Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival • Thursday to Sunday, July 14th-17th, 2011, On the Walsh Farm, in Oak Hill, NY • Winner of the 2009 IBMA, International Bluegrass Music Association, BLUEGRASS EVENT OF THE YEAR AWARD, and 5 time IBMA Event of the Year Finalist. • www.facebook.com/greyfoxbluegrass
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival attracts about 6000 fans per day from 40 states, Canada, Europe, South America and Asia. In addition to Main Stage concerts, fans can enjoy workshops, dancing, slow jams, children’s activities, camping and round-the-clock picking. The festival’s mercantile area sells videos, CDs, fresh festive foods, jewelry, crafts, clothing, instruments, and much more.
"I have been going up on the hill every year since 1978. One of my best memories is seeing Alison Krauss and Tony Rice jamming in between a couple of cars. It was about 3 in the morning with only a handful of people gathered around." ~ Nate Yordon
"I’ve been going to Grey Fox since 1996. I was six years old. I fell in love with the hill and have gone every year since. I finally got my license now so my car will be blessed with the top camp sticker in the window. It’s become a part of my family’s life. Thank you to everyone who makes it possible." ~ Phil Caseria
In 2011 FEATURING • The Sam Bush Band, Crooked Still, J.D. Crowe & the New South, Rockin’ Acoustic Circus, The Boxcars, O’Brien Party of Seven, The Del McCoury Band, Monroeville, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Infamous Stringdusters, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, The Hillbenders, Della Mae, The SteelDrivers, Greensky Bluegrass, The Gibson Brothers, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Claire Lynch Band, Tony Trischka Territory, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Donna the Buffalo, The Spinney Brothers, The Dixie Bee-Liners, Red Stick Ramblers, John Kirk and Trish Miller, Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys, Fiddlestyx, Katy Wilson & Two Time String Band, Citigrass, Berklee College of Music Student Bands, Plus many more on the Main Stage, the Masters Stage, the Dance Stage, as Workshop Instructors & Family Stage Performers, and hosted by Dry Branch Fire Squad • CLICK HERE TO VIEW GREY FOX SPONSORS
"About 20,000 bluegrass and acoustic music fans from over 30 states and a dozen countries experienced the 2010 edition of Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, New York. They came to see their favorite traditional, contemporary, old time, new grass, jamgrass and dance bands for four music-filled days in July."
The festival’s lineup, as always, read like a Who’s Who of Bluegrass. The main stage featured outstanding performances by Sam Bush, Kathy Mattea, Tim O’Brien, Del McCoury, Railroad Earth, David Grisman, The Greencards, Crooked Still, Doyle Lawson, Sarah Jarosz and many others. At the Dance Pavilion, fans danced their bluegrass socks off to Donna the Buffalo, Rockin’ Acoustic Circus, Planet Zydeco, The Wilders, Blue Sky Mission Club, The Lustre Kings’, Sweetback Sisters and learned to square dance and clog with John Kirk and Trish Miller.
Stellar workshops by top artists (Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, Josh Williams, etc) and showcases by the region’s emerging artists (Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Joe Singleton, Tony Watt & SE Expressway, were presented at the intimate tented Master Stage each day. And at the Grass Roots tent, bluegrass greats such as Bill Keith, Kimber Ludiker and Ron Thomason taught hands-on workshops to fans who brought their instruments with them. Day and night, spontaneous jam sessions cropped up at hundreds of campsites around the grounds.
"True to form, Grey Fox once again proved to be a very family friendly event, with non-stop activities for kids, such as crafts, tie-dying, yoga, games and performances by clowns, ventriloquists, puppeteers and musicians at the Family Tent each day. And the festival’s signature Bluegrass Academy for Kids, led by fiddler extraordinaire, Brian Wicklund, taught more than 100 young students (age 8-17) to play and sing bluegrass music."
Major sponsors of the IBMA Bluegrass Event of the Year (2009) include Stelling Banjo Works, CF Martin Guitar Company, Collings Guitars, Sugar Hill Records, The Event Company of Kentucky, D’Addario Strings, Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine, SteelBridge Arts with generous support from many others.
Shenandoah in BLUEGRASS JOURNEY
Tony Rice Peter Rowan in BLUEGRASS JOURNEY
Nickel Creek in BLUEGRASS JOURNEY
Sweetheart of Mine, Fitzmaurice Jam
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ARTICLES, SOURCES & LINKS
• Grey Fox wins Bluegrass Event of the Year
• Grey Fox to Sponsor IBMA Keynote Address
• Grey Fox Photos
• IBMA Announces Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2011
• New Trends in Event Production: Thinking Outside the Bluegrass Box
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival • www.facebook.com/greyfoxbluegrass • is the award-winning four-day outdoor "Who’s Who of Bluegrass Music" in Oak Hill, NY. Held the 3rd weekend in July each year. Voted Bluegrass Event of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2009. INTRODUCE Grey Fox to your FaceBook FRIENDS by Clicking SHARE on The Bottom left of our FaceBook page at • www.facebook.com/greyfoxbluegrass • Thank YOU!
Tickets & Information
Lisa Husted, Office Manager
General Questions & Feedback
Grey Fox Office
The best way to submit promo is to snail mail a one-page fact sheet, CD and contact info to:
255 Holly Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
You may also email EPKs to Chuck Wentworth
Note: WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF WE ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING YOUR BAND for Grey Fox 2011. Due to large volume of requests, we cannot respond to all requests. Please refrain from checking more than once a month for a status update. Thank you in advance.
Public Relations & Marketing
Mary Burdette • 607-330-1727 (EST)
Sponsorship & Program Advertising
Janet Brightly • 703-323-4155 (EST)
Lisa Husted • 315-724-4473 (EST)
Caroline Isachsen • 518-439-1216 (EST)
Festival Office Mailing Address
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, PO Box 535, Utica, NY 13503
Festival Office Shipping Address
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival • 240 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival takes place on the Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY , The physical address is 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY 12460, The entrance to Walsh Farm is just off County Route 22, Oak Hill, NY, Signage within the last 5 miles should be prominent.
• Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY 12460
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