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BLUEGRASS   IN GREENVILLE   

  

 

 

 

NEED INFORMATION:

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 info@freeholdaviation.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAST YEARS PICTURES

Click HERE  (2013)

August 7, 8 and 9th 2015

 

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". 

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EXTRA ATTRACTION THIS YEAR!!!!!

 

  PRINTABLE SCHEDULE 2015 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

Dr. MIKE TIRELLA will be EmCe this year again.

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

Vendors  Online Vendor Application, Click HERE

 

Pictures from 2008

Printable Flyers in PDF

Other Festivals in printable PDF

Greenville Partners Other tid bits of Greenville, and other useful links.
Pictures from 2013   Printable 2015 Schedule New York State Bluegrass Festival Contacts and Links

 

WELCOME 

TO

GREENVILLE!

August 7, 8 and 9 2015

 

 

Kickin Grass from Raleigh NC on stage in 2009.

HEADLINING THIS YEAR, 2015:

 

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.

http://louiesetzer.com/

 

   
http://www.ccramblers.com/    
Smokey Greene (Queensbury, NY)

Friday

     

The Smokey Greene Story

Michelle Canning

and Rough Edges

(Andover, MA)

 

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)

Friday Saturday

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.

 

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

 

 

Mail Pouch Express (Walnutport, PA)

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

 

 

 

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!       

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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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