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38th Annual Bowers Mansion Bluegrass Festival

Friday, Aug. 23 to Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024




​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 2024, we ask Volunteers to commit to 6 hours, spread out into 2-hour (or longer) shifts. 


What do you get for volunteering?

  • One All Access Pass (good for all 3 days of performances)

  • a free catered dinner on Friday (“kick off day”)

  • a 2024 T-shirt

  • snacks and water throughout your shifts

  • Additionally, we hold two get-togethers for the Volunteers – one before the Festival (Orientation) and one after (Celebration). 

   Your hours can be organized into 2-hour (or longer) shifts, but you must

    meet  a minimum commitment of 6 hours

  • Thursday – Use your own vehicle to help us haul equipment to the Festival Grounds at Bowers Regional Park.  If you have a pickup or a cargo trailer, that would be great!  

  • Friday – Set Up Crew at Bowers Park, 9am - 3pm.  Morning coffee & pastries, as well as lunch is provided for this crew.  A second crew comes on duty at 3pm, and the gates to the Friday evening show open at 3:30.   Bands start at 4, and show ends at dusk.  Always a fun crowd!

  • Saturday –  First shift starts at 8am, gates open at 9.  This is the "big day" and it's always a ton of fun.  Duties include organizing and selling merchandise, handling money, managing devices (phones, ipads, credit card readers, etc.), greeting customers, driving a golf cart or the shuttle van, staffing the Petting Zoo or the Raffle Tent, wrist-banding, traffic control, running errands, etc. 

  • Sunday – Gates open at 10am, festival concludes at 4.  Same duties as Saturday, with the tear down starting at 4pm.  Many hands make light work!  


Detailed descriptions of all shifts are here

And the online sign-up sheet is here.


      Contact your friends and sign up together! 

     If you have any questions, just send an email to info@nnba or call


                                            Thank you! 

                                            Cindy Gray

                                            Volunteer Coordinator

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