Image result for bluegrass jam iconLabor Day Tri-state weekend Aug. 30 - Sept 2 , 2018
580 N. Fair St., Kendallville, IN 46755

Club Membership

Join the club for only $10 for one, $15 for two at the same address and get $5 off a weekend ticket per member. Find the membership form here.


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IBMA nominations for the Grascals; see them at Kendallville over Labor Day weekend.

Before Breakfast -- Album of the Year
Mountain Home Records
#1 on Bluegrass Unlimiteds Bluegrass Albums Chart

Sleepin With The Reaper -- Song of the Year
Written by Becky Buller and Grant Williams
#1 on Bluegrass Todays Radio Airplay Chart
Listen to the song here.

Ive Been Redeemed -- Gospel Recording of the Year
Written by Matt Dylan and Ray Edwards
Appearances on Singing News Bluegrass Gospel Chart
and Bluegrass Todays Gospel Airplay Chart
Listen to the song here.

Lynchburg Chicken Run -- Instrumental Recording of the Year
Written by Adam Haynes and Danny Roberts
Listen to the song here.

The Grascals
Entertainer of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Instrumental Group of the Year

John Bryan
Male Vocalist of the Year

Terry Elderedge
Male Vocalist of the Year

Kristin Scott Benson
Banjo Player of the Year

Terry Smith
Bass Player of the Year

Adam Haynes
Fiddle Player of the Year

Danny Roberts
Mandolin Player of the Year


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Here is a sneak peek of one of their songs. Please share.

My dad and his brothers played their last event there in 1987, The Sloas dad was killed in Dec in a tradgic car accident that year. My uncles and 2 nephews returned the next year but said after the crowd was shouting for daddy the fiddle player snd announcer, one nephew told the story and they left the stage to play no more events. The nephews are Jimmie Lee Slias a Nashville producer, was CMA bass player of the year a few years ago, the other David Ray Sloas who traveled with Tammy Wynette for 18 years until her death, picked up with Aaron Tippin for 18 more years, retired a while, then joined up with KY Headhunters for a time...he had gotten a day job to be home some the last we talked he still lived around Knoxville. The Sloas Brothers are from Isonville, Kentucky. There was an article in 1988 Bluegrass Unlimited about my dad, his picture was on the front cover.

Love Bluegrass!!!!!

One of everybody's favs!

Great group and music

One of our favorites

My favorite band

Super excited


Steve Mcdowell

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Labor Day flyer is available.


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Someday, I'll get it right the first time. The Sat shows were all VERY early morning. Got that fixed. (Times didn't change just AM to PM)

Will post the front of the flyer for fall 2018 later today. The schedule with the band pictures is for 2018.

Please share with your friends.

Look at Saturday the times are all in the am not pm

Appalachian Grass and Blue Holler played area nursing homes on 5/25. Here is a pic of the Avilla with Appalachian Grass.

2 months ago

Blue Holler Band had a great time playing at the festival, thank you Joe Steiner for having us. We also had, as a bonus the privilege of playing at Hickory Creek nursing home.
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For us, the festival ended today at 2:15 am. It was a great week that ended VERY warm. Hope all had a great time. ... See MoreSee Less


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Bummed that I missed it. You had a great lineup that I was so excited to see. But I’m getting better and maybe by Labor Day I can come enjoy the ‘grass.

Ended at 2:15 am. Where were a\ll the late pickers??

Thank you for putting it all together. It was great!

Great fest guys. You should be proud

Great festival

The calm before the storm....  music starts in about four hours.   Everyone has their chairs lined up.  Sound man, Dave Chichester, doing last minute tweaks.


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Chairs should wait until performance starts in my view.

You have a very good sound man

Sound is great!