Bearsville Bluegrass Festival

When

Sun, May 26, 2024    
12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Where

Bearsville Theater
291 Tinker St, Woodstock, New York

Event Type

Join us for an unforgettable experience filled with the soul-stirring rhythms of roots music and the toe-tapping melodies of bluegrass. It’s the perfect way to honor our heroes while immersing yourself in the beauty of nature and the thrill of live music. Don’t miss out on this epic weekend in the park!
*FANTASTIC LINE UP OF LIVE BLUEGRASS MUSIC
*DELICIOUS SEASONAL HOME-COOKED FOOD
*HANDCRAFTED DRINKS & COCKTAILS
*INSIGHTFUL HISTORY TOURS
* NATURE TRAILS WITH OUR OUTDOOR EXPERT
* FREE KIDS ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT
We have ample cozy seating on luxurious outdoor sofas, complete with sun umbrellas for your comfort. And reserved pagoda seating areas with good stage views. Whether you’re young or young at heart, there are lawn games galore for everyone to enjoy. Plus, we’ve planned special activities and entertainment specifically for the kids. And if you’re craving a serene escape, don’t miss the chance to relax by the tranquil Sawkill Creek.
Lawn chairs and picnic blankets are welcome.
Join Dave Holden as he leads guided Nature Trails through the park, sharing his expertise and passion for the great outdoors. It’s a day packed with fun and exploration for the whole family!
LIVE MUSIC FROM 1-6PM with:
Austin Scelzo and On The Trail
On the Trail is a modern acoustic band that explores everything from bluegrass to contemporary pop, from stunning instrumentals to beautiful traditional harmony songs. The group was founded through their love of bluegrass and the band the Punch Brothers. They have already gained recognition and praise for their exploration and strong execution of the challenging music, as well as for their new original music. Most recently, On the Trail had the honor of winning the 2022 Thomas Point Beach Band Competition after participating in 2021’s Telefunken Battle of the Bands at the Podunk BluegrassFestival.
Catskill Mountain String Band
Local musicians Brandon Whightsel, Andy Bingand Bruno Bruzzese sing bluegrass and old time country songs and perform fiddletunes and instrumental numbers on banjo, guitar, fiddle and dobro. Sometimes bass player Geoff Harden joins into make it a quartet.
As a trio or a quartet, this is a band that displays talent in several singing styles and on a variety of instruments. Bruno and Andy are multi-instrumentalists and add to the variety of the show by switching instruments to fit the style of each song. Bruno, Andy and Geoff have known each other and crossed musical paths in the Catskill area since the 1980s and are individually rooted in styles that compliment each other’s playing and make the band more than the sum of its parts.
Grass Valley Band
Grass Valley is an all-new group of some of the Hudson Valley’s premier bluegrass musicians. Formed in early 2024, lead guitarist and vocalist David Chernack convened Grass Valley to showcase some of the region’s best vocalists and instrumentalists to form a group that embodies the Hudson Valley’s bluegrass sound. Grass Valley leans on its group’s technical mastery to perform modern bluegrass hits by Alison Krauss, Dan Tyminski, and Billy Strings, while also bringing sharp and dynamic instrumental prowess to the stage with classic fiddle tunes. Grass Valley features Joan Harrison on banjo(Too Blue), Alison Krayer on mandolin, Chelsea Needham on fiddle (StrawberryWine, the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers), and Jim Sullivan on bass (New Breaks, TheNew Drifters).
All three bands are active in the bluegrass community, playing festivals, cultivating the roots music tradition of the Catskills, and helping to grow its branches. The Bearsville Mini-Fest comes just six weeks before the world famous Grey Fox Festival one hour north. Come and wet your whistle on our Catskills Roots!
Sun, May 26th. 12 – 6pm
Gates open 12pm
ADV. GA TICKETS: $20 – $35
GA DAY OF SHOW: $25 – $40
FREE for Ages 12 and Under
RESERVED PAGODA SEATING AREA FOR SIX: $240
Maximum 6 person seating at our Pagoda Covered Seating Area with good views near front of stage.
Early Bird Season Ticket: 6 Festivals for the price of 5 + A FREE BEARSVILLE FESTIVAL T-SHIRT.
One Adult Season Ticket Admission: $100
Two Adult Season Ticket Admission: $175
ONLINE OFFER ONLY. And only available until 26th May 2024.
The Bearsville Bluegrass Festival and each different festival is just one in our series of SUMMER FESTIVALS AT BEARSVILLE PARK: an exceptional line up of festivals coming to Bearsville in 2024.