Stage 5 at the Walnut Valley Festival
|Location(s)||Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, Kansas, United States|
|Founded by||Russell Brace and friends|
|Stage 5 website|
Set up in the Pecan Grove campground, the informal stage began in 1987 when camper Russell Brace and friends built it on the back of a flatbed truck. The stage is so-named because the festival proper has four main stages.
The stage was immediately popular and is now a cherished tradition at the annual event.
Audiences at Stage 5 can usually expect to hear typical acoustic string instruments. However, many musicians, while there, part from traditional bluegrass styles and emphasize a looser, more rock-oriented interpretation of roots music.