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FreshGrass Festival 2022

Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, Tanya Tucker, and many more!

  • Music

  • September 23-25, 2022
  • $189 3-Day Adult
    $129 3-Day Student
    $59 3-Day Child 6-16
    $89 Friday
    $79 Friday Student
    $29 Friday Child 6-16
    $89 Saturday
    $69 Saturday Student
    $30 Saturday Child 6-16
    $79 Sunday
    $59 Sunday Student
    $25 Sunday Child 6-16

An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field, produced in partnership by MASS MoCA, the FreshGrass Foundation, and No Depression.

Information about FreshGround camping.

Learn more about FreshGrass | North Adams at freshgrass.com

The FreshGrass North Adams 2022 lineup is here featuring Gary Clark Jr., Old Crow Medicine Show, Tanya Tucker, Trampled by Turtles, The Del McCoury Band, Yola, Taj Mahal, The Jerry Douglas Band, Aoife O’Donovan, and many more!

FreshGrass Schedule: Friday, September 23 10am Museum opens 5pm Gates open 6pm freshgrass commission: the bluegrass concertos feat. Jerry Douglas, Sierra Hull, & Corner House (corner house was co-commissioned by the berklee american roots music program) Hunter Center 6:15pm Billy keane No Depression Stage 7pm Never Come Down (freshgrass ‘21 band winners) Joe’s Field 7:55pm miko marks Joe’s Field 9:30pm Old crow medicine show Joe’s Field 10:45pm Trampled by Turtles No Depression Stage (Schedule subject to change. Rain or shine.)

Saturday, September 24 10:45am gates open 11am museum opens 11am FRESHGRASS AWARDs: band & banjo Hunter Center 11am willi carlile No Depression Stage 12:30pm California Bluegrass Reunion feat. darol anger, john reischman, bill evans, jim nunally, sharon gilchrist, & chad manning No Depression Stage 1:30pm willie watson Joe’s Field 2pm alison brown Hunter Center 2:30pm Misty Blues No Depression Stage 3:15pm aoife O’donovan Joe’s Field 4:15pm sierra ferrell No Depression Stage 4:45pm black legacy project Hunter Center 5:15pm Skip Marley Joe’s Field 6:15pm The Jerry Douglas Band No Depression Stag 7:15pm The del Mccoury Band Joe’s Field 9pm gary clark Jr. Joe’s Field 10:30pm The lil smokies No Depression Stage FreshGrass Award Finalists: Band muddy souls the wildmans MAX SCHWARTZ band banjo g. rockwell MAX SCHWARTZ NIKOLAI MARGULIS (Schedule subject to change. Rain or shine.)

Sunday, September 25: 10:45am gates open 11am museum opens 11am FRESHGRASS AWARDs: fiddle & guitar Hunter Center 11am The house of songs feat. Willi Carlisle, Bonnie Montgomery, Shannon Wurst, Billy Keane, Simi Stone, & Lisa Bastoni No Depression Stage 11:45am luca Ciarla Joe’s Field 12:30pm sierra hull No Depression Stage 1:15pm thee sacred souls Joe’s Field 2pm freshscores feat. Luca ciarla, The Hawtplates, & Mesafa Hunter Center 2:15pm taj mahal No Depression Stage 3:15pm yola Joe’s Field 4:45pm award winners announced! Joe’s Field 5pm Tanya tucker Joe’s Field FreshGrass Award Finalists: fiddle sam stage MINNIE JORDAN CAMILLE VOGELY-HOWES guitar NICK WEITZENFELD ALEX RUBIN ALEX FORMENT (Schedule subject to change. Rain or shine.)

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.

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