since 2003, It was the...

JUNE, 2022

the end of an era

It was a great run, but it's time to say good-bye. Between the pandemic and other factors, we regret to announce that this year's festival will not be taking place. Will the festival occur in some form in the future? Anything's possible, but in the meantime, please support the other fine local festivals, your local fire department, and bluegrass music in general. We're all in this together and we're very thankful you've been a part of the ride.

on stage...

From the beginning, both the Friday and Saturday lineups were filled with top-notch national, regional and local bluegrass performers. Our stage was graced by Grammy nominees, IBMA award winners, legends, and many of the best local pickers and singers. We've been blessed with so much great music and so many great memories.

Ligonier's Jeff Bell and WYEP-FM's John Trout and Bruce Mountjoy served as emcees, both keeping the show on schedule and adding that "certain something" to the festivities (whatever that may be). First class sound was provided by Don, Ginger, and Steve of Soaring Eagle Productions, Bedford, PA. (They got tons of compliments on the great sound from both the fans and performers.)


Since 2003 the festival benefited the Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Department, Station #44. Their hard work, coupled with your support for them and the music, made this a "win-win" for everybody. They deeply appreciate your attendance and your spreading the word about the festival. 

Mitzi and Keith "Sparky" Neiderhiser were the guiding forces behind the fesitval and also offer their deepest thanks to all the fans and fellow firemen for the support and hard work. 

  The goal all along has been to make this an affordable, wholesome, family   festival that provides a great bluegrass experience. And big thanks to our   sponsors who helped make this great event possible.

contact info

If you'd like to provide feedback about the festival or contact the organizers:

Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival
1012 Harvey Road
Ligonier, PA 15658
(724) 238-8646

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