Festival Fever: Barnaby’s Bluegrass Blowout, 5/18-19/12

The third annual Barnaby’s Bluegrass Blowout blows into the Rockingham Hill Farm in Rockingham, Vermont, this weekend, promising two days of “new grass, groove grass, zoo grass and honky tonk.” Gates open for the two-day fest at 2pm today (Friday, May 18).

Tix are $30 for today only; $50 for Saturday only; or $65 for a two-day, all-fest pass. David Grisman Quintet violinist Joe Craven – who leads Saturday’s headlining band, the Joe Craven Trio – will also offer a “Making Music Your Way” workshop at 11:30am on Saturday. Workshop only tix are $10.

Here’s the schedule for the 2012 Barnaby’s Bluegrass Blowout:

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TODAY (Friday, May 18)
MAIN STAGE
6:30pm: Henry’s Rifle
7:15pm: Bow Thayer & Holy Plow
9pm: Jatoba
11pm: Floodwood (featuring Al Schnier and Vinnie Amico of moe.)
CRAZY TOWN STAGE
1:30am: Primate Fiasco

SATURDAY (May 19)
WORKSHOP
11:30am: “Making Music Your Way” with Joe Craven
MAIN STAGE
1:30pm: Shady Mountain Folk
2:45pm: The Blind Owl Band
4pm: Madison Violet
5:15pm: Gold Town
7pm: Primate Fiasco
8:45pm: Hot Day At The Zoo
11pm: The Joe Craven Trio
CRAZY TOWN STAGE
1:30am: Henry’s Rifle
2:30am: ???

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2012:

American Music Festival @ EMPAC at RPI & Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, 5/17-20/12
GottaGetGon @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, 5/25-27/12
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 5/31-6/1/12
Art on Lark @ Lark Street, Albany, 6/9/12, FREE
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
Scream It Like You Mean It @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park, 7/8/12
Shockwave Festival @ Northern Lights, Clifton Park, 7/20/12
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, 7/31/12
SAWFest Music Festival @ Salem Art Works, Salem, 8/18/12
FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/21-23/12

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