july, 2021

29jul01augCedar Springs Bluegrass Gospel Fest

Event Details

There is a new family-friendly event coming soon that you might be interested in. Cedar Springs Bluegrass Gospel Fest will be held from July 29th to August 1st at Cedar Springs Camp & Retreat, 1260 River Rd near Floyd, Iowa. There will be 7 bands including: The Farm Hands, Southern Raised, The Paul Family, The Anderegg Family, Bluegrass Express, the Banjoys, and the host band – Midwest Cowboy Ministries.

The event will start on Thursday at 1:00 with tubing on the Cedar River followed by a Waterslide Contest. If there are enough folks interested, a Canoe trip can be arranged. At 5:00 there will be a Flag Raising ceremony and Potluck Supper with a large Jam Session afterwards. As with any bluegrass festival, there will be individual jam sessions in the campground throughout the fest.

Friday and Saturday will begin with Morning Devotions. Musicians are encouraged to sign up for the Open Stages each morning. On Saturday morning there will be 6 Instrument Workshops with 2 instructors for each instrument: Bass, Banjo, Dobro, Fiddle, Guitar and Mandolin. After the Open Stages, Midwest Cowboy Ministries will kick-off the concerts at 11:45 each day. All 7 bands are scheduled to play non-stop in the afternoon and evening on Friday and Saturday.

There will be a Cowboy Church Service from 10:30 to Noon on Sunday morning with free admittance and a free-will offering. After a break for lunch, there is a Hymn Sing from 1:00 to 3:00. Both are non-denominational services.

Cedar Springs Camp & Retreat is a beautiful family-oriented campground surrounded on 2 sides by the Cedar River. They offer camping spots as well as cabins, dorm rooms, and a couple of hotel style rooms. The Worship Center, where this event takes place, is a large, air-conditioned building. The seating is padded and comfortable, so there is no need to bring your own chairs to the main events. Food will be available for purchase in the back of the Worship Center and may be eaten in the Worship Center as well.

Please call the Campground Office to reserve camping or lodging at: 641-398-2488.



July 29 (Thursday) 1:00 pm - August 1 (Sunday) 9:46 am


Cedar Springs Camp & Retreat

1260 River Rd

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