WIOX Bluegrass Festival at Stone Tavern
Roxbury —The sounds of mountain music will be filling the airwaves of Meeker Hollow in Roxbury from Friday, Aug. 26 to Sunday, Aug. 28 as Stone Tavern Farm and Roxbury’s radio station, WIOX, present the Roxbury Bluegrass Festival.
Campers, RVs, walk-ins and even lodgers are welcome at the bucolic 400-acre horse farm to enjoy the likes of Dorraine Scofield and Thunder Ridge, Hickory Hill, Bill Keith and the Saturday Night Bluegrass Band and Polish Moses as well as such bodacious homegrown talent as Mike Herman, Tremperskill Boys and Catskill Mountain Boys. You’ll also hear some truly original music from groups you may not have encountered yet, like The Folk Goddesses, Strike the Bell and No Brakes Bluegrass Band.
Along the way, you’ll hear masters of the five-string banjo, the classic bluegrass twang of the mandolin, and just about everything else with catgut and a fret. Most groups will be featuring the talents of their own singer-songwriters.
Camping on-site is free for anyone with an “all weekend” festival pass, with a $20 additional fee for RVs, pop-ups and trailers for weekend pass-holders. Camping areas include generous spaces for those who prefer quiet at night and those who’d like to stay up late to party or pick. Kids 12 and under may camp and listen for free when accompanied by an adult.
Strumming starts at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 (till midnight or later), then starts again on Saturday at 4 p.m. into the midnight hour, and Sunday the music starts at 11 a.m. and continues until at least 4 p.m. Campers are welcome from 4 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Friday or Sunday passes are $25 each; Saturday is $45, and $95 gets you into the whole weekend’s shebang. On-site facilities include hot showers (small fee), fresh water, port-a-potties, 24-hour first aid and security, food, craft, clothing and gift vendors. Visit www.roxburybluegrassfestival.com or call 607 326-3600 for directions, information or tickets.