Bluegrass in La Roche
august 3 - 7, 2022
Every year the first weekend in August in the French Alps, close to Geneva, Chamonix and Annecy
Missy raines, IBMA Bass Player of the year and Grammy nominated for her last album, to headline
We are delighted to present the full line up of the 2022 Bluegrass in La Roche festival with 30 bands from 15 different countries.
Find out all about the bands on our Music at the Festival pages.
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the festival in sight & sound
Our friend Fred Glas, banjo player from Lyon, made us 2 promotional films, released in March 2020.
They are available below and on our YouTube channel.
la roche bluegrass youtube channel
We have curated all our videos of La Roche Bluegrass Festival into a new YouTube Channel.
You can see videos of past shows, promotional clips and all La Roche Bluegrass Shows will be curated there from now on.
Please support the festival by subscribing to the channel and liking films
picture & film memories from past festivals
Check out our gallery of past years with videos, reports and photos. And remember, the good times will come again.
Scroll down to read about our 2022 partners, a travel mandolin up for auction, our new stage with the Fondation d'Entreprise AG2R La Mondiale for Vitality and the Arts, our new logo.
summer discounts on local rail fares to la roche
A huge thank you to our partners who have chosen to support us in 2022 after two years away
Visit this page to read more and to become a partner of the festival
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Our new Town Hall Stage for duets and trios in partnership with
We are delighted to welcome the AG2R La Mondiale Foundation for Artistic Vitality, as 2022 sponsor of the new Town Hall stage that will be dedicated to performing duets and trios. The Foundation is a strong supporter of local projects that preserve and promote France's regional artistic and cultural heritage. Without their support we would not be in a position to launch this new stage after the two difficult years of the pandemic.
We would particularly like to thank them for renewing their support in 2022 after it was first granted in 2020, and then again in 2021.
Please read about the great work this foundation does to support artists and the arts.
travel mandolin up for auction
French Luthier Jean Lacote has generously given us a new travel mandolin, specially made by him for the festival with "La Roche" engraved on the body.
It can be plugged into a sound board, an amp or a pedal board for live performing, or you can plug your heaphones directly into the output to play on trains, in airports or in hotels without disturbing your neighbours.
It can be dismounted for easy carrying when travelling, and can be assembled for right or left handed players.
It will be displayed at the festival with the possibility to try it out.
It wll be sold through a silent auction with a reserve price set at €350.
Bluegrass in La Roche