FreshGrass Festival Announces Line-Up of Bands

March 18th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg

MASS MoCA in North Adams will host the fourth annual FreshGrass Festival Friday-Sunday, September 19-21 with some of the finest pickers and singers in the world of bluegrass and beyond.

The FreshGrass Award, a music contest judged by industry professionals and featuring $15,000 in cash prizes and recording time at Compass Records’ studio in Nashville for the winner, expands this year to include separate categories for bands, duos and solo banjo. FreshGrass Award winners will also earn a main-stage slot at the 2015 festival.

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Early-bird festival passes are now available for $87; $77 for students; $43 for kids 7-16; FREE for children 6 and under.

Here’s the line-up of newly announced performers for FreshGrass 2014:

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Sam Bush
The Gibson Brothers
David Grisman
The Claire Lynch Band
Railroad Earth
Rodney Crowell
The Infamous Stringdusters
Alison Brown
Aoife D’Donovan
Sam Amidon
Valerie June
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
Liam O Maonlai
Darol Anger
Martha Redbone Roots Project
Cricket Tell the Weather

with more acts to be announced soon…

MOVE Music Festival @ various locations, Albany, 4/25-27/14
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/5-8/14
The Old Songs Festival @ Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 6/27-29/14
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival @ Saratoga Performing Arts Festival, Saratoga Springs, 6/28&29/14
WGNA’s CountryFest 2014 @ Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, Schaghticoke, 7/13/14
FreshGrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/19-21/14