FreshGrass Festival

FreshGrass Festival
1040 Mass MoCA Way
413-662-2111

FreshGrass is a wonderland of traditional and cutting edge bluegrass and roots music, tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum in the Berkshire mountains of northwestern Massachusetts. An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is family-friendly and brimming with the brightest talent not just on our four stages, but also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy fields.

MASS MoCA is one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. The museum's vast galleries and multiplicity of stages — both inside and out — offer artists unprecedented opportunities to make and present large-scale sculpture, inventive theater, roots music writers, ‌and big new musical ideas that will confound expectations…and delight you.

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FreshGrass Festival 2019

FreshGrass is a wonderland of traditional and cutting edge bluegrass and roots music, tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum in the Berkshire mountains of northwestern Massachusetts. An opportunity for…

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FreshGrass Festival First Lineup Announce 2019

Greensky Bluegrass, Andrew Bird, Mavis Staples, Kronos Quartet’s Music for Change: Pete Seeger @ 100, Tinariwen, Steep Canyon Rangers, The Travelin’ McCourys, Jade Bird, Aoife O’Donovan, and Alison Brown Lead First Wave of 2019…

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FreshGrass Festival 2018

A three-day bluegrass festival with a great lineup, workshops with pros, a band contest, slushies and late night hoe-downs in an amazing venue.Schedule of EventsSeptember 14, 2018Trampled By TurtlesYonder Mountain String BandDella MaeThe Whiskey…

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FreshGrass Festival 2017

Schedule Of Events September 15, 2017 Railroad Earth Sarah Jarosz The Lil' Smokies The Brothers Comatose The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow The Last Revel September 16, 2017 Brandi Carlile The Wood Brothers Crooked Still Red Baraat Son…

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Brandi Carlile Leads First Wave of 2017 Fresh Grass Festival Lineup

Brandi Carlile, Railroad Earth, The Del McCoury Band with special guest David Grisman, Del & Dawg, Bill Frisell, The Wood Brothers and Alison Brown Lead First Wave of 2017 FreshGrass Festival Lineup No Depression debuts the Singer-Songwriter…

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Lau, Sierra Hull Lead Wave Of Second Lineup Announcement For FreshGrasss Festival

NORTH ADAMS, MA---FreshGrass, MASS MoCA’s 3-day bluegrass and roots music festival, announces additional bands for its annual September festival. UK experimental folk group Lau, mandolin virtuoso Sierra Hull, Texas blues and roots sensation Ruthie…

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FreshGrass Festival 2015

ScheduleSeptember 18, 20155pm : Gates Open6pm : FreshScores with Alison Brown + Mamie Minch 7pm : Twisted Pine8pm : Flatt Lonesome9:05pm : Punch Brothers10:30pm : HoundmouthSeptember 19, 201510:30am : Gates Open11:30am : FreshGrass Duo, Banjo, and…

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FreshGrass Festival 2014

ScheduleSeptember 19, 20145:30pm - Building 10 - Gates open7:00pm - Courtyard D - Michael Daves and Tony Trischka8:00pm - Courtyard D - Aoife O'Donovan9:05pm - Courtyard D - The Carolina Chocolate Drops10:30pm - Hunter Center - The DuhksSeptember…

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FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival 2013

ScheduleFriday6:30 - Courtyard D - The Wandering RocksInfrared imaging of The Wandering Rocks reveals traces of Dublin cobblestone, Santa Cruz silica, Appalachian gneiss, and riverbed sediment from the Allegheny, the Ohio and the Monongahela, as…

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FreshGrass Bluegrass Festival 2012

Schedule:Friday, September 21, 2012:6:30 pm: The Porchlight Sessions premiereSaturday, September 22, 2012:1:30 pm: Old-Time Kozmik Trio2:30 pm: Cahalen Morrison and Eli West3:30 pm: Joy Kills Sorrow4:45 pm: Alison Brown6:00 pm: Tony RiceSunday,…

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