Bluegrass on the Grass Festival

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Bosler Hall on the Academic Quad, Dickinson College 201 W. High St.. Carlisle, PA 17013 Walking directions: Enter on West High Street between North College and North West Streets.

About the Festival

Seating is open. Free admission. Bike racks available throughout campus. The lawn can be accessed starting at 8:00 AM on the day of the festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. A wide array of vendors will sell food ranging from french fries to Thai food to wood-fired pizza, plus non-alcoholic drinks. Restrooms will be available. Dickinson College is a smoke-free campus. Festival is held rain or shine. Bring umbrellas and get ready for great music!

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

2015 Lineup

1st Set

12:00 PM Dismembered Tennesseans
12:45 PM Tellico
1:30 PM Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
2:15 PM Jake Krack & the Bing Brothers
3:00 PM Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

2nd Set

3:45 PM Dismembered Tennesseans
4:30 PM Tellico
5:15 PM Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
6:00 PM Jake Krack & the Bing Brothers
6:45 PM Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

Check out our band bios!


Dismembered Tennesseans

In the fall of 1995, Susan Nichols, associate dean of academic affairs, and Paul Riggs ’85, executive assistant to the president, asked Davis Tracy, then Director of the Counseling Center, to consider offering a summer bluegrass concert on campus.

Early Bluegrass on the Grass Festivals.“I asked them, ‘Do you mean play in one or host one?’ They said, ‘yes,’ ” Tracy recalls with a chuckle. The advisor to college radio station WDCV had never organized a music festival, but he was game.

In July 1996, on the lawn beside the Weiss Center for Performing Arts, Tracy and his band, Country Bob and the Barbeque Boys, took the stage and performed to a crowd of about 200. The Bluegrass on the Grass Festival was born!

Support the Festival!

Bluegrass 2013_325A portion of the Bluegrass on the Grass Festival is supported by Dickinson College. We welcome the support of patrons who enjoy the music and share our goals of cultivating, sharing and sustaining American Musical genres.

You may reach us by contacting the Festival Director, Davis Tracy at his email address, tracy at