SPBGMA Entertainer of the Year and Fiddler of the Year!

The Kody Norris Show headlines our 2022 festival!

Cameron Bluegrass Festival

September 9 - 11, 2022

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

Gate Fee:

Fri. $10  •  Sat. $20  •  Sun. $15

$5 for children aged 5-12 • 4 and under are free

$35 for weekend pass

Rough camping is +$20 per day

(Flush toilets & showers are available a short walk from the campground)

Daily Schedule

Friday, Sept. 9

5:00 p.m. Maple Ridge

6:00 p.m. The New Midnight Coal Company

7:00 p.m. River City Ramblers

8:00 p.m. *Updated* The New Midnight Coal Company

Cameron Bluegrass Festival Banjo

Saturday, Sept. 10

11:00 a.m. Gospel Notes

12:00 p.m. Maple Ridge

1:00 p.m. River City Ramblers

2:00 p.m. Blue Hills Travelers

3:00 p.m. John Vincent & Friends

4:00 p.m. The Stringsmiths

5:00 p.m. The New Midnight Coal Company & Quilts of Valor

6:00 p.m. The Waddington Brothers

7:00 p.m. Flattgrass Revival

8:00 p.m. The Kody Norris Show

Sunday, Sept. 11

11:00 a.m. Lorn & Royce Band

12:00 p.m. Blue Hills Travelers

1:00 p.m. Flattgrass Revival

2:00 p.m. John Vincent & Friends

3:00 p.m. Forest Ridge Reunion Band

4:00 p.m. The Waddington Brothers

5:00 p.m. The Stringsmiths

6:00 p.m. The Kody Norris Show

Cameron Bluegrass Festival Mandolin

Media Mentions

Enjoy Music from Confirmed & Expected 2022 Musicians

Click or tap band names in blue, or just keep scrolling for band details and videos.

Keep scrolling for band details and videos!

2022 Featured Headliner

The Kody Norris Show

2022 SPBGMA Entertainer of the Year Kody Norris
2022 SPBGMA Fiddler Performer of the Year Mary Rachel Norris

2022 SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards Entertainer of the Year and Fiddle Performer of the Year!

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 recently signed their first major record deal with Rebel Records from Charlottesville, Virginia, and has since released All Suited Up, which debuted at #7 on the Billboard Charts!

Learn more at thekodynorrisshow.com and connect with the group on The Kody Norris Show Facebook Page!

Listen to The Kody Norris Show

The Kody Norris Show entertains the crowd at the 2021 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!

Scroll for more bands!

Other bands and musicians expected for our 2022 festival:

The Waddington Brothers

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.

Learn more at waddingtonbrothers.com and connect with the group on The Waddington Brothers Band Facebook Page!

Listen to The Waddington Brothers

The Stringsmiths

Cameron Bluegrass Festival: The Stringsmiths

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.

Learn more at stringsmiths.com and connect with the group on the Stringsmiths, Hand-forged Bluegrass Facebook Page!

Listen to the Stringsmiths

St. Paul Mudsteppers

Cameron Bluegrass Festival: St. Paul Mudsteppers

**UPDATE: The Saint Paul Mudsteppers will be unable to join us this year. We send our best to the band and thank the New Midnight Coal Company for playing two sets on Friday.**

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.

Learn more at mudsteppers.blogspot.com, and connect with the group on the St. Paul Mudsteppers Facebook Page!

Listen to St. Paul Mudsteppers

Flattgrass Revival

Cameron Bluegrass Festival: Flattgrass Revival

FlattGrass Revival is a traditional and gospel bluegrass band.  They are noted for their tight four-part harmony. Each member of the group grew up singing A Capella music with family and in church, which was instrumental in developing the natural sound of their harmony and lead vocals. What started out as a group of friends jamming together on their favorite bluegrass and gospel tunes, evolved into an organized band, performing regularly for community gatherings, the elderly, as well as bluegrass festival open mic opportunities.

Learn more at flattgrass.com!

Listen to Flattgrass Revival

The New Midnight Coal Company

Cameron Bluegrass Festival: The New Midnight Coal Company

The New Midnight Coal Company is a father & sons, three-piece bluegrass band from Clayton, Wisconsin. Most of the songs they play are traditional bluegrass. 

Listen to The New Midnight Coal Co.

Lorn & Royce Band

Cameron Bluegrass Festival: Lorn & Royce Band

Bluegrass/Gospel musicians, Lorn Schultz and Royce Sorensen have come full circle after starting together in the ’80s as founding members of the King’s Trio. 

Lorn went on to form the King’s Countrymen, which included bus tours to Nashville and Branson, plus numerous recordings over the band’s 26-year run. Lorn and his wife, Kristi, hosted a very successful and dearly-loved Bluegrass Gospel Festival every summer for 18 years on their Mondovi Farm. 

In addition to 23 years with the King’s Trio, Royce uses his multi-instrumentalist skills as a sideman in numerous Wisconsin bluegrass bands. He also has a recording business at his Eau Claire home studio. 

The two “old friends” continue to share their love of Bluegrass/Gospel music and giving testimony to the work of Christ in their lives. Kristi often handles the sound system duties. On occasion they invite guest musicians to join them.

Learn more at the Royce Acoustic Music website!

Listen to Lorn & Royce Band

Gospel Notes

Cameron Bluegrass Festival: Gospel Notes
The Gospel Notes are an old time gospel bluegrass band consisting of three core members, with other “notes” added on occasion for extra fun and harmony.  Two members have experienced life-threatening illnesses, and both are living miracles and examples of God’s grace in our lives. We are thrilled to spread the good news of God’s word through song and testimony!

Listen to Gospel Notes

River City Ramblers

Cameron Bluegrass Festival: 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.

Learn more at the River City Ramblers Google Site!

Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge began in 2018 when several musicians who had enjoyed jamming together for many years decided to form their own band. The group enjoys playing traditional bluegrass as well as old-time, gospel, and fiddle tunes. They are influenced by such bluegrass greats as the Stanley Brothers, Flatt and Scruggs, the Carter Family, Ola Belle Reid, Doc Watson, Elizabeth Cotton and others. Band members have their roots in Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie.

Listen to Maple Ridge

Blue Hills Travelers

Cameron Bluegrass Festival Blue Hills Travelers

The Zimmer Brothers, The Ottersons, and Kathy Krug make up the Blue Hills Travelers. They’re a fun, focused, energetic band that enjoys playing traditional-style bluegrass inspired by Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, and the Lilly Brothers.

Listen to the Blue Hills Travelers

John Vincent & Friends

Cameron Bluegrass Festival John Vincent and Friends
Come to the fest to find out which friends John Vincent will be playing with!

Listen to John Vincent & Friends

Help us spread the word!

Click or tap the icons below to share this site with others!

Questions? Email cameronbluegrass@protonmail.com. See you in September!

Cameron Bluegrass Festival Site Icon