- September 16-18
- 2016 Festival Pass:
$99 3-day adult
$89 3-day student
$46 kids 7-16
Free for children 6 and under
- MASS MoCA
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.
Single Day Tickets On Sale Now
BUY 3-DAY FESTIVAL PASS
$99 3-DAY ADULT | $89 3-DAY STUDENT |$46 CHILD 7-16
$300 FRESHPASS SOLD OUT | Free for children 6 and under
BUY FRIDAY PASS
$39 FRIDAY PASS | $44 DAY OF FRIDAY | $29 FRIDAY STUDENT
$19 FRIDAY CHILD 7 to 16 | $100 FRIDAY SOLD OUT
BUY SATURDAY PASS
$60 SATURDAY PASS | $65 DAY OF SATURDAY | $50 SATURDAY STUDENT
$29 SATURDAY CHILD 7 to 16 | SATURDAY FRESHPASS SOLD OUT
BUY SUNDAY PASS
$60 SUNDAY PASS | $65 DAY OF SUNDAY | $50 SUNDAY STUDENT
$29 SUNDAY CHILD 7 to 16 | $100 SUNDAY FRESHPASS SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT: 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. Campsites are available at Camp Aggie.
Saturday + Sunday: 10:30am
Box Office and Will Call Hours
Friday: 12pm – 10:30pm
Saturday: 9:30am –10:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 7:30pm
Bag and Instrument drop-off in Courtyard A
Friday: 4pm – midnight
Saturday: 9:30am – midnight
Sunday: 9:30am – 8pm
Museum Gallery Hours
Sunday: 10:30am – 6pm
FreshGround and Parking Lot Shuttle Schedule
Friday: 4pm – midnight
Saturday: 10am – midnight
Sunday: 10am – 8pm
Shuttle picks up on Marshall Street, directly in front of MASS MoCA, and makes a loop to all stops.
Downtown North Adams is a five-minute walk from the FreshGrass stages at MASS MoCA, and offers a variety of locally-owned dining options, specialty retail stores, and lively pubs. Click here for our festival map of the downtown area and a parking & shuttle map.
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. 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 cast prizes to the contest winners. Finalists in the band, duo, banjo, and fiddle 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 $25,000, grand prize winners receive a performance spot at next year’s festival, recording sessions at Compass Records, and hand-crafted instruments from festival sponsors.
Stay tuned to freshgrass.com for the latest news—the music never stops at FreshGrass!