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
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)
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
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
Enjoy Music from Confirmed & Expected 2022 Musicians
Click or tap band names in blue, or just keep scrolling for band details and videos.
Other bands and musicians expected to play our 2022 festival:
St. Paul Mudsteppers (cancelled)
Forest Ridge Reunion Band
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 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!
Listen to The Kody Norris Show
The Kody Norris Show entertains the crowd at the 2021 Cameron Bluegrass Festival!
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Other bands and musicians expected for our 2022 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 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
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.
Listen to St. Paul Mudsteppers
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
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
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.
Learn more at the River City Ramblers Google Site!