Summer in New York: Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival took place this past weekend on the Rothvoss Farm in Ancramdale, Columbia County, attracting bluegrass fans from all over the state and eastern seaboard. I was lucky and got in for free helping my friend Will table for excellent independent radio station WKZE where he works (if you're in the Mid-Hudson Valley, check them out at 98.1 or listen online from anywhere) The photo above was taken at sunset Friday night, and you can see both the excellent turn-out and the beautiful rolling Berkshire foothills. In addition to the main stage above, there were a couple smaller stages, vendors, activities for the many musically inclined children in attendance, and a lot of really nice folks, many of whom camped out on the hill during the four day festival. (You can buy tickets for the whole weekend or just for an individual day of the festival.)

If you missed it and you can't wait until next year for some upstate bluegrass action, you're in luck! Grey Fox has a sister festival: The Fox Family Bluegrass Festival in Old Forge August 10 - 13th.

Posted by Natalie

1 comment:

Alias said...

I heard that this was a lot of fun this year. A friend of mine, Andy, went and said that it gave him some hope for the people that live in America. He said there was no security there, which was such a nice change of pace. People were bringing in wooden carts filled with their belongings- without any hassle!