The Podunk Bluegrass Festival is a bluegrass festival established in 1996 and takes place in August each year in Connecticut, United States. The festival features local, regional, and national bluegrass musicians. Besides four days of music on the main stage, the festival hosts band and songwriting competitions, a kid's bluegrass academy, workshops with headlining bands, and separate picking and quiet camping areas.
This year's Main Stage festivities kick off on Thursday, August 11, 2022 with the annual Band Competition sponsored by TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik. The winner will be 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 will be handled by the fantastic team at Rosewood Sound from Syracuse, NY.
For more information about this years Podunk Bluegrass Festival, please visit there website here.
Check out the 2021 Podunk Bluegrass Band Competition performances here:
Beg, Steal or Borrow
On The Trail
West King String Band
The Green Sisters
The Bad Oats
Past Podunk Bluegrass TELEFUNKEN Band Competition Winners have been invited to record on TELEFUNKEN Soundstage. Check out a playlist of artists below including Beg Steal or Borrow, Man About A Horse, Mile Twelve and Pretty Saro.
A playlist of past Podunk Bluegrass TELEFUNKEN Band Competition performances can be viewed here: