Awards - FreshGrass Festival


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 submission window for 2021 is now closed.

The 2021 award categories are the following:
Band, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin

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

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