Advance Tickets No Longer Available. Tickets Available At The Gate.

Sponsoring the only traditional Bluegrass &
Acoustic Music 3-day Festival in South Dakota!


Come help us celebrate our 38th Anniversary at the KICKSTANDS CAMPGROUND & VENUE (www.kickstandsllc.com), (formerly Elkview Campbround), located 5 minutes from Sturgis at Pleasant Valley exit 37 off of Interstate 90.

T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST  – Design should include 38TH ANNUAL BLACK HILLS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL –  June 22, 23, & 24, 2018 – Kickstands Campground & Venue, Sturgis, SD with graphics suggesting bluegrass music.  Submit design to info@blackhillsbluegrass.com or mail to Black Hills Bluegrass Association, 3405 Wisconsin Ave., Rapid City, SD 57701.  Submission deadline is May 1, 2018.  Winner will receive 2 weekend passes to the Black Hills Bluegrass Festival and a t-shirt with their design.

The new owners of Kickstands Campground & Venue (formerly Elkview Campground) are planning a facelift and new additions which include 50 new cabins, some with bath, and a new Covered Concert Pavilion with a 60 foot stage for concerts along with landscaping.  These are scheduled to be ready for our festival this year.  They plan to offer GLAMPING in the future.  There are 80 full hookup RV sites, plus tent and dry camping with 2 shower houses that have flush toilets and one is located near the concert area.  The 4000 square foot building on site offers food and beverages throughout the festival as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning.  There is a stage in the building in case of inclement weather.  The show goes on RAIN OR SHINE.

Make your Festival reservations early – then come on Wednesday or Thursday and get a great start on the weekend.  Jamming will be encouraged and we know you will have a great time getting together with old and new friends. The Festival is a family event so we will be providing something for everyone.

Come and help us celebrate our 38th Anniversary.


Real Music for Real People