August 18 - 20, 2017

The Other Things to Know about the Festival

     Keeping checking this page!!! We'll post information on Vendors, Displays, Camping info,

                     The Great Friday Night Concert at the Davis Creek Campground followed by jamming after the concert,

 Saturday Night Jamming, and the Sunday Morning Gospel Show!


Saturday Festival Performance Schedule


                         9:00        Welcome Announcements, Presentation of the colors and the National Anthem

                         9:15        National Anthem

                         9:30        Monday Night Volunteers

                         10:30     Reno Swing Set

                         11:30     Sierra Sweethearts

                         12:30     The Notables

                         1:15        Ricochet

                         2:15        Snap Jackson & The Knock on Wood Players

                         3:30        Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

                         4:45        Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa


Friday Night

It's gonna be at the Davis Creek Campground Amphitheater. It'll start somewheres around 7:00 p.m.

Rattlesnake Mountain Boys is the featured band. There'll also be jammin' after the concert so, bring your instruments.

You should be there! The only valid excuse is if the sheriff's out ta get ya. But, remember, we ain't gonna turn you in.

The price is great, It's Free!


Sunday Morning Gospel Show

'Sunday Go To Meeting' band is the headliner, so's put on them speshul Sundy clothes, and come for this

non-denominational Gospel show. It'll be at that there Davis Creek Campground Amphitheater

and crank up about 10:00 in the mornin'




Camping is available on Friday and Saturday nights in the Group Area of the Davis Creek Campground for a donation!!

Please remember it's First Come, First Served!


Large rigs may not fit in the group site. (You might consider getting a reservation in the regular camping area)

There's always room for tents!

We're asking that anyone who is camping park your rig and then park in the lower parking lot.

Space is at a real premium! (That's fancy talk fer "There ain't much!)


Any of those questions you have which are tickling the back of yore neck,

call Zona at (775) 771-6347 or



Volunteers for the Security Posse

We are looking for several more volunteers to assist in our Festival security.  The work is more in the way of assisting festival goers in finding their way and doing the right things than in herding cats (we hope).  You get to come to the event for free and you get a free 2017 Bowers Festival t-shirt and lunch from one of our food vendors.

If you are interested please contact Steve Gallagher at (760) 709-0181 or


Merchandise Vendors at Bowers this year will include:


One Crafty Coffee Chick/ Cindy’s Simply Stitches - Gourmet Coffee; knitted, crocheted, and quilted items


Spoonfest Jewelry – Marianne Hunter – Handmade Jewelry


Mountain Music Parlor - Renee Lauderback (NNBA member) – Folk instruments, Ukuleles, Music instruction, straps, accessories


Wild Sierra Soap – Kathy Howard – Handcrafted Soap, Stone Trivets, Wire Baskets, Woodcraft, Coaster Sets


PonsArt –  Pam Ponsart – Photography, Water Color Art, Jewelry, Pottery


West Threads – Kathy West (NNBA member) – Handmade Musically Themed Clothing


CBA – Steve West (NNBA member) - information about the California Bluegrass Association, their events, and membership info


Susanville Bluegrass Festival – Dan Douglas (NNBA member) – information about the Susanville Bluegrass Festival


LuLaRoe - Michel Overton – Clothing


The Strings of Reno (Professional Instrument Repair) - Master Luthier Wesley Wilkerson (NNBA member).

Wesley will be offering FREE instrument evaluations and giving tips about maintenance and repair.  Bring your instrument and stop by his booth and take advantage of his expertise and knowledge.  He will also have a few instruments and materials available for sale.

For more information about this business:

The Strings of Reno

3652 S. Virginia St., Suite C2

Reno, NV, 89502



Food Vendors at Bowers this year will be:


Fire on the Mountain Pizza – Pizza


Java Ship Coffee, Ltd. - Coffee and pastries


Road Dog II - Hot dogs & Hamburgers


Yogurt Beach - Ice Yogurt with Toppings





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