Welcome to Merrill, Oregon, home of the Lost River Bluegrass Festival!


The City of Merrill was founded in 1894 and still epitomizes the same small town charm of that era. A community of 845 people in south central Oregon located just 5.4 miles from the California border. Farming and agriculture related businesses are the primary economy sustaining industries of the area. The main street of Merrill is lined with quaint specialty shops where customers are still greeted on a first name basis and most transactions are still sealed with a handshake. This friendly, tight knit community is considered a modern day Mayberry, a place that is safe for your children to grow up and where neighbor still watches out for neighbor. Please come and enjoy the small town atmosphere for yourself! 

2020 Festival Dates:  Cancelled
2020 Band Line-Up

The Central Valley Boys

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One Button Suit

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North Country Blue

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Pleasant Valley Boys

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Mission Blue

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Red Dog Ash

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James Walters Jamboree

Stay tuned for band photo!

Stukel Mountain Stranglers

Sound Provided by

Grass Roots Sound Company

The Lost River Bluegrass Festival is hosted by the Lost River Arts and Cultural Alliance, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, PO Box 595, Keno, OR 97627.

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Photo by Gary Halvorson Oregon State Archives