FreshGrass is a wonderland of traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum in the Berkshire mountains of northwestern Massachusetts. An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is family-friendly and brimming with the brightest talent not just on our four stages, but also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy fields.
This year’s lineup features guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists and trailblazers — artists you already know and love, along with new FreshGrass discoveries. You’ll also find music workshops offered in conjunction with the Berklee College of Music American Roots Program, contests, kids' activities, and great food.
MASS MoCA is one of the world’s premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. The museum’s vast galleries and multiplicity of stages — both inside and out — offer artists unprecedented opportunities to make and present large-scale sculpture, inventive theater, and big new musical ideas that will confound expectations
...and delight you.
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If you have a band — and original music in a fresh shade of bluegrass — we want to hear and reward it. Stay tuned here for an announcement about an exciting new competition with cash prizes totaling $10,000! Better yet, join our email list so you can be among the first to know the contest details.
Click here for more information about the FreshGrass Award.
The FreshGround tent site is a short walk from the festival and museum, convenient to downtown merchants, bars, and restaurants. This basic, open-field camping incudes concession food service, portable toilets, drinking water, and a self-monitored cell phone charging station. Call 413.662.2111 x1 for reservations or
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FreshGrass Festival Early-Bird Prices: Festival Pass ($68.00), Student ($58.00)
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT, SORRY NO REFUNDS.
Please note that the main concert field will accommodate all patrons, but some indoor venues are space-limited, first-come, first served. All clinics and workshops require advance reservations, and a special “workshop” ticket.
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We encourage you to call for availability and advanced reservations: many of the campsites and hotels sell out early. Don’t rely on websites, which are sometimes out of date, and which often do not take into account the entire room inventory.
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Our workshop program expands in 2013. This year’s festival will feature instrument intensives (BYOI—bring your own), industry seminars, and open-practice sessions throughout the weekend, led by Berklee College of Music’s American Roots Program students and faculty, as well as a few of our weekend performers.
MASS MoCA is located at 87 Marshall Street in North Adams, Massachusetts. The closest train station and airport with scheduled service are in Albany, New York, a little over an hour from North Adams.
Need more info? Call our box office during business hours at 413.662.2111 x1.