please help us to keep this festival GREAT, ALIVE and free
Our goal is still to be the most important bluegrass event in Europe. To attract top artists from Europe and the USA we have to offer them and our audience the best playing and human environment possible. For a free festival, that is an ambitious goal!
63% of our income is generated through the food and beverage bars, the workshop and the market and merchandising outlets, all managed and staffed by over 200 volunteers. The rest comes through public (15%) and private (22%) donations.
La Roche sur Foron has taken the festival and its music to heart because the values carried by the music and its musicians are close to those of the region and the town. If you want to join us, here is how you can do it ...
ways to get involved on your terms
If you like what we do and want to join in and become a part of the event, there are different ways you can contribute to the enduring success of La Roche Bluegrass Festival
Different partnership packages are available to suit different levels of commitment a business or institution may want to make, as a Premium Partner or by joining our Patrons Club for local enterprises of all sizes.
All partnership packages include access to the Vivendi VIP Tent with food and drink vouchers for partners and guests.
Over 200 people give up their time, talent and energy as volunteers to make the festival friendly and efficient for the full week of activities.
Joining the Association as a member costs from as little as €10.
contact the festival
If you would like to ask a question or send your feedback about the festival, we would love to hear from you.
You can contact a member of the festival organising committee via the form below.
Thank you for your time.
our festival values
Authenticity: 100% hand made, acoustic music played on guitars, banjos, fiddles, mandolins, dobros and with impeccable harmony singing, passed down through the generations in family and community jam sessions.
Talent: Bluegrass music may look easy superficially, but it takes great talent to hit the sweet spot with no artefacts or electronic enhacements. Top Bluegrass players are genuine virtuosos.
Innovation: In constant evolution, with roots and branches, Bluegrass grew out of the traditions of Appalachian mountain music and continues to grow creatively absorbing influences from jazz, rock, reggae and even classical music.
Sharing: The “jam session” remains an important feature of Bluegrass culture, where professionals and amateurs share their music in improvised playing sessions long into the night, well after the "show" is over!