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FreshGrass | North Adams 2023


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  • September 22–24, 2023
  • $500 VIP FreshPass (Sold Out)
    $184 3-Day Adult ($199 Day of)
    $129 3-Day Student ($139 Day of)
    $64 3-Day Child 6-16 ($69 Day of)
    Free Kids 5 and under
    Single Day:
    $84 Friday ($99 Day of)
    $104 Saturday ($109 Day of)
    $84 Sunday ($89 Day of)

Ready to do it all again? Purchase tickets to FreshGrass: North Adams 2024 here.

Set against the foothills of the beautiful Berkshire mountains FreshGrass | North Adams is a family-friendly festival with the best in bluegrass and roots music filling the fields, courtyards, and galleries of MASS MoCA—the largest contemporary art museum in the country (gallery admission included with all tickets!). Along with world premieres, emerging artist competitions, farm-fresh food, local brews, and pop-up jam sessions, this is three days of festival magic produced in partnership by MASS MoCA, the FreshGrass Foundation, and No Depression.

Learn more about FreshGrass | North Adams at freshgrass.com

The FreshGrass North Adams 2023 lineup is here featuring Dropkick Murphys (Acoustic) — playing songs from their two albums with the lyrics of Woody Guthrie — plus acoustic arrangements of all your DKM favorites — Lukas Nelson + POTR, Sierra Ferrell, Rhiannon Giddens, The Devil Makes Three, Aoife O’Donovan premiering a FreshGrass Composition Commission, Allison Russell, Mighty Poplar featuring Noam Pikelny, Andrew Marlin, Chris Eldridge & Greg Garrison, and so many more!

Friday, September 22: 5pm Gates Open; 6pm FreshGrass Commissions: Mr Sun - Mr. Sun Plays Ellington Plays Tchaikovsky, Hunter Center; 6:15pm Becky Buller Band, No Depression Stage; 7:10pm The Wildmans, Joe’s Field; 8pm Allison Russell, Joe’s Field; 9:15pm Sierra Ferrell, Joe’s Field; 10:35pm The Devil Makes Three, No Depression Stage Saturday, September 23: 10am Gates Open; 11am The Black Legacy Project, No Depression Stage; 12pm Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves, Joe’s Field; 12:50pm Sunny War, No Depression Stage; 1:40pm CJ Field, Joe’s Field; 2:40pm Son Rompe Pera, No Depression Stage; 3:30pm AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Joe’s Field; 4:15pm FreshGrass Commissions: Aoife O'Donovan, Hunter Center; 4:30pm Bombino, No Depression Stage; 5:30pm Sam Grisman Project, Joe’s Field; 6:30pm Alison Brown, No Depression Stage; 7:30pm Arkansauce, Joe’s Field; 8:50pm Dropkick Murphys (Acoustic), Joe’s Field; 10:30 Mountain Grass Unit, No Depression Stage Sunday, September 24: 10am Gates Open; 10:45am Tornado Musical, No Depression Stage; 11:30am Melissa Carper, Joe’s Field; 12:20pm Hank Wonder, No Depression Stage; 1:05pm The Sensational Barnes Brothers, Joe’s Field; 1:55pm Buffalo Nichols, No Depression Stage; 2:15pm FreshScores: Silent Film with Live Music featuring Melissa Carper, Michael Daves, and Kaia Kater, Hunter Center; 2:45pm Mighty Poplar, Joe’s Field; 3:45pm Rhiannon Giddens, No Depression Stage; 5pm Lukas Nelson + Promise of the Real, Joe’s Field

By purchasing a ticket to join MASS MoCA’s visitors, staff, and artists on the museum campus, you agree to treat your fellow guests with respect and follow our Courtesy Code, detailed here. For the safety of all, please note that the following items are prohibited at FreshGrass | North Adams:

    • Weapons of Any Kind
    • Outside Food & Beverages
      Except for Those with Medical Needs or Infants
    • Flammable Materials
      Including Lighters
    • Glass Containers
    • Coolers
    • Pets
      Except Service Animals
    • Aerosol Cans
    • Professional Cameras & Recording Devices
      Unless Authorized
    • Drones
      Unless Authorized
    • Poles & Tripods
      Unless Authorized
    • Laser Pointers & Glow Sticks
    • Sports Equipment
    • Skateboards, Roller Skates, Bicycles
    • Mechanized vehicles
      Except Accessibility Related

Prohibited items cannot be admitted or checked. Please leave these items at home or in your locked vehicle. For questions, please contact boxoffice@massmoca.org.

More about FreshGrass North Adams
Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. Concerts held rain or shine. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists, and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”The FreshGrass Award celebrates new talent, with cash prizes to the contest winners. Finalists in the band, banjo, fiddle, and guitar categories perform for a panel of industry professionals on Saturday and Sunday of the festival, with winners announced on Sunday afternoon. Open to all festival-goers, the contest showcases the future of bluegrass and roots music when the bands play original and traditional tunes. With prizes totaling $20,000, grand prize winners receive a performance spot at next year’s festival, recording sessions at Compass Records, and handcrafted instruments from festival sponsors.

FreshGround is a tent-camping field within easy walking distance (.7 miles; 12 minutes) of the festival, convenient to downtown merchants, bars, and restaurants. A shuttle bus runs continuously to the festival from the campsite. Camping is on sale now.

Stay tuned to freshgrass.com for the latest news—the music never stops at FreshGrass!

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FreshGrass | North Adams is proud to partner with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every ticket sold. Learn more about FreshGrass Foundations Sustainability Pledge here.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Hanggai will no longer perform at FreshGrass | North Adams 2023. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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