FreshGrass Awards - FreshGrass Festival

FreshGrass Awards

The 2022 FreshGrass Awards winners for Band, Fiddle, Banjo, and Guitar are announced! Learn more about the 2022 winners and finalists here.

The FreshGrass Awards celebrate and reward emerging artists who offer innovative interpretations of bluegrass and roots music traditions and take place each year at the Freshgrass Festival in North Adams, MA. With multiple categories and prizes totaling more than $20,000 cash each year — plus studio time at Compass Records for the Band winner — we’re proud that our awards are the most ambitious of their kind.

In 2022, there was no Mandolin contest but check back with us as we will be rotating instruments each year. Mandolin is expected to return in 2023.

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