Photos from Back 40 Bluegrass Festival

This report from Back 40 Bluegrass is the first of what we hope will be many contributions from Bryan Dietz.

Back 40 Bluegrass Festival occurs twice a year, Memorial Day Weekend and the first weekend in August. Hosted by the Turnbull family, it is one of Missouri’s finest festivals. Darrell Turnbull puts together a top notch national lineup balanced with regional and local bands for a 4 day event that shows fans what true bluegrass is all about.

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About the Author

Bryan Dietz

Bryan Dietz has been photographing professionally since 1980 and in the past 10 years has been covering bluegrass festivals around the Midwest. Bryan and his wife Joanna also have a bluegrass band, Blue Steel Rail. Bryan's photographs can be seen in other Midwest publications as well and will eventually be posted on their website

  • Sandy Johnsotn

    The Back Forty Bluegrass Festival at Curryville Mo is a GREAT festival. The Turnbull family is all about “bluegrass and family” We are proud to call this family our dear friends! If you haven’t been to this festival, you should make plans to attend!! You will be glad you did. Wendell & Sandy Johnston. Maynard AR

  • Sandy Johnsotn

    Great pictures!!!