The goal of GMBR is to bring together the genre’s best musicians in the beautiful Green Mountains to create an experience for fans and artists alike that leaves everyone aching for more, while enriching the artistic and economic scene in the region.

We are looking to partner with companies who share our commitment to quality experiences, community, music and craft. Please consider supporting this endeavor to join town, environment, music, food and goods with like minded attendees while building what is sure to be a wonderful event for all who participate.

We have multiple ways to support GMBR through corporate or local business sponsorship or individuals who love and support the arts and music here in Southern Vermont that might consider being Patron of the festival.

For more information on all of our sponsor packages: 

We also have Advertising opportunities through our festival program. We will be printing 2000+ festival programs that will highlight all who support and participate in GMBR. These programs will be given out to our attendees and have all festival information and schedules and will be the guidebook for the weekend making it very useful and well looked at by all.

For more information regarding our program: 

The Audience

According to a 2012 report from Bluegrass Today, bluegrass festivals attract a consumer who is generally happy, involved, quality-conscious, and socially active. Furthermore, 56% of bluegrass festivarians are between the ages of 25 and 54, and 76% earn more than $30,000 a year. The audience is 51% male and 49% female, and are 84% more likely to play an instrument than the average American. Beyond the marketing stats, bluegrass festivals by and large attract good people who are genuinely interested in music, family and community, and make great visitors, customers, and advocates for both the music and the venues that host it.

The Place

The Shire Towns of southern Vermont are rich with natural beauty and a vibrant arts and entertainment culture. The folks in this region celebrate creativity and are hungry for an event like ours. Whether fishing the legendary Battenkill, hiking the breath-taking Green Mountains, or simply strolling the quaint villages, the area offers endless opportunities for recreation. 
Finally, August in southern Vermont is a magical time of warm and dry days and cool, crisp nights, providing a welcome escape from the dog days of summer in areas just slightly south. 


Bennington County, Vermont: 36,300
30 Mile Radius: 173,000
60 Mile Radius: 1,644,000


Ticket Prices:    $25-$145

Production:     Atomic Professional Audio  

Site:    20 acres of flat, open land surrounded
by mountains, 1 mile from Manchester Center

Contact:    Jill Turpin: 802-824-3575,

Location:    Hunter Park, adjacent and part of Riley Rink in Manchester, VT

Expected Attendance:    2k-3k people

Amenities:    Main Stage, Dance Tent, Camping, Hospitality Tent, Kid’s Tent, Yoga, VT-centric Craft & Food Vendors