Backbone Bluegrass Festival

For 38 years, Backbone Bluegrass has been bringing the good ol' music to the Clayton County hillsides. Our festival ground is located just to the north of Backbone State park on 20 acres of old-growth campground. Showers and concessions can be found on-site and countless shade trees offer relaxing respite from the hot July weather.

Throughout the years there have been major names playing their hearts out, and every year we are gifted with the smaller family bands as well. In conjunction with Strawberry Jam Camp, the first act on our stage each year are the wonderful musicians who have spent the week practicing their instruments with our renowned musical instructors.

Ticket pricing for the festival are as follows;

  • Weekend Ticket, $45
  • Friday Ticket, $20
  • Saturday Ticket, $25
  • Saturday Night Ticket, $20
  • Sunday Ticket, $15

Festival Rules and Regulations

  • No weapons of any kind.
  • No keg beer or drugs of any kind.
  • Alcohol is allowed, BYOB. Please drink responsibly. 
  • Please use provided garbage storage facilities and keep your campsite clean. 
  • Pets are welcome, and waste must be removed immediately. Pets will remained confined or on a leash for the entirety of the festival. Please consider the weather before bringing your animal to the festival.
  • Please use consideration when smoking on the festival grounds and remove yourself from group settings. 


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