Thank you for a wonderful 2023 festival!

See you next year!!!

August 8-11, 2024

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Steep Canyon Rangers~Saturday
Authentic Unlimited~Saturday

East Nash Grass~Friday

Kristi Cox~Friday

Kristy Cox and Grasstime

With Jerry Salley~Friday
Henhouse Prowlers~Saturday

Darin & Brooke Aldridge~ Friday

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass~Saturday
Mike Mitchell Band

Full Cord~ Thursday & Friday

Lindley Creek~ Saturday & Sunday

Serene Green~Friday

2022 Podunk/Telefunken Band Competition Winners

Breakin' Strings~Friday and Saturday

Greystone Rail~ Thursday


Steep Canyon Rangers (Sat)

Authentic Unlimited  (Sat)

East Nash Grass (Fri)

Kristy Cox & Grasstime with Jerry Salley (Fri)

Henhouse Prowlers  (Sat)

Darin & Brooke Aldridge (Fri)

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass  (Sat)

Full Cord (Thurs, Fri)

Lindley Creek  (Sat, Sun)

Mike Mitchell Band  (Sat)

Breakin’ Strings (Fri and Sat)

Serene Green (Fri)

Greystone Rail (Thurs)

Thursday’s Band Competition Sponsored by Telefunken

Hosmer Mountain Boys • Cole Quest and the City Pickers • Wood Flower • Mama Corn


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Multiple Stages • Workshops • Kids Academy • On Site Camping • Hookups Kids Activities

Band & Song Writing Competitions • Food and Craft Vendors •  Round the Clock Field Picking • Jams


Get Pumped for Podunk!  Listen to our 2023 Spotify Playlist

Each summer outstanding local, regional and national bluegrass acts converge on the Podunk Stages and deliver an awesome festival experience.  Our Main Stage festivities kick off on Thursday with our annual Band Competition sponsored by Telefunken.

Our Housatonic Stage features Bluegrass and Bluegrass friendly acts from around Connecticut and the region playing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Thursday evening the Housatonic Stage will host an Open Mic  & Jam for anyone interested. Thursday is also Veterans Appreciation Day! All Veterans (and Active duty too) will receive free admission and a meal.

Gates will open at 1 pm on Wednesday for early bird campers. Camp on site or come for the day or night using our close, ample parking.

There will be plenty to do for the whole family.  Learn about our CampingFamily Fun Activities, and Vendors.  Check out what else there is to do in the area on the CT Tourism site.

Podunk is proudly presented by the members of the Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival Inc. Board of Directors and is held annually on the second full weekend of August in Goshen, CT.

2010 IBMA Event of the Year

 TELEFUNKEN’s Live From The Lab YouTube channel hosts four sets from the 2021 Podunk Bluegrass Festival.

The 2021 Main Stage festival kicked off with the annual Band Competition sponsored by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik. The winner was awarded the new TF11 large diaphragm condenser microphone – a product the company has beta tested and developed over the past few years with the assistance of the Podunk Bluegrass Festival and their band competition artists.

The festival sound was handled by the fantastic team at Rosewood Sound from Syracuse, NY

 Click Here to Watch the Competition

Bird’s Eye View of our festival in Goshen

Aerial footage provided by M3Media Productions

Ground level look from

COVID-19: Podunk will follow CDC and state guidelines at the time of the festival.

CT COVID Info Here

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. All contributions, less benefits of a certain value, are fully tax-deductible in accordance with the law (Tax ID #06-1457866).

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