FreshGrass Festival of Bluegrass and Art

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Country and Region United StatesMassachusetts
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
Festival Contact Information

Mailing address:
1040 MASS MoCA Way
Adams, MA 01247 USA

Physical address:
87 Marshall Street
Adams, MA 01247
Phone: +01 413-662-2111
Fax: +01 413-663-8548

Festival Description

MASS MoCA in North Adams is a central hub for visual and performing arts in the region. The latest production — FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival took place for the first time in September 2011. The festival performances will take place at locations within the MASS MoCA complex and feature a stellar lineup of bluegrass legends and exciting young bluegrass artists.

Festival Dates September 20 - 22, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Infamous Stringdusters
  • Sam Bush
  • Alison Brown
  • Leftover Salmon
  • The Del McCoury Band
  • Dr. Ralph Stanley
  • Noam Pikelny and Friends
  • Elephant Revival
  • The Lone Bellow
  • The Wood Brothers
  • Edgar Meyer and Mike Marshall
  • The Gibson Brothers
  • Jerry Douglas
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Darol Anger
  • Bill Evans
  • Dan Zanes
  • John Reischman and the Jaybirds
  • Mandolin Orange
  • Elizabeth Mitchell
  • and more…


Other Sources:

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  • David Grisman, Trampled By Turtles, and Carolina Chocolate Drops Headline September Bluegrass Festival at MASS MoCA, by Seth Rogovoy (The Rogovoy Report, March 27, 2012)
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Practical Info:

Camping 2013:
  • FreshGround
    • FreshGrass has teamed up with the City of North Adams to provide a camping site within easy walking distance of the festival (a 12-minute walk) and convenient to downtown merchants, bars, and restaurants. FreshGround is a basic, open-field tent site at the base of Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts’ highest peak. There will be concessions (well-priced, fresh-cooked fare including late night snacks to cure your post-show munchies and full breakfasts), porta-potties, drinking water, and pay-per-use showers.
    • Pitch your tent on FreshGround!
      $90 per tent plot
      4 people per site max
      1 medium-sized or 2 small tents permitted $120 per RV plot
    87 Marshall Street
    Adams, MA


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