Blue Grass Festival


For 2017, The Logandale Fall Festival is proud to announce the addition of Old Blue Sound as coordinator for sound and music! Old Blue Sound has been in the business since 1998 and provides sound reinforcement to Bluegrass and Acoustic musicians and bands, providing quality sound to Bluegrass event producers.

Old Blue Sound takes great pride in their attention to the details involved in making sure that the music you hear at the festivals they are involved in, is the best sound quality available.  Check out some videos from festivals and shows they have been involved in over the years.

What began many years ago as a purely bluegrass festival is now back and so much more! We still pay tribute to that longtime festival by bringing in the best bluegrass bands we can find to perform three fine days of music. Groups from California, Tennessee, Arizona, Utah and Nevada take the stage all day and into the night to keep your toes tapping! In addition to these groups, we feature many fun local bands that remind you bluegrass is alive and well in Nevada.


2016 Bands at the Logandale Fall Festival



cassidy-shewmake-projectCassidy Shewmake Project-Made up of some of California’s finest bluegrass players, don’t miss the performance of this virtuoso quartet featuring One Button Suit’s Tom Shewmake on mandolin, Mark Cassidy of HillBender’s fame on banjo, Jesse Winton on guitar and Benjamin Kopf on the upright bass.



chris-cerna-bluegrass-republicChris Cerna and the Bluegrass Republic is a combination of new and experienced talent and with its ability to provide clean instrumentals and harmonies, is guaranteed to satisfy even the most critical of bluegrass music aficionados. A dedicated band that specializes in hard-driving, traditional bluegrass. Their set lists include traditional, gospel and original songs written by the band members themselves
desperado-bluegrass-bandThe Desperados are a San Diego based Bluegrass band that performs in a Bluegrass/Americana repetoire via an “Outlaw” style that is both fresh and hard-edge. Desperado is a consortium(affiliation) of bluegrass musicians who come together in various “band” configurations to provide the highest caliber of bluegrass entertainment to a wide base of clientele.
frequent-flyersFrequent Flyers is a traditional bluegrass band founded in 2013 by SNBMS President Vera Vann-Wilson. Various members of the band are often seen performing at the regular jams in the valley and at several local venues including the Logandale and Pahrump festivals


The Get Down Boysget-down-boys are a Los Angeles based string band performing high energy traditional and original Bluegrass music, along with modern favorites infused with the sounds of Americana. Known for their carefully crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies, The GDBs bring an irresistible and infectious passion to their spin on American roots music.
grasslandsGrasslands is an award winning Southern California premier bluegrass band made up of 5 multi-talented veterans of music. Members in the group have toured throughout the United States and overseas, performed at amusement parks and folk radio programs, worked as musical accompaniment for theater and on television commercials, and various other functions

James Reams and the Barnstormersjames-reams-and-the-barnstormers is a bluegrass band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & The Barnstormers provide a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass; blending it with innovation and vitality to create their own branch on the “roots” tree.

johnny-campbell-bluegrass-driftersJohnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drivers: Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an ever changing musical category. Johnny started the Bluegrass Drifters in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Whitney, who holds down the doghouse bass and has her own musical side project as well.

one-button-suitOne Button Suit is an exciting, hand-stitched, Sacramento-based string band that offers up tunes especially tailored for our California climate. They feature a unique blend of established musicians expertly weaving the traditional and funky tones of the past and present; with a repertoire of originals and bluegrass familiars hinting at unconventionality.

out-of-the-desertOut of the Desert, a Las Vegas based band, offers excellent musicianship and vocals. With three lead vocalists, their smooth and powerful harmonies are a signature of an Out of the Desert show. Featuring 2-time Nevada state fiddle champion Rick Seligman, Mark Sanders on banjo, John Lundmark on guitar and Brian Burns on bass and mandolin.

pittman-wash-all-star-string-bandPittman Wash All Star Strings is a local 4-piece Americana and bluegrass group consisting of guitarist Andy Morris of Darby O’Gill and the Little People fame, Ian Clark of the All-Togethers on fiddle, Brian Burns of Out of the Desert on bass and mandolin and Cole Porter on Banjo.

stillhouse-road-band-photoStillhouse Road features the talents of Joe and Paula Ferrario, offering a unique and enjoyable bluegrass experience for audiences of all ages. Inspired by the heart and soul of bluegrass music, they also add a special blend of original songs, mountain music, classic country, and bluegrass gospel to the mix. The music comes alive with vibrant vocals and the acoustic rhythms of guitar, mandolin, fiddle and bass.
stuck-in-reverseStuck in Reverse is an upbeat, traditional bluegrass band formed in 2000 by Peggy and Jan Ruesch. The 5-piece band has performed in California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah and has many original tunes in addition to classic standards.

Bluegrass Band Schedule


3:00 pm-Stillhouse Road
4:00 pm-Desperado
5:00 pm-Johnny Campbell
6:00 pm-Get Down Boys
7:00 pm-James Reams
8:00 pm-Chris Cerna and Bluegrass Republic


11:00 am-Frequent Flyers
12:00 am-Stuck in Reverse
1:00 pm-Pittman Wash
2:00 pm-Desperado
3:00 pm-Grasslands
4:00 pm-Chris Cerna and Bluegrass Republic
5:00 pm-Johnny Campbell and Bluegrass Drifters
6:00 pm-One Button Suit
7:00 pm-Get Down Boys
8:00 pm-James Reams


11:00 am-Grasslands
12:00 pm-Shewmake/Cassidy
1:00 pm-Out of the Desert
2:00 pm-One button Suit

Schedule subject to change without notice