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Come jam with us in 2024: September 6-8!

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

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Our 2023 Musicians!

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Featured Headliner

Featured Headliner

Featured Headliner

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2023 Featured Headliner

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.

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

Listen to The Kody Norris Show

The Kody Norris Show plays “Love Bug” at the 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!

2023 Featured Headliner

The Waddington Brothers

Cameron Bluegrass Festival 2023 Headliner 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 and connect with the group on The Waddington Brothers Band Facebook Page!

Listen to The Waddington Brothers

The Waddington Brothers wowed us with their debut at our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!

2023 Featured Headliner

Art Stevenson & High Water

Cameron Bluegrass Festival 2023 Headliner 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.

Learn more at and connect with the group on The Art Stevenson & High Water Facebook Page!

Listen to Art Stevenson & High Water

Other bands who played our 2023 festival:

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 and connect with the group on the Stringsmiths, Hand-forged Bluegrass Facebook Page!

Listen to the Stringsmiths

The Stringsmiths lit up the stage at our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!

St. Paul Mudsteppers

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.

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

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The New Midnight Coal Company

The New Midnight Coal Company

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

Listen to The New Midnight Coal Co.

Get a taste of the New Midnight Coal Company from our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!

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!

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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.

Listen to River City Ramblers

The River City Ramblers entertain the crowd at our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!

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

Maple Ridge kicked off our 2022 Cameron Bluegrass Festival with high energy!

Blue Hills Travelers

Cameron Bluegrass Festival Blue Hills Travelers 2023

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.

Listen to the Blue Hills Travelers

R Country Gals

Cameron Bluegrass Festival 2023 R Country Gals

From an article by Ruth Erickson in the 05/31/18 edition of the Rice Lake Chronotype:

The R Country Gals — all with names starting with the letter 'R' — learned their vocals from their grandmother, Gladys Huset, of Barron, by sitting around a piano,  learning five-part harmonies.

Their parents, Loren and Geri Huset, played a role by encouraging them and having them sing for company at their home.

The R Country Gals' first public appearance was at the Poskin Lake Resort, sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s, a gig recalled by Bard Kittleson, former Barron mayor, friend and fan.

Their biggest fan was their mother, Geri, who passed away in 1994, when they were young adults. The daughters wrote a song in tribute to her, sang it at her funeral and have shared it at area churches every Mother’s Day since.

Listen to R Country Gals

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