Festival Fever: FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, 9/21-23/12

`Fresh Grass @ MASS MoCA

Following the success of last year’s inaugural festival, the FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival returns to MASS MoCA in North Adams in September. Expanding to three days, the fest will run from Friday-Sunday, September 21-23.

Among the bands slated to perform at the fest are:

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David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Trampled By Turtles
Lonesome River Band
Joy Kills Sorrow
Cahalen & Eli
Leyla McCalla
The Old-Tyme Kozmick Trio
Alison Brown
Infamous Stringdusters
Spirit Family Reunion
Devil Makes Three

In addition to nonstop music, fest events include a banjo workshop with Alison Brown, events for kids, local food and drink, plus admission to MASS MoCA’s sprawling art-filled galleries where festival-goers will enjoy pop-up concerts, in addition to the best of contemporary art.

Tickets for FreshGrass go on sale on Wednesday (April 11), with a two-week “early bird” discounted price on festival passes of just $36. Festival passes for students are just $26.

Beginning on Thursday, April 26, festival passes will cost $46; students $26; kids 6-16 $16; and free for children under 6. Day passes for Saturday or Sunday are $25; students $15; kids 6-16 $5; and free for children under 6. Festival passes and day passes include gallery admission.

After April 25, festival passes will cost $46 for adults, $26 for students, $16 for kids 6-16, and free for children under 6. Day passes for Saturday or Sunday only are $25 for adults, $15 for students, $5 for kids 6-16 and free for children under 6. Festival passes and day passes include gallery admission.

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:

MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/21/12
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 5/31-6/1/12
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/22-24/12
Friehofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 6/30-7/1/12
CountryFest @ the Times Union Center, Albany, 7/7/12
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/31/12

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