The 8th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival is a non-for-profit FREE 2 day family friendly event featuring 20+ top notch national and regional bluegrass bands performing on 2 stages, with jamming tents, a kids tent and activities area, workshops, food and craft vendors and more.
Musicians that we have range from Grammy winning and International Bluegrass Music
Association (IBMA) Award winning pacesetters to up and coming bright talent carrying the torch for a new generation.
We are proud to be a nationally recognized event, having been awarded the "Best Event of the Year" in 2019 by the by The International Bluegrass Association (IBMA), and nominated for Event Of The Year for the previous two years (2016 and 2017). The only event nominated in the top 5 to be in the Midwest.
Put on solely by passionate volunteers, our mission is to promote the preservation and education of bluegrass music, a true traditional American musical art form, in beautiful historic downtown Frankfort, IL and beyond. This event is only made possible by your generous donations and sponsorships, and of course all the dedicated volunteers. Click here for more information on how to donate or be a sponsor, or to be a volunteer. For guidelines and thoughts about the festival Click here