The Fresh Grass 2018 Festival
Three Days Of Bluegrass Music
By: Philip S. Kampe - 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 www.massmoca.org
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
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow
The Lonesome Days
Saturday, September 15th
Steep Canyon Rangers
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.