Now in its 4th year, the Winter Village Bluegrass Festival continues to bring the best acts in bluegrass music to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes. Our festival home, La Tourelle Resort, is a music lovers paradise and great place to spend a January weekend. This year, after two years of selling out our Saturday night Big Show at the Hangar Theatre, we are excited to move the Big Show downtown to the historic State Theatre of Ithaca, our community’s favorite music room. Thanks for visiting our web page and we hope to see you in January.
This year, our headliner artists, the Claire Lynch Band and Balsam Range, are here for the whole weekend of performances and workshops. Our bands are among the best bands in Bluegrass and Americana music – Claire Lynch is the 2013 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Balsam Range has the 2013 IBMA Recording of the Year. Rounding out the Winter Village lineup is the Molly Tuttle Trio an exciting young trio from California by way of Boston and the Berkelee College of Music, Northern PA superpickers The Hickory Project, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Chad Darou & Stealing Time, and Paris Texas featuring Bobby Henrie.
Other Festival Highlights
City of Ithaca Proclaims January 25 as Bluegrass & Traditional Music Day
Svante Myrick, Ithaca’s 25 year old awesome Mayor, and our Common Council proclaimed Saturday, January 25, the night of the State Theatre Big Show, as Bluegrass & Traditional Music Day in the City of Ithaca. Ithaca loves traditional music and welcomes hundreds of music loving visitors from New York State, Pennsylvania, Massachussetts, Ontario, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, and Connecticut. Who knew our Mayor was a closet Bill Monroe fan??
Saturday Night Big Show at the State Theatre
We are excited to move the Saturday Night Big Show to the historic State Theatre of Ithaca. Enjoy festival headliners the Claire Lynch Band and Balsam Range, along with the Molly Tuttle Trio and some other surprises. Tickets for the concert cost $35 for Gold Circle Seats, $25 for reserved seating, and $20 for the Balcony Bleacher seats.
3 Great Downtown Inns Offer Festival Packages
LaTourelle is filled but we have arranged for great festival packages at three downtown inns all within walking distance of the State Theatre – the Holiday Inn, the Dewitt Park Inn, and Argos Inn. Click here to see room rates and more information.
If you reserve a room at any downtown location, they will provide a discount code to save 25% on your 2 or 3 day festival passes.
To learn about these other festival events click here
- House Concert at the Dewitt Park Inn
- Dinner Music before the Saturday Big Show: 5 – 7:00pm at the Moosewood Restaurant (15% off for ticket holders) with Chad Darou & Stealing Time and the Argos Inn with Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys
- Ithaca Youth Fiddle Orchestra – CANCELLED UNTIL 2015!!!
Feel free to contact Festival Chief Rick Manning if you have any questions about the Music Camp or Bluegrass Festival weekends.