FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival: 2013
09/20/2013 - 09/22/2013 


FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival 2013
Starts Friday, Sept 20th - Sunday, Sept. 22th, 2013
MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

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Line-up: The Infamous Stringdusters, Alison Brown, Sam Bush, The Del McCoury Band, Leftover Salmon, Dr. Ralph Stanley & the Clinch, Noam Pikelny & Friends, The Lone Bellow, The Wood Brothers, Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall, Elephant Revival, Jerry Douglas, Lake Street Dive, Darol Anger, The Gibson Brothers, Dan Zanes, John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Mandolin Orange, Bill Evans, Elizabeth Mitchell, Sarah Jarosz, Greensky Bluegrass and... Check back!


FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum, all set amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Berkshire mountains of northwestern Massachusetts. 

An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on our four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field. FreshGrass is becoming more than a festival: join us as we build a new hub for the bluegrass community, honoring the American tradition while also propelling the genre forward. 

We’ll start the music early in Courtyard C, moving to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continuing until past your bedtime with wild and wooly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers–artists you already know and love along with new FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. You’ll also find instrument-specific workshops and industry seminars offered in conjunction with Berklee College of Music and its American Roots Program, and with some of our special featured guest musicians. And new this year: The FreshGrass Award is over $10,000 in cash prizes awarded for fresh takes on bluegrass music.

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