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!
Bosler Hall, Dickinson College Quad
Address for GPS: 201 W. High St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Festival Lineup & Band Bios
July 2, 2014
Bluegrass on the Grass to Feature Range of Music
Listen to WITF’s Arts & Culture Feature on Bluegrass on the Grass with Cary Burkett, aired July 10, 2012: WITF’s Arts & Culture Feature on Bluegrass on the Grass
Bluegrass on the Grass
By Henry Koretzky
Photos by Pierce Bounds, Dickinson College Class of 1971
Dickinson College will host the 20th annual Bluegrass on the Grass Festival on Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM 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 4,000 enthusiasts.
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.”