Thanks to Martin Laca for the Slovak bluegrass news:
From 13 to 15 January 2012 there was the 7th Winter Musical Camp that took place in the Cottage Kosodrevina under Chopok in the Low Tatras. As proof of the high level of activity, twenty-four bluegrass and country bands took part from Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Moravia, Netherlands, and USA.
These days, on 23 June we are expecting the 17th year of the first Slovak bluegrass festival, called Bluegrass Evening Fest, in Horná Poruba [see poster image]. The Bluegrass Festival will take place in Nová Dubnica on 25 Aug. 2012.
In Slovakia there are next three country festivals with bluegrass band participation. The international country festival Zámocké Country took place on 1-2 June 2012. The Country Fest Malá Mača will be held on 8-9 June 2012, and the 5th year of the Country Fest Rozmarín Terchová will take place on 3-4 Aug. 2012.