Bands Announced for FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA

February 26th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg
Chris Thile

Chris Thile of the Punch Brothers

Photograph by Rudy Lu

FreshGrass – the bluegrass and beyond festival – returns to MASS MoCA for a fifth year for three days this fall. From Friday-Sunday, September 18-20, there will be banjos, mandolins and more echoing off the walls and through the fields of the North Adams gallery complex.

Three-day, all-fest tickets are currently available priced at $93; $83 students; $46 children age 7-16.

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And now the FreshGrass folks have unveiled the first round of band announcements for the 2015 festival. Led by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile, the Punch Brothers will roll onto Joe’s Field as one of the fest headliners in support of their brand new album, The Phosphorescent Blues.

Here’s the round-up of bands confirmed so far for FreshGrass:

Punch Brothers
Leftover Salmon
Jerry Douglas presents Earls of Leicester
I’m With Her (featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan)
Alison Brown
Peter Rowan
The Lost Bayou Ramblers
Mr. Sun
Flatt Lonesome
Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Twisted Pine
Quiles & Cloud

Stay tuned for more FreshGrass band announcements soon…

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FESTIVALS FOR 2015:
Bridge Jazz Fest @ Troy Savings Bank Music Hall & College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, Troy & Albany, 2/27&28/15
Country Con 2015 @ the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany, 2/28 & 3/1/15
Mountain Jam @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/4-7/15
A Taste of Country Music Festival @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, 6/12-14/15
Solid Sound @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 6/26-28/15
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival @ Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, 7/16-19/15
FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, 9/18-20/15