FEST: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival Announces First Round of Bands

February 14th, 2018, 11:00 am by Greg
The Del McCoury Band

The Del McCoury Band

Photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

It’s without a doubt one of the northeast’s most prestigious bluegrass fests, and the annual Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has announced another stellar line-up of great music for 2018.

The four-day fest runs from Thursday-Sunday, July 19-22 at Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, just about 30 miles southwest of Albany. The fest features more than 40 bands on six stages, as well as workshops, an Emerging Artist Showcase, dancing, children’s performers, the Bluegrass Academy for Kids, camping, jamming, food, crafts and a guaranteed all-around good time.

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Among the many featured performers at this summer’s fest are dobro master Jerry Douglas, the Del McCoury Band, Dailey & Vincent, the Wood Brothers, Molly Tuttle, Billy Strings, the Sam Bush Band, Della Mae, Hot Rize, Sierra Hull, the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and a whole lot more.

Four-day, full-festival tickets (including camping) are currently available for $210; and single day tickets for Thursday-Saturday are currently priced at $75 per day. Kids 12 and under are free.

Here’s the daily line-up of bands for the 2018 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival that have been announced so far. More to come:

THURSDAY, JULY 19
Dry Branch Fire Squad (host band)
Billy Strings (artist in residence)
Dailey & Vincent
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
Flatt Lonesome
Front Country
The Hillbenders
Fireside Collective
Rapidgrass
Lindsay Lou
Beg, Steal or Borrow
Dirty Grass Players
Cane Mill Road
Quickstep

FRIDAY, JULY 20
Dry Branch Fire Squad (host band)
Billy Strings (artist in residence)
The Del McCoury Band
Hot Rize 40th Anniversary Celebration
Jerry Douglas
The Wood Brothers
Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers
Molly Tuttle
Songs From the Road Band
Fireside Collective
Mile Twelve
Mountain Ride
Mark Lavengood Band
Kaia Kater
Quickstep

SATURDAY, JULY 21
Dry Branch Fire Squad (host band)
Billy Strings (artist in residence)
Sam Bush Band
Della Mae
Sierra Hull
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Lonely Heartstring Band
Joe Newberry & April Verch
The Ginny Mules
Horseshoes & Hand Grenades
Kaia Kater
Meadow Mountain
Quickstep

SUNDAY, JULY 22
Dry Branch Fire Squad (host band)
Country Current

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ADDITIONAL UPCOMING 2018 FESTIVALS
HUDSON JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Hudson Hall, Hudson, February 16-18
A TASTE OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 8-10
MOUNTAIN JAM @ Hunter Mountain, Hunter, June 15-17
CLEARWATER’S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL @ Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, June 16 & 17
OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE, Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, June 22-24
FREIHOFER’S SARATOGA JAZZ FESTIVAL @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, June 23 & 24
COUNTRYFEST @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs

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