Cameron Bluegrass Festival
September 6-8, 2024
Enjoy toe-tapping music, bluegrass jammin’, workshops, vendors, food, fellowship, and fun at the
1866 13 1/2 – 14th Ave (County Highway W)
Cameron, Wisconsin, 54822
Our 2023 Musicians!
Click or tap band names in blue, or just keep scrolling for band details and videos.
Keep scrolling for band details and videos!
The Kody Norris Show
Deeply rooted in North American folk music, Kody Norris has crafted a performance that harkens back and tips a hat to the traditions created by Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin’s showmanship, the Stanley Brothers’ harmonies, performances of the Grand Ole Opry, and a bit of Vaudeville.
The foursome is fronted by Norris on guitar and his fiddling “sweetie,” Mary Rachel Nalley-Norris, Josiah Tyree on banjo, and Cousin Charlie Lowman on the bass.
The Kody Norris Show now plays over 100 dates a year across the country and around the world. With their release of Rhinestone Revival and their debut at the Grand Ole Opry comes a feeling that listeners have just begun to witness The Kody Norris Show’s very own revival.
Listen to The Kody Norris Show
The Kody Norris Show plays “Love Bug” at the 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!
The Waddington Brothers
From southwestern North Dakota, The Waddington Brothers have been performing together since 2004. They have performed with such notable artists as The Kruger Brothers, Ron Block and Bobby Hicks. The Waddington Brothers spent many years touring the United States and Canada with their family (nine of them in all) as the Waddington Family, performing Gospel music. Music has been in these men’s blood since early childhood. In 2009 Ethan won second place in the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship in Winfield Kansas. Since then the brothers have performed at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, they have been featured guests on “Dakota Air, the Radio Show” on Prairie Public Radio as well as performing for North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple’s inaugural ball in 2013. The Waddington Brothers are a versatile acoustic group with a musical style that ranges from hard driving bluegrass to the mellow sound and dynamic western harmonies reminiscent of Bob Nolan and The Sons Of The Pioneers.
Listen to The Waddington Brothers
The Waddington Brothers wowed us with their debut at our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!
Art Stevenson & High Water
Since 1993, Art Stevenson & High Water has kept traditional bluegrass alive in Wisconsin and surrounding states. The band’s mission is to preserve the hard-driving traditional bluegrass sound, while adapting songs from other musical styles.
Guitarist, singer, and harmonicist Art Stevenson (Babcock, WI) has played in bluegrass bands since the late 1970s. He organized Art Stevenson & High Water in 1993. Art is known for his powerful lead singing on traditional bluegrass, early country, and western ballads, and for his driving rhythm guitar playing. Art hosts Bluegrass In The Pines, a long running bluegrass festival in Rosholt, Wisconsin, and is a music show host of Back To The Country on WORT 89.9 FM, Madison.
Dale Reichert (Custer, WI) has played banjo and Dobro with the High Water band since 1993. He is a hard driving Scruggs-style banjo player, one of the best in the Midwest. Bruce King (Wauwatosa, WI) is a scholar of Bill Monroe’s compositions and knows dozens of mandolin instrumental pieces. He plays mandolin with a hard rhythmic drive and keeps the groove going when he’s not exploring fretboard as a soloist or singing tenor. Bruce Royal King (Milwaukee, WI) became our new bass player in early 2021. Yes, he’s our mandolin player’s son! Bruce has several years of experience playing bass and singing with other Wisconsin bluegrass groups.
Listen to Art Stevenson & High Water
Other bands who played our 2023 festival:
The Stringsmiths (Hand-forged Bluegrass) are a hard-driving, traditional bluegrass band from Northwest Wisconsin. Founded in 2010, we are a group of friends and musicians who share a passion for traditional bluegrass music. Influenced by greats such as Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Del McCoury, James King, and many others, we have developed a sound and style we hope will entertain folks and help keep traditional bluegrass alive and well with both cover tunes and a few original songs.
Listen to the Stringsmiths
The Stringsmiths lit up the stage at our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!
St. Paul Mudsteppers
The Saint Paul Mudsteppers play country blues inspired by the recorded works of the early 1900’s in the Deep South. Their main source of material is the great Mississippi Sheiks, but the Mudsteppers do not try to be a carbon copy. The band tries to present this old music in a new and energetic way.
Listen to St. Paul Mudsteppers
Listen to Gospel Notes
River City Ramblers
The River City Ramblers Bluegrass Band was born as the Red Cedar Ramblers in Menomonie, Wisconsin in 1979, 42 years ago. The band is well known in Northwest and Central Wisconsin, and especially the Chippewa Valley. They base their style on the music of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Osborne Brothers, Ricky Skaggs, and Kentucky Thunder, and other famous bluegrass artists. The band prides itself on projecting a variety of instrumental and vocal arrangements, leaning towards First Generation Traditional American Bluegrass.
Listen to River City Ramblers
The River City Ramblers entertain the crowd at our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!
Listen to Maple Ridge
Maple Ridge kicked off our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival with high energy!
Blue Hills Travelers
The Zimmer brothers started the Blue Hills Travelers in 2022 with traditional-style bluegrass in mind. They draw inspiration from first generation bluegrass artists such as the Lilly Brothers, Stanley Brothers, and Bill Monroe. They’re joined by their friends Joe Cronick playing fiddle/banjo, and Robin Clairemore on bass.