1st Annual Spring String Gathering
Saturday, April 6th
The Spring String Gathering is an indoor, Bluegrass and Old-time music jam-festival, in Baraboo, WI. The fest provides an opportunity for Bluegrass and Old-Time musicians all across Wisconsin, it’s bordering states and beyond, to come together and celebrate their common love of music, and shake off the long Midwestern winter.
Hosted at the Clarion Convention Center in Baraboo, WI, The fest will feature impromptu jamming, showcases and workshops, and will conincide with an evening concert at the historic Al Ringling Theater (buy concert tickets).
Our host bands are The High 48s (bluegrass) and The New Bad Habits (old-time). Both bands will be performing a showcase set at the hotel, as well as jamming throughout the night. They will also be performing a special concert Saturday night at the Al Ringling Theater, in downtown Baraboo.
Since arriving on the Minnesota bluegrass scene in 2006, The High 48s have achieved national recognition, taking first place in the prestigious RockyGrass Bluegrass Band Competition in Lyons, CO, (the first band from the Upper Midwest to win the honor), touring the national bluegrass festival circuit and earning the respect of bluegrass musicians and audiences North and South.
The New Bad Habits bring the immeasurable talents of Chirps Smith, Tim Foss, Andrew Gribble, Dave Landreth & Dot Kent. They are one of the finest old-time string bands you’ll find and a Midwestern treasure.
Reserve your room by calling the Clarion and mention you’ll be attending “The String Gathering” and want the musician rate to secure our group rate of $58. Rooms are available on jam floors and non-jam floors. Make sure to state your preference.
(Note: the hotel also offers a concert package for Al Ringling for $138. When booking your room make sure they don’t accidentally book you at this rate (unless that’s what you want!)). Also, use the local number (not 800) for the hotel as their corporate offices don’t have our rate info.