Photos by Dan Bader/Government of Yukon

FAQ

Festival FAQ

Performer questions

I am a performer, are you accepting applications?

Our feature performers are curated by our Artistic Director, and already chosen for the 2020 festival. However, we are accepting submissions from local/regional artists. We have an artist submission page and ask that you contact us through this link:  yukonbluegrass.com/artist-submissions.

Camping

Will there be camping at the St Elias Convention Centre this year?

Unfortunately, no.  Camping areas beside the St Elias Convention Centre will not be available, (except for 6 disability sites – see below). Other camping options in and around Haines Junction are provided further down in this FAQ.

Do you have any disability camping spots?

We have been given 6 disability camping spots at the St Elias Convention Centre.  These are for fully self-contained RV’s only.  A site must be booked with us – contact festival@yukonbluegrass.com – and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  You must have a valid disability pass and provide your name, a phone number, email address and license plate number of your RV at the time of booking,

Tickets, accessibility and pets

Do you sell day passes?

Unfortunately, no. However we do sell a limited number of Flex Passes. These passes are purchased as a 3-ticket bundle, one ticket for each day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). Each ticket in the bundle is redeemed for a different single-day wristband.  The purchaser can use the individual tickets as suits her/his needs, to share with family or friends.

Do you have children, youth or senior’s discounts?

Children under 12 are admitted free of charge, otherwise one must purchase one of the passes.

Are there any public events?

Yes, indeed. There will be several workshops, a slow-jam led by society volunteers, an open mic stage, all free to the public. There will be a family dance on Saturday evening, free to the public. The Sunday Gospel show is open to the public with admission by donation (all proceeds to the church).

Is there wheelchair access?

The two main concert venues – St. Elias Convention Centre and St. Christopher’s Anglican Church – can accommodate patrons who have wheelchairs.

Can I bring my pet?

Only service dogs are allowed in the venues.

Accommodation, food and drink

Where can I stay while I am attending the festival?

Festival weekend is a busy time and accommodations book up very quickly. Be sure to make your reservations early. For a listing of local accommodations check out the Village of Haines Junction accommodations page.

There are a variety of camping options in and near Haines Junction.

Where can I eat while I am attending the festival?

For a listing of local dining spots check out the Village of Haines Junction dining page.

The festival will have its own food concession – the Bluegrass Café – in the St. Elias Convention Centre.

Groceries can be purchased at The Little Green Apple convenience store.

Do you have alcohol sales on the festival site?

The festival is not licensed for alcohol sales.  There is a Government liquor store and some off-sales outlets in the village. Alcohol is not allowed in the festival concert venues.

Vendor questions

I am a food/retail goods vendor, are you accepting applications?

We are not taking applications for vendors for the festival weekend.

About

One of the 23 Best Intimate Music Festivals in North America!

The Kluane Mountain Bluegrass Festival takes great pride in being the only bluegrass festival North of 60!  The festival is located in beautiful Haines Junction, Yukon, a village at the edge of Kluane National Park.

We come together annually for this event on the traditional lands of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. We encourage festival attendees to visit the Da Kų Cultural Centre to learn about the traditions, culture and way of life of the First Nations people.

The festival is produced by the Yukon Bluegrass Music Society, a not-for-profit society managed by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. Since 2003 the festival has presented outstanding music from the finest artists in bluegrass and related genres from across North America.

Every June, the festival presents a weekend mix of ticketed and public events including concerts, workshops, slow-jams, dances, kids programming and even a roving band to get music out to the corners of the community!  Dedicated jamming spots keep the music going into the long Yukon summer evenings.

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