The Fresh Grass 2018 Festival

Three Days Of Bluegrass Music

By: - Aug 17, 2018

MASS MoCA hosts the 2018 version of the Fresh Grass Festival September 14-16.

The hands-on festival is an introduction to family-friendly music in an artistic environment. There are musicians in the hallways, in tgalleries, as well as in the courtyard and on four stages.

The largest stage is on Joe’s Field, an area the size of a football field. Bringing a lawn chair and setting up your own space is essential, unless, you love roaming through all of the venues.

Tickets can be bought online at
3 day Festival Adult Pass     $119
3 day Festival Student Pass  $99
3 day Festival Child (7-16)   $46

Highlights of the 2018 Fresh Grass Festival:

Friday, September 14th
Trampled By Turtles
Yonder Mountain String Band
Della Mae
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
The Lonesome Days

Saturday, September 15th
Indigo Girls
Flogging Molly
Bella Fleck
Steep Canyon Rangers
Emily Keener

Sunday, September 16th
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
I’m With Her
Ramblin Jug Stompers
Keith Little & Molly Tuttle

Ongoing musical events:
Berklee American Roots Music Program
The Fresh Grass Competition
Workshops with Bella Fleck and Altan
Band in a Box with The Mammels
Fresh Scores: Live Music/Silent Film
Workshops with Bruce Molsky and Darol Anger, Happy and Adam Traum

The Fresh Grass Festival supports musicians with the Fresh Grass and No Depression Awards, which celebrate and award emerging artists who offer a new look and sound of traditional roots and bluegrass music. Monetary prizes plus new instruments and studio time are for the taking.