The charleston bluegrass Festival

march 20-21, 2020

The Charleston Bluegrass Festival is a brand new event presented by Friends With Benefits Productions, Awendaw Green, and Ear For Music. The festival takes place March 20 & 21, 2020 on the pristine 6,000-acre grounds of the Woodlands Nature Reserve, a hidden gem in one of the world's top destinations, Charleston, South Carolina.​

Patrons can expect a weekend of revelry complete with some of the finest names in bluegrass across three lakeside stages. The event offers plush camping options, local food / craft vendors, and outdoor activities.  Patrons can look forward to mind-bending art installations and exciting performance art.

The Charleston Bluegrass Festival reaches beyond your typical weekend music festival, offering festival-goers the opportunity to rent a kayak to fish on two stocked lakes, go for a hike on miles of wooded trails, or hop on a stand-up paddleboard and enjoy a view of both stages from out on the water, and if being lazy is the desired activity, Eagles Nest Outfitters will be on hand, providing a plethora of hammock options for fans to lounge.

What would a Charleston festival be without creative, delicious, Lowcountry food? The Woodlands Festival is proud to partner with some of Charleston’s finest culinary curators to offer vast food options, from local food trucks and neighborhood restaurants, offering fans from around the country a taste of Charleston. In addition to curating a world-class bluegrass lineup, The Charleston Bluegrass Festival will most certainly showcase the best of everything Charleston has to offer—nature, food, art, music, and more. 

Fans who decide to roll in style with a VIP ticket will receive a two-day festival ticket, access to VIP lounge and designated viewing areas, VIP indoor bathrooms, all-day complimentary refreshments, discounted beverages at VIP bars, exclusive merchandise items, and access to a VIP happy hour.