Mass MoCA is continuing its trend of offering great music at reasonable prices with its announcement of the second annual Fresh Grass Festival. Fresh Grass is a bluegrass festival and will last three days from Sept. 21 to 23. The lineup features some bluegrass staples like David Grisman, and Trampled by Turtles (who are also set to preform at Bonnaroo this summer), as well as some newer artists.
Additionally, Mass MoCA is offering banjo workshops for those trying to learn how to play a little bluegrass themselves. If the weather is good, the festival will be held outdoors on one of MoCA’s many lawns. If it rains, the festival will move indoors to the Hunter Center.
“I went to Fresh Grass last year and it was an amazing experience,” said Keifer Gammel , Mass MoCA’s box office manager and an MCLA alumnus. “I had not really liked bluegrass before, but this festival really got me interested in it, so much that I began looking up bluegrass artists on my own. And of course the festival will feature good food and drinks,” Gammel added. “It wouldn’t be a Mass MoCA show with out it!”
Tickets go on sale April 11. If purchased between April 11-25, they cost $36 for general admission, and only $26 if you are a student. Tickets are available through Freshgrass.com or at the Mass MoCA box office, which can be reached at 413 662 2111.
◆David Grisman Bluegrass Experience
◆Trampled By Turtles
◆Carolina Chocolate Drops
◆Lonesome River Band
◆Joy Kills Sorrow
◆Cahalen & Eli
◆The Devil Makes Three
◆Spirit Family Reunion