FreshGrass Festival Announces Schedule of Bands

September 13th, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

The FreshGrass festival – three days and nights of bluegrass and Americana music – kicks off on Friday (September 16) at MASS MoCA in North Adams.

There are more than 50 bands – big stars and undiscovered gems – performing throughout the family-friendly fest on four different stages, as well as lots of unannounced “pop-up” concerts in the museum’s galleries and impromptu jams. There are luthier booths, workshops, films accompanied by live music, the FreshGrass Award contests (in band, duo, banjo, and fiddle categories), great food and lots more.

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Three-day, all-fest tickets are currently available for $99; $89 students; $46 children ages 7-16. Single day tickets are $39 for Friday; $60 each for Saturday and Sunday, with student and children discounts. Admission is free for children age 6 and under. Overnight camping is also available.

Here’s the schedule of band performances for the 2016 FreshGrass festival:

5:30pm: gates open
6pm: FreshScores featuring Stephane Wrembel and Darol Anger at the Hunter Center
7pm: Old Salt Union at Joe’s Field
8pm: Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen at Joe’s Field
9:05pm: Glen Hansard at Joe’s Field
10:30pm: The Devil Makes Three at the Hunter Center

10:30am: gates open
11am: FreshGrass Award Fiddle and Duo finalists at the Hunter Center
11:30am: Zoe & Cloyd at Courtyard D
11:30am: Ramblin Jug Stompers at Courtyard C
12:15pm: Twelve Mile at Courtyard D
12:45pm: Berklee bands at Joe’s Field
1:30pm: Rana Sanatacruz at Courtyard D
2:15pm: Darol Anger & Mr. Sun at Joe’s Field
2:30pm: FreshScores featuring Aoife O’Donovan and Stephane Wrembel at the Hunter Center
3:15pm: Sierra Hull at Courtyard D
4:15pm: Lau at Joe’s Field
5:15pm: Ruthie Foster at Courtyard D
6:15pm: The Grass’d Waltz: Alison Brown & Friends Play the Music of the Band at Joe’s Field
7:50pm: Aoife O’Donovan at Joe’s Field
9:10pm: Old Crow Medicine Show at Joe’s Field
10:30pm: The Infamous Stringdusters at the Hunter Center

10:30am: gates open
11am: FreshGrass Award Banjo and Band finalists (including the Blind Owl Band at the Hunter Center
11:30am: Parsonsfield at Courtyard D
12:15pm: John Reischman & the Jaybirds at Joe’s Field
1pm: Stephane Wrembel at Courtyard D
2pm: Alison Brown at Joe’s Field
2:30pm: Ramblin Jug Stompers in the Galleries
2:30pm: FreshScores featuring Parsonsfield at the Hunter Center
3pm: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver at Courtyard D
4pm: FreshGrass Award winners announced at Joe’s Field
4pm: Rosanne Cash at Joe’s Field
5:30pm: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder at Joe’s Field

FEST: FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA Adds New Bands
Bands (And More) Announced for FreshGrass @ MASS MoCA

FRESHGRASS @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, September 16-18
IRISH 2000 MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL @ Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa, September 16 & 17
PEARLPALOOZA @ North Pearl Street, Albany, September 17, FREE
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18, FREE
LARKFEST @ Lark Street, Albany, September 24, FREE
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR THE LAKE @ Charles Wood Park, Lake George, September 24 & 25