2023 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival to Commence in July

The 2023 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is set to be held from July 12th to the 16th on the Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY. The celebration is known to bring together the Who’s Who of Bluegrass, Newgrass, and Roots Music.

Acoustic music lovers from every corner of the US, Canada, and beyond travel to Grey Fox to
see and hear Grammy, AMA, CMA, and IBMA award winners, discover new artists, camp, dance, and create a memorable weekend with family, friends, and new acquaintances.

This year, nearly forty bands will perform on the festival’s six stages. The setlist includes everyone from The Infamous Stringdusters and Sam Bush to Sierra Hull and the Newgrass All-Stars. The Jerry Douglas Band will perform Friday with the 14x Grammy winner and Dobro master, Jerry Douglas, who also returns as Artist-in-Residence to sit in with select groups and even contribute to the Bluegrass Academy for Kids. Saturday’s show will culminate with the Late Night All-Star Super Jam directed by fiddler/composer/producer, Darol Anger of Mr. Sun.

Photo by Jay Strausser.

The traditional-style bluegrass band, Dry Branch Fire Squad is the long-time host of the festival led by mandolinist and storyteller, Ron Thomason. They will kick off the festival that Thursday afternoon with their music and tales. Other performers over the course of the days include Bush, Del McCoury Band, Sierra Hull, Keller Williams featuring The HillBenders, Dan Tyminski, Della Mae, Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, John Cowan and the Newgrass All-Stars.

In addition to its internationally acclaimed roster of music, Grey Fox is particularly proud of introducing hot, new talent to thousands of avid fans. Making their debut at this year’s festival are AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Jake Blount, Henhouse Prowlers, Tray Wellington Band, Chicken Wire Empire, Armchair Boogie, and more. Meanwhile, this year’s official Emerging Artists will include Fog Holler from Oregon, Pictrola from Virginia, and others including graduates of the American Roots Music Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Berklee grads will be accompanied by renowned old-time fiddler and Berklee instructor, Bruce Molsky.

In addition to more performers, Festival goers can also get involved in hands-on workshops, join in morning yoga, and meditation as well as enjoy festive and ethnic foods. The venue will also set up a Family Stage for kids to enjoy as well as provide the opportunity to sign up for the 24th annual Bluegrass Academy for Kids.

The weekend in Oak Hill seems to provide something for everyone in which Bluegrass lovers will not want to miss.

Ticket prices for the 2023 Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival range from $90-$300. Kids 12 and under get in for free. Get your tickets and more information here.

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