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Hank Wonder

Somewhere on the musical map, where the twang of Classic Country meets the grit of Southern Soul, Hank Wonder marks a detour down a sonic stretch of unpaved road. Together since 2013, the Boston-based trio of Annie Bartlett (fiddle and viola), Darren Buck (vocals), and Michael Loria (guitar) continue to craft a soulful blend of … Continued

The Sensational Barnes Brothers

The Sensational Barnes Brothers are a melting pot of the old and the new. As Pop Matters states, “The brothers run through a spectrum of moods and modes in their gospel soul, often bridging the gap between, say, the Soul Stirrers and Stax, all the while keeping a local flavor.” The brothers are able to … Continued


We enjoyed them so much in 2019, we had to bring them back to North Adams! Hanggai has astonished audiences for years, fusing traditional Mongolian folk music to western rock. In 2008, Hanggai released their first album, Introducing Hanggai, which garnered glowing praise internationally. From 2009 onwards, Hanggai played some of the best international festivals … Continued

Locals Spotlight Performances

Hand-picked by Arkansas’ own Willi Carlisle, experience the magic of local talent with Arkansas’ very own Brett Ratliff, Kalyn Fay, and Aaron Smith in captivating performances in the Tulip Barn! Prepare to be mesmerized as these exceptional artists take the stage, showcasing their incredible skills and heartfelt performances. Brett Ratliff’s soulful melodies and multi-instrumental songs … Continued

Instrumental Workshops

Advance your instrumental skills in guitar, fiddle, and banjo at this year’s FreshGrass | Bentonville! We’re bringing in some of the best teachers in the region to provide expert instruction so you can take your skills to the next level. Bring your instrument and join us! Workshops will be offered on Saturday May 20 as … Continued

Square Dancing in Tulip Barn

Square dancing in the Momentary’s Tulip Barn at FreshGrass | Bentonville is a vibrant and joyful celebration of music, community, and tradition. The Tulip Barn, with its rustic charm and intimate setting, provides the perfect backdrop for this lively dance form. Square dancing is a type of American folk dance that originated in the 19th … Continued

WE’RE BACK! (Film & Live Tableaus)

WE’RE BACK! 22 min film + live tableaus by Moheb Soliman with Josh Theroux, composer and James Irwin, Matthew Million, and Allan Luchenitser **PLAYING EVERY HALF HOUR DURING FESTIVAL** “We’re back! We told ‘em / Where the hell from? They yelled back / Where the hell to?” Florida Georgia Line meets David Lynch in this … Continued

FreshGrass Commissions: Mr. Sun Play Ellington Plays Tchaikovsky

Mr. Sun has seized upon the inspiration of Duke Ellington’s brilliant, sly, & urbane re-interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Suite as an opportunity to salute and re-invent this wildly multi-faceted work anew through the lens of the American String Band, a musical form which contains myriad styles and is presently engaged in a marathon upheaval of innovation … Continued

Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves

This powerhouse trio of FreshGrass favorites encompasses old-time and bluegrass. Tony Trischka has been called “the great banjo liberationist” by NPR. Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. Grammy-nominated guitarist and singer (and now North Adams local!) Michael Daves’ unorthodox roots music has made him a … Continued

Sam Grisman Project

Sam Grisman’s goal in starting Sam Grisman Project is to build a platform for himself and his friends to showcase their genuine passion and appreciation for the legacy of David Grisman (Dawg) and Jerry Garcia’s music. By playing some of their beloved repertoire and sharing the original music that our own collective has to offer, … Continued

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