Trampled by Turtles, Yonder Mountain String Band, Indigo Girls, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, and Rhiannon Giddens are among the acts that will perform at the eighth annual FreshGrass. Slated for September 14th through 16th, the festival will once again take place at Mass MoCA in North Adams, MA.
Others artists on the bill include the Steep Canyon Rangers, Alison Brown, Altan, Della Mae, Keith Little & Molly Tuttle, The Mammals, and Pluckin’: A Bluegrass Tribute to the Grateful Dead. More artists will be added to the lineup in the coming months.
In addition to the music, FreshGrass will also find a number of musicians vying for awards as part of the festival’s annual competition. A panel of judges led by Alison Brown will give out honors to bands, banjo players, fiddlers and singer-songwriters, who will be judged on the basis of skills, stage presence and proficiency in the tradition. Five finalists in each category will be invited to compete in head-to-head performances during the event.
Tickets for FreshGrass are now on sale via the festival’s website.