The third annual FreshGrass festival takes place at MASS MoCA in North Adams from Friday-Sunday, September 20-22, and it’s bigger and better than ever this year. The fest has expanded to include three different performance areas (including the grasssy Joe’s Field) and will feature over 25 bands, almost double the performance slate from last year.
The line-up includes veteran bluegrass greats (Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, the Del McCoury Band), adventurous newcomers (the Lone Bellow, Greensky Bluegrass), homegrown Nippertown talent (reigning International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainers of the Year the Gibson Brothers) and even children’s music (Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell).
Festival passes are available for $78; $68 students; $38 kids ages 7-16; free children age 6 and under. Friday-only tickets are $28; $18 students; $8 kids ages 7-16. Saturday-only and Sunday-only tickets are $38; $28 students; $18 kids ages 7-16.
The FreshGrass folks have now announced the schedule of performances for the fest, as well as a number of free workshops that will also take place during the fest. Here’s the current performance and workshop schedule: