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BLUEGRASS   IN GREENVILLE   

   EVAN CARL

who emceed at

Bluegrass In Greenville

for many years passed away this weekend June 8th. Evan had his start in radio and became a well-known voice in Bluegrass. Evan was a very well educated man and there were many conversations around the fire at many festivals. Evan knew every bluegrass band there ever was and their history, and at one point maybe even toured with them. Evan will surely be missed and I urge everyone to keep Evan in their prayers during this 2014 Bluegrass season.  Chris.

 

 

 

NEED INFORMATION:

CLICK HERE: 

 

 info@freeholdaviation.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST YEARS PICTURES

Click HERE  (2013)

August 8, 9 and 10th 2014

 

We are please to have returning some of the entertainers we had last year. 

We rotate bands for variety.

We feel most of them are the best of the best and really play great

 

"Traditional Bluegrass". 

      Visitors:

 Visitor Counter
 
EXTRA ATTRACTION THIS YEAR!!!!!
THE MODEL A FORD CLUB of NEW JERSEY,

Click Link Above.........

will be here with 6 to 10 restored automobiles.

Throughout more than a half century the Model A Ford Club of New Jersey has been committed in their mission to restore, maintain, exhibit and preserve the Model A Ford.

The members have provided inspiration and support over time for club activities, tours and all projects related to the advancement of the antique automobile.

 

  PRINTABLE SCHEDULE 2014 Click   HERE

The best in Traditional, Contemporary

          and Progressive Bluegrass.

NOTE: HOT SHOWERS available on site!!

BILL KNOWLTON, well known around the bluegrass circuit has MC'ed in the past. Bill is well known for the "Bluegrass Ramble," Sundays: 9 pm to midnight (EDST) over WCNY-FM (91.3) Syracuse, WUNY (89.5) Utica, WJNY (90.9) Watertown NY.   www.wcny.org  315-457-6100, PO Box 2400, Syracuse NY 13220-2400

EVAN CARL also well known in the Bluegrass Community will be MC'ing this year!

LINKS:

Bands Tickets Grounds and Seating Lodging Nearby
Location Alcohol Food and Water Sound
Camping Schedule Restroom Facilities

Vendors  Online Vendor Application, Click HERE

VENDOR FORM NOW OPEN  06-03-14

Pictures from 2008

Printable Flyers in PDF

Other Festivals in printable PDF

Other Festivals in printable WORD

Greenville Partners Other tid bits of Greenville, and other useful links.
Pictures from 2013   Printable 2014 Schedule New York State Bluegrass Festival Contacts and Links

 

WELCOME 

TO

GREENVILLE!

August 8, 9 and 10 2014

 

 

Kickin Grass from Raleigh NC on stage in 2009.

HEADLINING THIS YEAR, 2014:

Idletymes (Sat)

Atkinson Family (Harrisville, NY)

www.atkinsonfamilybluegrass.com

Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival

http://www.tughillbluegrass.com

All Weekend

 

 

 Honed in the iron-laden foothills of the Adirondack’s Western reaches, the Atkinson Family Bluegrass Band has a sound reverberating with the traditions of Bill Monroe’s music, while at the same time incorporating new grooves and new tones. This band swings and drives through Stanley Brothers-style mountain songs about life in the rural country, bitter bluegrass hollers about lost love and betrayal, gospel songs lamenting lost souls and spooky minor key murder ballads. In addition to performing a range of bluegrass standards and contemporary tunes from Del McCoury, Gillian Welch, Iris Dement and the Grateful Dead, the band churns straight ahead with its freight train rhythm pulse on a host of original songs, many of which are featured on their 2004 cd, “Tearin Up the Line,” and “Listen to the Radio,” released in 2005.

Remington Ryde  (Pennsylvania)

http://www.remingtonryde.com/index.htm

Friday

        

 

"One of the hottest upcoming bands in bluegrass today."

 - James King

"In addition to great bluegrass musicianship, Pennsylvania's colorful Remington Ryde knows something about ENTERTAINING! A session with them evokes the fun audiences had with the likes of Don Reno & Red Smiley...." – Bill Knowlton

Remington Ryde is led by Ryan Frankhouser on Lead vocals and Guitar, Billy Lee Cox on Banjo, Rich Kratzer on Mandolin, and Richard Egolf on the Upright Bass!!


We thank God for giving us the talent to do what we do!

Smokey Greene (Queensbury, NY)

Friday

     

The Smokey Greene Story

Stable Hands Band (Chatham, NY)

Saturday

 

The members of the band : Susan and Tom Connolly , Janet and Rick Baskowski

 

Biography
Our foursome has been friends for many years now and had been playing music together casually until we were invited to play on the main stage opening up at the Norwich Festival in N.Y. in 2010 and then again 2011. We then made the decision, to take our music a little further. Being presented with more musical opportunities has allowed us to grow artistically as well as musically . Rick continue...s to write original songs and arrangements for our band and when we are not doing originals by Rick , we are doing originals by other very talented artist . Some of who we know personally and some who have been an acquaintance with . Either way , each tune chosen has a personal understanding or meaning to each of us . We consider our music an art form that can sometimes have a traditional but also, a contemporary sound . We hope to touch at least one individual who may be listening and will get some joy in what they hear . We also strive to improve with each note played . But most of all, we enjoy the music and each individual that we share it with . It's about having fun and loving what we do .

 

Michelle Canning

and Rough Edges

(Andover, MA)

 

Saturday and Sunday

Michelle Canning & Rough Edges is an award-winning bluegrass band based in Eastern Massachusetts. Their music can be characterized as fast-driving bluegrass, contemporary ballads, and original material.

Michelle Canning is the 2009 New England Banjo Champion and has been receiving awards for her banjo playing since she was eleven years old. A traditional five-piece band, Rough Edges includes Dan Bui, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, on mandolin, Cosmo Cavicchio, a past member of the Concord River Valley Boys, on up-right bass, T. Shaun Batho, formerly the band leader of Acoustic Blue, on guitar, and Conor Smith of the Boston-based bluegrass band Three Tall Pines on fiddle.

Michelle Canning and Rough Edges provides the audience with not only a concert, but an energetic show that you do not want to miss!

 

Nitro Ride (Harrisburg, PA)

Sunday

Nitro Ride is a relatively young band. But their tradition runs deep. Like the title of their latest album, they try "carry the tradition" of traditional bluegrass. While still incorporating their hard-drive and original material. Lead by Tim Zimmerman on the banjo with his hard-driving, Stanley style. He is well accompanied by Joanna Hollinger, who plays an old-timey fiddle inspired by the late Curly Ray Cline. And Josh Theurer, with his superb lead vocals and strong rhythm guitar. Pulling it all together on the bass is Jeff Dillard. All from southern Pennsylvania, they all started young and consider family their biggest influence. They enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and playing the old-time mountain style.

 

The Bluegrass Brothers (Salem VA,)

Saturday

The Bluegrass Brothers are a high energy bluegrass band that are a must see show for a traditional bluegrass delight! They have all grown up in bluegrass music families in Virginia and it is evident very soon after they hit the stage. They have made many musical accomplishments over numerous years, and their vocals and musicianship are second to none. The Bluegrass Brothers are one of the finest bluegrass shows in the country, and they are friendly country folk. They perform from coast to coast and in a most soulful, heartfelt manner. They have earned fans from several countries and everybody says: We want The Bluegrass Brothers back next year! So check them out in a town near you. You won't regret it!
Scotty Eager and High Lonesome Sound

Saturday and Sunday

 
Larry Gillis Band (Soperton, South Georgia)

LARRY WILL NOT BE IN GREENVILLE IN 2014 BUT CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE AND VISIT SWAMPGRASS FESTIVAL IN OCTOBER OF 2014

http://www.larrygillisband.com

New CD "OLD MAN DREAMING" NOW
AVAILABLE.  If you would like to order your copy,
please contact us.

View Video on YouTube

The Larry Gillis Band

 

 

Idletymes

Saturday

   
Santana Wind (Walnutport, PA)

www.santarawind.com 

Saturday

This band is made up from and al star line up of band members
Starting with:
Eric Troutman  [ on bass ] presently plays with Bill Yates and the Country Gentlemen Reunion and also plays for Danny Paisly and The Southern Grass

Mike Brubaker [ on banjo ] last played for Valorie Smith Band

Jason Etzwieler [ on guitar ] presently plays for Likens Valley Bluegrass Band and Wiskey Shooter country band

Scott Eager [ on mandolin ] presently plays for Plexigras a touring band out of Binghamton,NY and plays for Mail Pouch Express in the past has played for out standing bands like Danny Paisley and Spirits of Bluegrass

Lynn Peters [ on dobro ] presently plays for his band Santara Wind and also plays for Mail Pouch Express in the past he played for bands like Louie Setzer and Salt Creek

The band right now are going to do limited shows because of every ones schedules but we have some shows that are being arranged  right now that we will be announcing shortly and we are looking forward to do the battle of the band contest at the Norwich NY bluegrass festival this year.

We have a lot of fun with this all star band and you would too

 
Jessie Alexander (Lodi, NY)

http://www.pickininthepasture.com/bands.cfm

Friday

 

 

 

The Jesse Alexander Band is the host band of Pickin' In The Pasture. Jesse first appeared on stage here when he was two years old with his friend Bob Paisley. He has since learned to play fiddle and mandolin and is also singing lead and harmony. He has been receiving a lot of help with his music from our many bluegrass friends. 14 year old Jesse has recorded three albums and will be appearing at numerous festivals and events in the northeast this year. Jesse's sidemen include his dad Andy Alexander on banjo, his mother, Susan Alexander on upright bass, and his good friend Luke Parsnow on guitar. In addition to playing on stage, Jesse looks forward to participating in the "Pasture Kids Band" and picking with other young people at the festival.

 

 

Sound:

Richard Atkinson from Harrisville, New York

Location:   Click HERE for a map of Greenville.

1/2 mile WEST of Greenville on State Route 81.  Look for the Sign. Address is: 5143 Route 81, the lands of Chris Ahlf.  This is an operating farm, please be aware of fencing, holes, ruts, etc. that are associated with an operating farm.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!

From the South:  Take the NYS Thruway to exit 21, Catskill.  Left at the end of the ramp, make your first right on to State Route 23 west.  About 9 miles make a right onto State Route 32 north.  10 miles into the village of Greenville make a left go 1/2 mile to location.

From the North:  Take NYS Thruway to exit 21B Coxsackie.  Left at the end of ramp onto State Route 9W south.  About 2 miles make a right onto State Route 81 west.  Travel 13 miles into Greenville, go straight through the light 1/2 mile more to location.

Grounds and Seating:

No Pets Please! This is an operating farm, please be careful as you walk the grounds.  Please be prepared to CARRY OUT WHAT YOU BRING IN.  Seating is festival style seating on blankets, sleeping bags, beach towels or lawn chairs.  Chaise lounges will not be permitted.  No umbrellas in the seating area.  The sun is HOT! Bring plenty of drinking water and sun block. Please stake out the ground you need for only the people you are with and a cooler.  Leave room for people to walk between aisles.  There will be no seating in the vehicle emergency isles, you will be asked to move.

Camping:

Primitive style overnight camping will be permitted from Friday morning  until Sunday night  IF all in your group have purchased weekend tickets.  Fires will be permitted, but must be contained. WE DO HAVE HOT SHOWERS! Tents to motor homes are welcome.

PLEASE NOTE:  August can bring with it spontaneous thunder storms with high winds.  BE SURE your tents and canopies are well staked down.  Please cover all metal stakes.

Alcohol:

Alcohol will not be served or sold on site, but you may bring in your own. NO GLASS.  REMEMBER, you will be carrying out what you bring in.  Behavior due to excessive alcohol consumption WILL NOT BE TOLERATED!

Tickets:

Friday Only $ 15.00 No Camping
Saturday Only $ 30.00 No Camping
Sunday Only $ 15.00 No Camping
PREPAY $48.00 Camping Included
Weekend at the Gate $ 55.00 Camping Included on first come basis

There are absolutely NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON.  DO NOT REMOVE OR TRANSFER YOUR WRIST BAND, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

To pre-purchase tickets:  Send a self addressed stamped envelope, a request, and payment in full to:

Freehold Aviation Association, Inc.
Attn: TICKETS
P.O. Box 363
Freehold, NY  12431
 

                 

 

Schedule:                May be subject to change!       

FRIDAY

 

SATURDAY

 

SUNDAY

Time

Band Performing

 

Time

Band Performing

 

Time

Band Performing

9:00

 

9:00

 

9:00

 

10:00

   

10:00

Idle Tymes  

10:00

Nitro Ryde

11:00

   

11:00

Scott Eagar  

11:00

Scott Eagar

12:00

   

12:00

American Legion Post  219  and Santana Wind  

12:00

Michelle Canning and Rough Edges

1:00

Smokey Greene  

1:00

Stable Hands Band  

1:00

Nitro Ryde

2:00

Jessie Alexander

2:00

Atkinson Family

2:00

Scott Eagar

3:00

Atkinson Family  

3:00

Bluegrass Brothers  

3:00

 

4:00

Remington Ryde  

4:00

Idle Tymes  

4:00

 

5:00

DINNER  

5:00

DINNER  

5:00

 

6:00

Smokey Greene  

6:00

Scott Eagar  

6:00

 

7:00

Jessie Alexander

7:00

Santana Wind

7:00

8:00

Atkinson Family  

8:00

Michelle Canning and Rough Edges  

8:00

 

9:00

Remington Ryde  

9:00

Atkinson Family  

9:00

 

10:00

   

10:00

Bluegrass Brothers  

10:00

 

Thank You for Coming, Have a safe trip home!

 

There will be workshops during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Restroom Facilities:

Restroom facilities will be provided by www.bigtoptentrental.com of Cairo, New York.  Please contact Mike West, the owner or Joyce for all your tent, tables, chairs, and facility requirements at 518-622-3353.

Food and Water:

Food will be provided BBQ style by Freehold Aviation on site. 

Freehold Aviation members will be selling bottled water on site.

Lodging:

Lodging Description Town Telephone Distance from site
Rainbow Golf Course Efficiency Appt Rooms Greenville, NY 518-966-5343 1 mile
Tumblin Falls Bed and Breakfast Purling, NY 800-969-6895 10 miles
The Kilcar Motel Rooms Norton Hill, NY 518-966-8824 2 miles
Bavarian Manor Hotel and B&B Purling, NY 518-622-3261 10 Miles
Greenville Arms 1889 Restored Inn Greenville, NY 518-966-5219 1 mile
Hollowbrook Restaurant      See Notes Motel and Restaurant Greenville, NY 518-966-4683 2 Miles
Gavin's Resort and Country Inn Motel Rooms East Durham, NY 518-634-2582 5 miles
Deer Watch Inn Bed and Breakfast Oak Hill, NY 518-239-4332 5 miles
Acra Manor Motel Acra, NY 1-800-933-2272 10 miles
Efficiency Apartment Nice 4 Person Efficiency Alcove, NY 518-470-4932 8 Miles
Best Western Standard Motel Coxsackie, NY 518-731-8100 13 miles

NOTES:

1. Hollowbrook Inn and Restaurant is offering rooms at a discounted rate for the Bluegrass weekend at $79.00 night.

Other Activities:

Workshops:

Remington Ryde Band members will be holding workshops.

There will be workshops during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Check "Information Board" for times.

Town Meeting:

The members of Freehold Aviation will be holding a "Town Meeting"  for all festival goers to air their concerns about the festival, (advertising, times, location, bathrooms, food vendors, ticket sales, anything of concern). Meet at 11:00 am SUNDAY in front of the "Blue Fiddle".

 

     BLUEGRASS IN GREENVILLE IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY:

     GREENE COUNTY TOURISM OFFICE - Planning & Economic Development

     700 Rt 23B, Leeds, NY 12451 · Phone: (518) 943-3223, (800) 355-CATS · Fax: (518) 943-2296

     For more things to see and do in Greene County click HERE

 

 

 

FIREWOOD  FOR SALE on site.   $10.00 a bundle.  (Appx. 10 pcs.)

 

 

 

 

 

 


    

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