september, 2021

24sep(sep 24)8:00 PM26(sep 26)6:00 PMFRESHGRASS FESTIVAL 2021MASS MoCA8:00 PM - 6:00 PM (26) 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247


Event Details


An opportunity for enthusiasts to both appreciate and participate, FreshGrass is a family-friendly festival, brimming with bright talent on four stages, and also in our galleries, brick-lined courtyards, and grassy field, produced in partnership by MASS MoCA, the FreshGrass Foundation, and No Depression.

FreshGround camping is on sale now. Learn more and purchase camping here.

2021 FAQ

When will the 2021 lineup be announced?
Is the 2021 festival definitely happening?
If FreshGrass North Adams 2021 doesn’t take place, will I be able to get a refund?
Tell us about any and all COVID prevention measures, requirements, etc.
I held on to my tickets from the 2020 festival. Can I use those for the 2021 festival?
I held on to my tickets from the 2020 festival, but I can’t make the new 2021 dates. Can I get a refund?
Can I book my campsite now?


More about FreshGrass North Adams
Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and woolly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. Concerts held rain or shine. The lineup is jam-packed with guitar gods and banjo gurus, traditionalists, and trailblazers — artists you already know and love interspersed with FreshGrass discoveries. Taken together, it’s an expansive group of performers who both draw on the past and look to the future. We like to think of it as “great music uprooted.”

The FreshGrass Award celebrates new talent, with cash prizes to the contest winners. Finalists in the band, banjo, fiddle, and the No Depression singer-songwriter categories perform for a panel of industry professionals on Saturday and Sunday of the festival, with winners announced on Sunday afternoon. Open to all festival-goers, the contest showcases the future of bluegrass and roots music when the bands play original and traditional tunes. With prizes totaling $25,000, grand prize winners receive a performance spot at next year’s festival, recording sessions at Compass Records, and handcrafted instruments from festival sponsors. See the finalists here.

FreshGround is a tent-camping field within easy walking distance (.7 miles; 12 minutes) of the festival, convenient to downtown merchants, bars, and restaurants. A shuttle bus runs continuously to the festival from the campsite. Camping will be available to purchase closer to the festival date.

Camp Aggie for RV and tent camping is located 4 miles down the road from the festival. Shuttle buses run to the festival every 20-30 minutes. Camping will be available to purchase closer to the festival date.

Stay tuned to for the latest news—the music never stops at FreshGrass!

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24 (Friday) 8:00 PM - 26 (Sunday) 6:00 PM



1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247