BLUEGRASS HERITAGE FESTIVAL®
Friday – Sunday April 5-6-7, 2024
DoubleTree Dallas Hotel near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas Texas 75244
artists scheduled to appear include
Kenny & Amanda Smith Band (Sat) | Tennessee Bluegrass Band (Fri & Sat)
Jerry Salley, Donna Ulisse, & Rick Stanley (Saturday)
The Purple Hulls (Sat & Sun) | Bobby Giles & Texas Gales (Saturday)
The Herrins (Fri & Sat) | Salt Creek (Friday)
Riley Gilbreath & Lone Star Blue (Saturday)
Make your hotel reservations today for our festival and jam weekend experience! Your reservation includes breakfast buffet for two people per room! (Note that festival tickets are NOT included with your hotel room and must be purchased separately.) Check into the DoubleTree and stay all weekend! Listen, jam, eat, and socialize with your old (and new) friends!
Bluegrass Heritage Festival tickets ($50-60 weekend passes) include all festival performances and “jam with the band” experiences. Your ticket also includes the Sunday morning GOSPEL SERVICE. Click here to see an accurate view of the Festival seating chart.
NOTE: Single-day general admission tickets ($25) will be available at the door (subject to availability).
Remember – even if you can’t get a ticket for the show, please plan to come stay at the hotel and join your bluegrass friends for jamming and fun!
(BY THE WAY – we’ve scheduled a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE for Monday, April 8, 2024 that you can watch for no additional charge! (Ha!) The eclipse should begin about 12:30p in Farmers Branch and the “totality” will last for about 3.5 minutes, occurring about 1:30p. Stay over Sunday night and watch!)
Music is scheduled from 5-9p on Friday, 1-8:15p on Saturday, and 10-11a on Sunday morning. We have several jam rooms so that festival attendees can jam all night long, and the DoubleTree has graciously agreed to let us jam in several areas around the hotel during the Festival!
The Bluegrass Heritage Festival is about jamming! We’ve made arrangements for “jam with the band” sessions where Festival attendees (wristband required) can participate in jam circles with some of our performing artists! This is family-friendly fun you won’t want to miss!
(Note: Acoustic Music Camp and Little House Songwriting Workshop, described below, are separate events that require separate registration. Their hours do not overlap with festival performance hours so that attendees can attend both the festival and the camp or workshop.)
Here’s a tentative schedule of artists scheduled to appear, activities, etc. (always subject to change):
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our Host Hotel ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The DoubleTree Dallas Hotel near the Galleria invites us to fill the hotel with music and non-stop jamming! Jamming rooms will be available and may be requested at check-in – so you can jam all night in your room! The upper floors will be quiet floors for light sleepers.
DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES of $125/night for the Bluegrass Heritage Festival, Acoustic Music Camp, and the Little House Songwriting Workshop are available at this link. and includes breakfast buffet for two people per room. NOTE: Your hotel room does not include festival tickets, AMC camp registration, or Little House Songwriting Workshop registration, each of which must be purchased separately.
The Foundation has partnered with the DoubleTree to make this weekend possible, and we need your help to make it work. Rooms booked through our links are the only ones that count toward our quota.
You may also book by phone by calling (972) 385-9000 and asking for the BLUEGRASS rate.
Bluegrass Heritage Festival Sponsors & Partners
Our events simply could not happen without support from our sponsors. Ticket sales alone rarely cover the band and show costs. If you’d like to help and get valuable exposure for your business, we’d love to have you! Sponsorships begin at $500 for the festival and include two VIP Sponsor tickets, two nights at the DoubleTree during the festival, and sponsor recognition from the stage and in the program, and more. Please e-mail us (use the Contact page) if you would like to help! Thank you!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Acoustic Music Camp ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Acoustic Music Camp 2024 will be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass Heritage Festival at the Doubletree Dallas Hotel near the Galleria. Camp dates are April 4 (Thursday pm) – April 6 (Saturday noon). Camp faculty will include the members of The Tennessee Bluegrass Band along with The Gerald Jones! Classes will include instruction in banjo, guitar, bass, mandolin, and more. To find out more, visit AcousticMusicCamp.com.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Little House Songwriting Workshop ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Little House Songwriting Workshop – Lone Star Experience will be held in conjunction with the Bluegrass Heritage Festival at the Doubletree Dallas Hotel near the Galleria. Workshop dates are April 4 (Thursday pm) – April 6 (Saturday noon). The workshop will be taught by award-winning songwriters Donna Ulisse, Jerry Salley, and Rick Stanley! To find out more and register, visit the Little House Songwriting Workshop web page.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Frequently Asked Festival Questions ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
How Does Ticketing Work? We’re using a new ticketing service, TicketTailor.com, so that you can select your own seats. If you have difficulty, please email us (use the Contact page). We will take care of you.
Can I come and go at the Festival? Of course. When you arrive at the hotel, check in with your ticket and get your wristband. The wristband will be your pass to get into the show and any/all workshops and “jam with the band” experiences. Parking is free, so come and go as you like.
Can kids come? We always encourage young people to come and enjoy the music. Kids 15 and under will be admitted free for GENERAL ADMISSION seating with their parent or guardian. All reserved seats are reserved for the ticket holder, so if you have reserved seats and want your kids to sit with you, they need reserved seat tickets as well. But your kids are welcome to sit with you in the general admission seating.
What about food and drinks? The DoubleTree is a full-service hotel with an excellent restaurant and bar, and of course hotel guests may bring food into their rooms. There are also dozens of restaurants within easy driving distance of the hotel.
Showroom Seating Policy. Reserved seats are reserved for the reserved seat ticket holders at all times. Your seat number will be shown on your reserved seat ticket, so please keep your reserved-seat festival ticket with you while you are in the showroom. General admission seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. General admission seats that are not occupied may be used by anyone with a wristband.
A festival wristband is required for all seats. Please keep your wristband with you and visible at all times. Any personal items left in GA seats more than 15 minutes may be removed by staff or other patrons. BHF is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items, including musical instruments. Instruments will not be allowed in the showroom seating area because they may inconvenience other attendees seated in the area.
Is there something other than the Festival for my family to enjoy? Absolutely! If you have family members who want to do something other than bluegrass, let them enjoy one of the other area attractions. There’s plenty to do around the hotel, including a visit to Galleria Dallas – only a few blocks away. The Farmers Branch Historical Park is a couple of miles to the west of the hotel on Ford Road. Other shopping malls include Grapevine Mills, a few miles west (near DFW Airport) and the Sam Moon center. North Park Mall, with Neiman Marcus, is a few miles to the south.
Attractions like the Farmers Branch Rose Garden, Dallas Zoo, John F. Kennedy Memorial, Sixth Floor Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Frontiers of Flight Museum, Cavanaugh Flight Museum, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Dallas World Aquarium, and Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens are all within easy driving distance of the hotel.