Dear Winter Village Friends,
Here is the latest information on our January 2015 weekend events. Tickets sales and registration open on August 1, 2014. In the meantime, enjoy summer & stay cool! (Note that the remainder of the web site has not been updated from 2014 yet, so don’t be confused!)
Falling Waters Music Camp
January 9 – 11, 2015 @ La Tourelle Resort in Ithaca, NY
This year we will have some great teacher/ performers including Matt Glaser (bluegrass and swing fiddle, improvisation), Zan McLeod (guitar and bouzouki), Barry Mitterhoff (mandolin), and fiddle teachers Judy Hyman, Laurie Hart, & Hope Grietzer, with more to be announced soon. Join us for a fun weekend of learning, jamming, and a great Saturday evening show. (Note the name change, deemed necessary after some confusion last year between the bluegrass fest and the music camp. And we do have some waterfalls around here!)
Winter Village Bluegrass Festival
January 23 – 25, 2015 @ La Tourelle Resort in Ithaca, NY
This 5th anniversary festival will feature the renowned fiddler Darol Anger’s new band Mr. Sun with Tony Trischka joining them on the banjo. Other band members include Grant Gordy, Joe Walsh and former Ithacan Ethan Jodziewicz on bass. The remainder of the lineup will be announced during upcoming weeks and will feature some of our favorite artists from the past 5 years of great festival performances.
EXCELLENT SUMMER BLUEGRASS FESTIVALS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK
January is a long way off so here are some great New York festivals that you’ll want to check out.
FESTIVAL FEATURE: Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival
July 11 – 13
This marks the 11th year of the Busy Bird Bluegrass Festival, this year featuring The Deadly Gentlemen, NYCity Slickers, Jim Hurst, The Coloradas and Wood&Wire, Melanie and the Boys, Hilltoppers, Slewfoot, Mathews Family Tradition, Jersey Corn Pickers, Chad Darou and Stealing Time, Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads, Coaltown Rounders, Cannon Hole Rounders, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys as well as Gospel Way. Weekend passes are $40 and day rates are $15 on Friday and $20 on Saturday. The festival is close to Ithaca, in Berkshire, NY.
OTHER GREAT FESTIVALS TO BE FEATURED IN FUTURE ENEWS
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
July 17 – 20
This year’s lineup includes Nickel Creek, Del McCoury’s 75th Birthday Delebration, The Gibson Brothers, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, Keller Williams with The Travelin McCourys, Claire Lynch Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae, Balsam Range, The Deadly Gentlemen, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Brantling Bluegrass Festival
July 30 – August 2
This year’s ‘Music on the Mountain’ lineup includes THE LONESOME RIVER BAND, THE GRASCALS, NEWTOWN, REBECCA COLLEEN AND THE CHORE LADS PARIS TEXAS WITH BOBBY HENRIE, THE GRILLBILLIE BAND PROJECT, THE CADLEY’S, and many more, including the BRANTLING ALL STARS. www.brantlingbluegrass.com
Pickin’ in the Pasture
August 21 – 24
This year’s great lineup includes Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, the Lonesome River Band, Danny Paisley and Southern Grass, Dale Anne Bradley, the Spinney Brothers, and many more…..
Feel free to contact Festival Chief Rick Manning if you have any questions about the Music Camp or Bluegrass Festival weekends.