Bluegrass on the Grass is a non-profit festival organized by volunteers. Dickinson College hosts the festival, provides annual seed funding, and provides substantial logistical support for the event. Other contributions come from more than 200 private donors, who are listed in the back of the annual program, Carlisle-area businesses that have purchased program advertisements, vendors that sell food and drinks the day of the festival, and sponsor-ticket sales the day of the event.
These contributions, along with volunteers, enable this non-profit event to be realized every year and allow organizers to pay the bluegrass musicians, provide them with first-class housing, and feed them during the festival.
Furthermore, record companies that represent the performers support Bluegrass on the Grass by donating music CDs to be given away annually to festival attendees who purchase sponsor tickets. Record companies that have supported the festival include Rebel Records, Rounder Records, Sugar Hill Records, Acoustic Disc Records, Pinecastle Records, Copper Creek Records, Mountain Roads Records, YepRoc Records, Patuxent Music, and Rural Rhythm Records.
Finally, the Martin Guitar Company of Nazareth, Pennsylvania has been a long-term partner of the Bluegrass on the Grass Festival by donating one of its guitars to a lucky sponsor-ticket holder. “Historically, a Martin guitar is the guitar you want to have if you play bluegrass,” says Davis Tracy, Festival Director.
Interested in becoming a sponsor and supporter of the Bluegrass on the Grass Festival? Please send in your contribution following the instructions below or contact Davis Tracy, Director of Bluegrass on the Grass, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make checks payable to Bluegrass at Dickinson.
Please send your donations to:
Bluegrass at Dickinson
PO Box 1773
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013