ATTENTION "BLUEGRASS/OLD-TIME" FESTIVAL PROMOTERS!

This page is here for you to list your upcoming festival. Please email your festival information to be posted on this page. Although CNYBA is familiar with many of these festivals, we do not have personal knowledge of all of them. Please check out any festival you plan to attend. Promoters, please check your listing for accuracy.

 

March 2 to 5, 2017
Winter Village Bluegrass Festival


La Tourelle Resort
1150 Danby Road, Ithaca, New York
Now in its 7th year, the Winter Village Music Festival continues to bring the best acts in music to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes. For accommodations at LaTourelle, call 607-273-2734 or 800-765-1492. For other information, and more accommodations, visit the website, or contact Rick Manning at 607-592-4647 or rick@wintervillagebluegrass.org. Featuring The Jeremy Kittel Trio, The Barefoot Movement, 10 String Symphony, Paris Texas and Too Blue


March 4, 2017
Penny Mid Winter Festival

11 am to 7 pm
Vestal American Legion (right behind Kohl's, off Vestal Parkway)
Gospel Way, Melanie and the Boys, Travelin' Foo Band, Cavage and Sudigala, Terry Patrick and the Busy Birds, Young Brothers, Slewfoot and Spare Parts; food available; 50/50s
Penny members $8; others $10
For more information, call Gene Clayton 607-748-6671


March 17 to 18, 2017
2nd Annual City of the Hills Bluegrass/Americana Festival

Foothills Performing Arts Center, 24 Market St., Oneonta, NY
Friday's events are free, in the Wright/Wilber National Atrium, with Yard Sale and Horseshoe Lounge Playboys
Tickets required for Saturday: The Honey Smugglers, The North the South Dakotas, Driftwood and The Gibson Brothers
Cowboy BBQ will be onsite providing delicous meals! 
For tickets or more information, go to www.foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/bluegrass-americana-festival/


March 31 to April 1, 2017
Weekend Bluegrass Jam Fest at Bonnie Castle Resort

Holland Street, Alexandria Bay, NY
Presented by the St. Lawrence Valley Bluegrass Association
All day jamming with old and new friends: free admission, everyone is welcome
Call Bonnie Castle for room reservations: 800-955-4511
For more info call Dick Bartlett at 315-658-2679
Note: there will be no stage show this year


May 20, 2017
Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association Train Ride and Bluegrass Festival
at the Depot in Remsen NY. More details to come. Go to www.mvbga.com


May 25 to 28, 2017
36th Annual Wind Gap Bluegrass Festival

Mountain View Park, Mountain Rd, Wind Gap, PA
Open Stage, Bluegrass Movies, Workshops, Jam Tent, Bluegrass Academy, Martin Guitar Company Trip, Bluegrass Academy
Featuring Danny Paisley, US Navy Band, Eddie & Martha Adcock, Little Roy & Lizzie, Valerie Smith, Zinc & Company, Feinberg Brothers, Mile Twelve, Mark Miklos, Mountain Highway, James Reams, Remington Ryde, Stained Grass Window, Grillbillie Project, Hub Hollow, Beartracks, Serene Green, The Zepp Family, AJ Lee, Louie Setzer, Bill & Maggie Anderson, Circa Blue, Dishonest Fiddlers and more. Go to www.windgapbluegrass.com/ for more information or call 973-584-2324


May 26 to 28, 2017
Wrench Wranch Wishes Annual Bluegrass Festival

Wrench Wranch, 123 Wrench Lane, Bainbridge NY
Featuring Moonshine Falls, Scott Eager and High Lonesome Sound, RJ Storm and Old School, Cedar Ridge, Warren County Ramblers, The Hilltoppers Bluegrass Band and much more. Friday night Country Dance and Spaghetti Dinner, Saturday Chicken BBQ, Sunday Pork Dinner, Open Air Market. Contact Anne Wrench at 607-639-1690 or Tonya Wrench at 607-226-5584; Find Wrench Wranch and Wrench Wranch Wishes on Facebook
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May 26 to 28, 2017
PENNY Country and Bluegrass Association's Memorial Day Weekend Festival

231 Ketchumville Rd., Berkshire, NY
Music workshops, parking lot picking, guitar raffle by Dave Nichols, food by Valley Smoke BBQ and Route 38 Cafe
The 34th annual PENNY Bluegrass Festival will be held in a new location this year. We are excited to work with the folks at Busy Bird Bluegrass who have offered the use of their festival grounds to us. Featuring Remington Ryde, The Hickory Project, R.J. Storm and Old School, Matthews Family Tradition, Slewfoot, Gospel Way, Spare Parts, Melanie and the Boys, Spare Change, The Young Brothers, Terry and Friends, Hot Wings and Cold Feet, and Doc Weismore
For more information, call Don at 570-934-2507, email: hardic@epix.net, or call Gene Clayton 607-748-6671 www.pennybluegrass.weebly.com/


June Note
Sadly, there will be no Bluegrass on the Green in Homer this year. We thank the Delaney Brothers and the folks that produced this wonderful show for 25 years. It was a highlight of the year for many Central New York Bluegrass fans.


June 1 to 4, 2017
10th Annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival

Lazy Brook Park, Route 6 and 92, Tunkhannock, PA
Free Camping with Weekend Ticket, Family Fun, 2 Stages, Workshops, Jam Tent, Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Children Activities, and much more
Featuring The Gibson Brothers, Nothin' Fancy, Goldwing Express, Remington Ryde, Leroy Troy, Little Roy and Lizzie, US Navy Band and more. For more information go to www.nepabluegrass.com


June 1 to 4, 2017
40th Annual Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival

42 Pierce Rd., Preston CT
Featuring Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Stockwell Brothers Band, Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing, The Gibson Brothers, SteelDrivers, Kruger Brothers, Gail Wade, Twisted Pine, South Carolina Broadcasters, Rhonda Vincent, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Daryle Singletary, Sideline, and many more!
While Strawberry Park offers over 50 on-site rental units and over 300 RV sites, they do tend to fill quickly for the festival. Book Early to insure the perfect spot for the weekend. You may want to take advantage of our free tent camping across from our entrance in the field. For more information, call 1 800 356 2460 or email: camp@strawberrypark.net
www.strawberrypark.net/destinations/connecticut/strawberry-park/40th-annual-strawberry-park-bluegrass-festival-2017/


June 1 to 3, 2017
St. Lawrence Valley Bluegrass, 27th Annual Bluegrass Festival

At the Historic Stone Mills Agricultural Museum, 30950 St. Hwy 180, LaFargeville, NY
Dry camping with weekend pass, workshops, guitar raffle, crafts, vendors, food, covered viewing. Gates open on Tuesday, Spaghetti Dinner Wednesday, May 31, at the American Legion, LaFargeville
Featuring Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, Beartracks, Louie Setzer, Dreamcatcher, Nitro Ride, Bob Stewart, Mark Miklos and more. For more information, go to www.thousandislandsbluegrass.com


June 2 to 4, 2017
The Adirondack Bluegrass League Annual Bluegrass Roundup

McConchie's Heritage Acres, Galway, NY
Live music donated by talented local bands, food available, bake sale, raffles 50/50, guitar raffle, for more information, go to www.adirondackbluegrassleague.com/core/abl-round-up


June 14 to 18, 2017
48th Annual Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Music Festival

Litchfield Fairgrounds 30 Plains Road, Litchfield, Maine
Some of the Greatest Bluegrass music you can see and hear at one of the largest family musical events in New England! The Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festivals has something for all ages and it takes place twice every year bringing thousands of Music lovers from all over the World to hear banjos, fiddles, and those high, lonesome harmonies which features many National and Local bands from all over the world. Featuring The Gibson Brothers, The Boxcars, Deer Creek Boys, Blue Mafia, The Little Roy and Lizzy Show, Bluegrass Diamonds, The Baker Family, Zink & Company, The Misty Mountaineers, Back Woods Road, Robinson's Bluegrass Gospel, and Blistered Fingers.There are accommodations for Buses, RV's, Campers, Tents, Day Attendees and 4 days of entertainment. Come early, relax and enjoy!  www.blisteredfingers.com/index.php/festivals/june



June 15-17, 2017
Smoked Country Jam Bluegrass Festival

Quiet Oaks Campground, Cross Fork, PA
A 3-day family-friendly event bringing together performers from all branches of the bluegrass tree. Whether the music is traditional or progressive, Americana, old time or Roots, all are shared on the stage with one another. The festival showcases the past, present and future of this American-made music. The event features a 3-day Lupus Auction benefiting The Lupus Foundation of PA. The festival is both 4-wheeler and pet friendly. Rustic camping is included with all full-festival tickets. Camping with hookups is an additional cost, run through Quiet Oaks Campground. There is a full schedule of bluegrass workshops, children's activities, a beautiful vendor midway, and the Pennsylvania Heritage Songwriting Contest. Featuring The Hillbilly Gypsies, Town Mountain, Lonely Heartstring Band, Mama Corn, Drymill Road, Jakob's Ferry Stragglers and many more. For more information, go to www.smokedcountryjam.com/


June 16 to 18, 2017
12th Annual Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival

Maple Ridge Center, 7421 East Road, Lowville, NY
Braylock and Redline, Gibson Brothers, Zink and Company, Boxcars, The Punches Family, Karl Shiflett and Big Country, Dreamcatcher, as well as host bands, the Atkinson Family and Lost Time. Free Rough Camping with weekend pass– Running water and showers on site! Go to www.tughillbluegrass.com for more information


June 20 to 25, 2017
The Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival

1 Fairground Road, Tunbridge, VT
Featuring: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Gibson Brothers, Dale Ann Bradley, Special Consensus, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, Rickey Wasson Band, David Davis & Warrior River Boys, Sideline, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Mile Twelve, Zink & Company, Marteka & William, Dreamcatcher, Katahdin Valley Boys, Michelle Canning Band, BigApple’achia, Robinson Gospel Sing, Clem Hawkins Revival, and your hosts the Seth Sawyer Band. Festival includes Late Night Sugar House Stage, Weston Stage, Artist Workshop Stage, Movie Theater, Bluegrass University, Pickin’ Place, Kid’s Academy, Kid’s Activities, Variety of Food Vendors, 24 Hour Field Pickin’! Advance tickets can be purchased at online at: www.eventbrite.com/e/jenny-brook-bluegrass-2017-tickets-26887343769#tickets. FMI: Contact Candi Sawyer 802-380-4106 or email candi@jennybrookbluegrass.com


July 5 to 9, 2017
Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival

169 Homan Lane, Centre Hall, PA Grange Park
Featuring Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers, Remington Ryde (host band), Flatt Lonesome, Nothin Fancy, Bluegrass Brothers, Goldwing Express, Hillbilly Gypsies, Spinney Brothers, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, Feller & Hill, Ralph Stanley II, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, Moron Brothers, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, Circa Blue, Special Consensus and more. Kids Program, workshops, on-site camping and nearby hotel lodging. 1500 RV Hookups 30amp and Water, Shower Houses, Public Restrooms; Billy Lee Cox will be preaching at the Sunday Morning Church Service. This is a true family event! Rain or Shine. www.remingtonryde.com 717-348-3537 or remingtonryde@yahoo.com


July 6 - 9, 2017
Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival

231 Ketchumville Rd, Berkshire NY
Rain or Shine, Shade Tents provided, handicapped accessible, bring a lawn chair, food concessions and vendors, workshops, kid friendly. Featuring Junior Sisk and Rambler's Choice, Sweetwater String Band, Flatt Lonesome, Bug Tussle, Colebrook Road, Honeybucket, Cold Chocolate, Man About a Horse, Mama Corn, Mathews Family Tradition, Slewfoot, Jersey Corn Pickers, Melanie and the Boys, Molly and the Badly Bent Bluegrass Boys, Gospel Way, The Dishonest Fiddlers, and more. For more information, go to www.busybirdbluegrass.com


July 6 to 9, 2017
23rd Annual Basin Bluegrass Festival

For GPS, use 1 Basin Rd, Brandon VT, and go to the end of the road
Bluegrass pickin’ and Vermont scenery just naturally go together. Lots of field pickin' and fun for the entire family. Featuring Canaans Land, Feinbert Brothers, Zink and Company, Will Clark and the Misty Mountaineers, Dave Nichols and Spare Change, Cedar Ridge, Seth Sawyer Band, Phat Burger Deluxe, LeBlanc Family Blugrass, Smokey Greene and Sons.

For more information, go to www.basinbluegrassfestival.com or call 802-247-3275. After July 3, call 802-236-1096. Email basinbluegrass@yahoo.com


July 13 to 16, 2017
The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

The Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Rd, Oak Hill NY
Grey Fox offers multiple stages and some of the best bluegrass and roots music around. Features a Bluegrass Academy for Kids, workshops, dancing, foods, crafts, and beginner jam sessions. On-site tent and RV camping is available as well as many hotels, B&B's and other local campgrounds in the area. Featuring The Dry Branch Fire Squad (host band), Del McCoury Band, Jerry Douglas Band, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Infamous Stringdisters, Steep Canyon Rangers, Gibson Brothers, Travelin' McCourys, Jeff Austin Band, Grateful Ball, The SteelDrivers, Sarah Jarosz, The O'Connor Ban, Balsam Range, Michael Daves, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Billy Strings, and more. For more information, go to www.greyfoxbluegrass.com/festival/


July 20 to 22, 2017
Danby Olde Country and Bluegrass

Powers' Field, 245 Tifft Road, Danby VT, on Route 7 North of Danby Village. Sponsored by the Green Mountain Climbers. Featuring Zink and Company, Beartracks, The Atkinson Family, Dreamcatcher, Smokey Greene, host band: Just Passin' Thru, and more!
Jamming, food concession, shelter tent (bring chair), craft vendors, onsite shuttle. For more information, go to www.danbyoldecountrybluegrassfestival.wordpress.com


July 27 to 30, 2017
9th Annual Brantling Blue Grass Festival

4015 Fish Farm Road, Sodus, NY
Workshops, camping, discount lodging, jamming. Featuring Trinity River Band, Kevin Prater Band, Jerry Butler, Remingon Ryde, Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads, Monrobilia, The Grillbillie Project, and more. For more information, go to www.brantlingbluegrass.com/


August 6, 2017
Bill Knowlton's 45th Annual Bluegrass Ramble Picnic

Dwyer Park, Little York, NY
10 am to 6 pm; Lineup to be announced. Free to all...plenty of back porch jamming!
Listen Sunday nights to Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Radio Show, 9 pm to 12 am WCNY-FM (91.3) Syracuse WUNY-FM, Utica (89.5) WJNY-FM (90.9) Watertown and Canada www.wcny.org
udmacon1@hotmail.com


August 18 to 20, 2017
15th Annual Hickory Fest: the Sue Cunningham Memorial Festival

Stoney Fork Creek Campground, 658 Stony Fork Creek Road, Wellsboro, PA
A fun filled weekend Of Acoustic And Roots Music to benefit The Sue Cunningham Memorial Music Scholarship and the Tioga Unit of the American Cancer Society!
This year's lineup to be announced soon. www.hickoryfest.com/index.php


August 23-27, 2017
49th Annual Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Music Festival

Litchfield Fairgrounds 30 Plains Road, Litchfield, Maine Some of the Greatest Bluegrass music you can see and hear at one of the largest family musical events in New England! The Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festivals has something for all ages and it takes place twice every year bringing thousands of Music lovers from all over the World to hear banjos, fiddles, and those high, lonesome harmonies. Featuring The Gibson Brothers, Dan Paisley and The Southern Grass, Nothin Fancy, David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition, The Bluegrass Brothers, Zink and Company, Salt & Light (Moore Family Band), The Zolla Boys, Phat Burger Deluxe, The Mason Zink Band, Robinson's Bluegrass Gospel, and Blistered Fingers.
There are accommodations for Buses, RV's, Campers, Tents, Day Attendees and 4 days of entertainment. Come early, relax and enjoy!  www.blisteredfingers.com/index.php/festivals/august

August 24 to 27, 2017
20th Annual Pickin' in the Pasture Bluegrass Festival

2515 Covert Rd, Lodi, NY
Featuring: Remington Ryde, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, Scotty Eager and The High Lonesome Sound, Mark Miklos, Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers, Circa Blue, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, Nothing Fancy, Josh Goforth, David Parmley and The Cardinal Tradition, and the host band, The Jesse Alexander Band. Sound by George's Pro Sound. Workshops, camp shuttle, free camping, vendors. Pickin' In The Pasture has the reputation for some of the best jamming in the northeast. Whether you are a seasoned player or a beginner, you'll find some great pickin'. 607-582-6363 www.pickininthepasture.com


 

 

More festivals will be added soon! Please email stevenscny@aol.com with information about any favorite festivals.


 

 


 

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