Photos by Dan Bader/Government of Yukon

FAQ

Festival FAQ

COVID POLICY

The Board of the Yukon Bluegrass Music Society believes that the best way to combat COVID-19 is through vaccination. The society and its volunteers, artists, and production team will observe all Yukon-wide and community-directed COVID-19 restrictions and requirements in place at the time of our event. We look forward to gathering with you safely.

Performer questions

I am a performer, are you accepting applications?

Our feature performers are curated by our Artistic Director.  The remaining festival spots have now been filled.

Camping on-site

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

Limited on-site camping will be available in 2024. There is a priority list for camping, but once those commitments are met remaining spaces will be filled on a reservation only basis. 

All on-site campers must be in a fully self-contained RV. No hookups are available, Tenting is not allowed.

Priority List:

Remaining spaces: These will be filled on a reservation only basis. To reserve a spot on the wait list for an available spot:

You will be contacted closer to festival time, once the priority list is committed and remaining space is assessed.

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. 

The present camping options in and near Haines Junction are as follows. Any updates will be posted here and in our News section.

Reservations online now available at the Kathleen Lake Campground.
2024 Reservation Launch: Tuesday, January 23 2024 at 8:00 am MT
link > parks.canada.ca/voyage-travel/reserve

Reservations online now for Pine Lake Campground.
link >  yukon.goingtocamp.com

Where can I eat or get groceries while I am attending the festival?

For a listing of local dining and food service spots check out the Village of Haines Junction dining and food services page.

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

Tickets, accessibility and pets

Do you sell day passes?

Unfortunately, no. All tickets are full Weekend Passes.

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

Children under 12 are admitted free of charge, otherwise one must purchase a weekend pass.

Are there any public events?

Yes, indeed. The following are all free to the general public:

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.

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

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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206 Hawkins Street
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 1X4

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