Heartland /Southwest Bluegrass Music Association of Florida
Bluegrass music is one of America's only original forms of music. As such it is worthy of preservation, promotion, and participation by a dedicated group of people. We believe that this music engenders a sense of belonging, encourages musicians and spectators alike to come together and share their love and appreciation for this aspect of Americana. To many of us, it is a “family,” because regardless of where we go to hear or play bluegrass music, we are warmly welcomed and embraced by other bluegrassers.
Our Mission: "To preserve, encourage and promote traditional Bluegrass music and its evolving variants, and to provide a venue and a matrix within which we bring together those persons desiring to preserve, encourage and promote said music."
Winter 2019 Update
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For camping info, call 863 494 1820
Current rates for camping are $10 per night for primitive/dry camping, and $25 per night for hookup. Dumping station is located in the main section of the park near the dumpster and recycle area. Starting Jan. 1st, 2022, regular camping rates will apply for the New Years Weekend.
Each event, except the New Year's weekend one, falls on the 4th weekend of the month. While COVID remains an issue, all events will be held outdoors in the rear section. the Country Kitchen concession stand will open during season on Saturdays from 11 AM-3 PM, and Karin's Kitchen offers refreshments and eats during the summer season.
Bands and Show Dates ,Spring-fall 2022
Planning your bluegrass event calendar for the summer season? Here's Heartland'/Southwest's show schedule for the next few months!
Fiddlin' Steve & Friends
Gator Ridge Ramblers
Bear Hill Bluegrass
Pine Island Express
Highway 41 South
If & When
Heartland/Southwest is looking forward to seeing all of our seasonal and year-round friends in the bluegrass section in the rear of the park for great bluegrass on the 4th weekend of the month throughout the year. Due to the Covid concerns regarding distancing, we will not move to the rec hall in the front section this year, but will stay in the open air.
We are anticipating an exceptional year, with great entertainment, lots of jamming,
and our Saturday mornings will be a great asset with slow jam and instrument workshops being once again available. Be sure to bring your own chairs for the events in the back section of the park. Seating is provided for shows in the rec hall.
Bluegrass people are the best, and it is all of you that make Heartland so successful. Thank you, Heartland Members!
For more information: (941) 467-2051