Fresh Grass at Mass MoCa

band3Tanglewood, though fabulous, is not the only music festival in town. Mark your calendars for September 21-23 for the Fresh Grass Bluegrass Festival.

Fresh Grass is in its second year and because if its unique location at Mass MoCa it is able to be much more than just a music festival. There’s the music on multiple stages, but then there’s the exhibits (museum admission is included in your ticket), random pop-up
performances in non-stage areas, workshops for adults and kids, film screenings, moonshine slushies (you read that correctly), late night barn dances, and bands both traditional and hipster-inclined.

Explore links to all of the bands (plenty of videos) on the Mass MoCa website. The weekend’s bands include:

Trampled by Turtles

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Lonesome River Band

Leyla McCalla

Bill Evans

Mamie Minch

And many, many more. Fresh Grass even has its own website, which includes more information about workshops and other events.

For lodging, of course, we suggest Hampton Terrace. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a nap after you try one of those moonshine slushies…