37th Annual Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival
Thursday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023
We can’t do this Festival without Volunteers! Volunteers are THE MOST IMPORTANT thing that we have to get right! We are committed to making the Volunteer experience fun and rewarding. NOTE: Our Liability Insurance requires all Volunteers to be NNBA Members.
For 2023, we ask Volunteers to commit to 6 hours, spread out into 2-hour (or more) shifts over the 4 days of the event. What do you get for volunteering?
One All Access Pass (good for all performances)
a free Bar-B-Que dinner on Thursday (“kick off day”)
snacks and water while “on the job”.
Additionally, we hold two parties for the Volunteers – one before the Festival (Orientation) and one after (Celebration), at a local eatery.
Your hours can be organized into 2-hour (or longer) shifts in the following categories (must meet a minimum commitment of 6 hours):
Thursday – Set Up Crew at Washoe Lake State Park, starting at 10am. Duties include making signs, marking campsites, setting up the pavilion for the Bar-B-Que, etc.
Friday – Set Up Crew at Bowers Park, starting at 9am Duties include lifting and carrying heavy objects, setting-up canopies, tables, hanging banners, etc. Morning coffee & pastries, as well as lunch is provided for Friday volunteers.
Saturday – Festival Day, starting at 8am. Duties include light lifting, organizing merchandise, handling money, greeting customers, driving shuttle golf cart, staffing the Petting Zoo or the Raffle Tent, wrist-banding, running errands, etc. Some duty stations do not have a view of the stage.
Sunday – Gospel Concert at Davis Creek Park, starting at 9am - duties include setting up the venue, traffic control, ticket-taking, wristbanding.
Contact your friends and sign up together!
When you're ready to Volunteer, send an email to info@nnba or call