be of interest to all including those who don’t play an instrument. The showcase workshops will all be held in the Community building from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Instrument workshops will be of more interest to those who play an instrument or who are considering taking up an instrument. These workshops will all be held in the Needlecraft and Cook Shack buildings just south of the Community Building from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Bring your instruments!
Davey Lynch
Needle Craft Building
Davey performs with Horseshoes and Hand Grenades and will explore harmonica and accordion performance. Bring your instruments.
11:00 am - NoonFIDDLE WORKSHOP
Caitlin Belem
Cook Shack
11:30 am - 12:30 pmSHOWCASE WORKSHOP
Meet Kenny & Amanda Smith
Community Building
Kenny Smith is a two-time IBMA Guitarist of the Year award winner and 2007 IBMA nominee. His professional credits include six years with the popular Lonesome River Band and an exceptional solo CD, Studebaker, released in 1997. Kenny is in great demand at guitar workshops and master classes. Coming to us as the newly crowned IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year (2014), Amanda Smith is an exceptional singer and songwriter.Kenny and Amanda have recorded eight albums together including Tell Someone which was nominated in the Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album category for the 50th Annual Grammy awards held in 2008. Kenny and Amanda will talk about their extraordinary careers, play a few songs, and answer any questions you might have.
Melody Walker & Adam Greuel
Needle Craft Building
12:30 - 1:30 pmMANDOLIN WORKSHOP
Jacob Groopman
Cook Shack
Art of the Flatpick Guitar
Dan Crary & Kenny Smith
Community Building
It’s a rare opportunity that we have two of the very best flatpick guitar pickers in the country. You won’t want to miss this workshop as you will see some lightning fast picking and will be amazed at what these two can do with a little wood and steel. This will be entertaining for all, but if you play the guitar, bring your instrument as this will be an interactive workshop.
Terrence Rosnagle
Needle Craft Building
2:00 - 3:00 pmBANJO WORKSHOP
Bill Evans
Cook Shack
Wyoming's Window to the World
The Fireants
Community Building
Wyoming has a unique musical tradition with influences from all around the world. Join David Romtvedt and his group, The Fireants, as they discuss and demonstrate the various styles and traditions that have shaped our regional culture.
Russel Pedersen
Needle Craft Building
3:00 - 4:00 pmBASS WORKSHOP
Samuel C Odin
Cook Shack
Schedule times may change so check back often for updates. Workshop schedules will be updated once we have confirmed scheduling with our entertainers.

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