The LaFayette Hotel

101 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750

Clay and Samantha Hess are proud to present:

The 4th Annual Ohio Bluegrass Winter Weekend!

The OBWW is a Bluegrass Festival and Band Contest taking place on March 13th and 14th, 2020.

Starting in 2017 as the Burr Oak Bluegrass Weekend, the OBWW has quickly outgrown the state park lodge we were holding it in. Beginning in 2019, the historic Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta, Ohio became the new home for the festival.

Not only will bands will be playing shows each night of the festival, we will be hosting a band contest, bluegrass karaoke, and instrument workshops. After the shows come to a close, the music doesn’t have to stop - bring your instruments, jam all night and make new friends and great memories. Bring your family! Kids 12 and under are free.

Saturday morning there will be workshops for banjo, mandolin, guitar, and bass for anyone wanting to learn how to play an instrument or add to what they already know. (workshops are $25) 

Festival Schedule

Coming Soon


The Clay Hess Band

Heather and Tony Mabe

New County Grass

Kaufman Road

Instrument Raffle

Sponsored by Davis Banjos

A $3,000 value!

Tim Davis of Davis Banjos & Inlays built a banjo specifically for the 2019 OBWW festival. It will be raffled off on Saturday night.

Raffle tickets can be purchased from the online store or in-person.

Tim Davis is one of the finest banjo builders around. We are proud to have them as a sponsor!

Admission / Entry Fee