Bluegrass on the Grass Festival


Violins at the 2011 Bluegrass on the Grass Festival.


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Listen to WITF’s Bluegrass on the Grass Arts & Culture Feature with Cary Burkett, which aired July 10, 2012:  Listen to WITF’s Arts & Culture Feature on Bluegrass on the Grass, July 2012

Dickinson College will host the 19th annual Bluegrass on the Grass Festival on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the John Dickinson campus (academic quad) off West High Street between West and North College streets. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Encircled by Dickinson landmarks Bosler Hall and Old West, the one-day festival has become a regional event that draws over 3,000 enthusiasts.

A wide variety of regional food vendors keep appetites happy throughout the festival. Bluegrass record companies and Martin Guitars provide gifts to attendees who support the festival.

The festival features high-quality performers and a mix of bands that offer bluegrass aficionados a variety of styles and sub-genres. Many bands return to play year after year, including the Dismembered Tennesseans, who have performed every year since the first and become the festival’s “house band.”

“This is the largest community event that the college hosts,” says Tracy. “We draw people from New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.”