Welcome to the Frankfort Bluegrass Festival, winner of the 2018 IBMA Event of the Year Award. Our mission is to bring top quality award-winning national and regional bluegrass acts to downtown Frankfort, IL to showcase this truly American music. We are a 100% non-for-profit free 2 day festival only made possible by dedicated volunteers, donations and sponsorships from people like you.The 9th Annual Frankfort Bluegrass Festival is a not-for-profit FREE two-day family friendly event featuring 20+ top-notch national and regional bluegrass bands performing on two stages, with jamming tents, a kids tent and activities area, workshops, food and craft vendors and more.
Musicians range from Grammy winning and International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award winning pacesetters to up-and-coming bright talent carrying the torch for a new generation.
We are proud to be a nationally recognized event, having been awarded the "Best Event of the Year" in 2019 by the by The International Bluegrass Association (IBMA), and nominated for Event Of The Year for the previous two years (2016 and 2017). The only even tin the Midwest nominated to be in the top 5 .
Put on solely by passionate volunteers, our mission is to promote the preservation and education of bluegrass music, a true traditional American musical art form, in beautiful historic downtown Frankfort, IL and beyond. This event is made possible only by your generous donations and sponsorships, and of course all the dedicated volunteers. Click here for more information on how to donate or be a sponsor, or to be a volunteer. For guidelines and thoughts about the festival Click here