FreshGrass Awards - FreshGrass Festival

FreshGrass Awards

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 $25,000 cash each year — plus brand new instruments and studio time at Compass Records — we’re proud that our awards are the most ambitious of their kind.

The 2021 FreshGrass Awards finalists in Band, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, and Mandolin have been selected! Learn more about our finalists below.

We will not be offering duo or singer songwriter awards in 2021. Stay tuned for future years.

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