>>>Sea Music Festival
Mystic, Connecticut ~ www.mysticseaport.org/event/sea-music-festival/
Performers include: Barrule, Moe Bowstern, Kim & Reggie Harris, Matthew Byrne, Castlebay, Pressgang Mutiny, Cliff Haslam, Magpie, and many more.
>>>Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival
Litchfield, Maine ~ www.blisteredfingers.com
Performers include: The Moron Brothers, The Little Roy & Lizzie Show, The Bluegrass Brothers, The Edgar Loudermilk Band, Zink & Company, The Baker Family, The Trinity River Band, The Misty Mountaineers, Bluegrass Gospel Sing & Jam, Blistered Fingers
June 26 -July 1
>>>The Acadia Trad Festival
Bar Harbor, Maine ~ www.acadiatradschool.com/festival/
Performers include: Pete Sutherland, The Press Gang, Riley Baugus, David Greeley, Matt & Shannon Heaton. There are many other headliners plus students from the Acadia School of Traditional Music & Arts. Also: Contra Dance w/ Chrissy Fowler calling and Cape Breton Dances
>>>Green River Festival
Greenfield, Massachusetts ~ www.greenriverfestival.com
Performers include: Los Lobos, Dustbowl Revival, Peter Wolf, Peter Mulvey, Lula Wiles and many more.
July 9& 10
>>>The New Bedford Folk Festival
New Bedford, Massachusetts ~ www.newbedfordfolkfestival.org
Performers include: Livingston Taylor, Kate Taylor, Rory Block, Cheryl Wheeler, John Gorka, Spuyten Duyvil, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Pete & Maura Kennedy, Low Lily, Mustard’s Retreat, Ellis Paul, Garnet Rogers and MANY more.
>>>Festival on the Green
Middlebury, Vermont ~ www.festivalonthegreen.org
Performers include: Aurelio, Jon Gilmore, Pat Donohue, The Lonely Heartstrings Band, Le Poules a Colin, Rik Palieri and more.
>>>Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
Oak Hill, NY www.greyfoxbluegrass.com
Performers include: Del and Dawg, David Grisman, Steep Canyon Rangers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Earls of Leicester, Wood Brothers, Steeldrivers and more
>>>Finger lakes GrassRoots Festival
Trumansburg, New York ~ www.grassrootsfest.org
Performers include: Donna the Buffalo, Indigo Girls, Ricky Skaggs, John Brown’s Body, Mandolin Orange, and more than 60 others.
>>>The Newport Folk Festival
Newport, Rhode Island ~ www.newportfolk.org
Performers include: Flight of the Conchords, Ray Lamontagne, Del & Dawg, Margo Price, The Oh Hellos, Aoife O’Donovan, The Cactus Blossoms and MANY more.
>>>Ossipee Valley Music Festival
South Hiram, Maine ~ www.ossipeevalley.com
Performers include: The California Honey Drops, Sarah Jaroz, Mandolin Orange, The Claire Lynch Band, Darlingside, Ten Strings & a Goatskin, Ghost of Paul Revere, Twisted Pine, The New England Bluegrass Band, Tricky Britches, Lula Wiles and more.
>>>The Lowell Folk Festival
Lowell, Massachusetts ~ www.lowellfolkfestival.org
Performers include: Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Savoy Family Cajun Band, The Gibson Brothers, and more.
>>>Sweet Chariot Music Festival
Swan’s Island, Maine ~ www.sweetchariotmusicfestival.com
Performers include: Nick Apollonio, Jennifer Armstrong, Doug Day, The Jenkens Family, Geoff Kaufman , Lisa Redfern, Moira Smiley with VOCO, Daisy Nell, and many more.
>>>Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Hillsdale, New York ~ www.falconridgefolk.org
Performers include: Annie Wenz, Tom Rush, Vance Gilbert, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams,
Peter mulvey, The Green Mountain Playboys, Patty Larkin, and many more.
August 19 & 20
>>>Peacham Acoustic Music Festival
Peacham, Vermont ~ www.pamfest.com
Performers include: Cosy Sheridan, Annie & The Hedonists, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, Cantrip, Luke Donforth, Norman Kennedy, Arynn Marshall & Carl Jones, Cajun Double Fiddles, The
Baley-Hazen Boys and more.
>>>The Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival
Litchfield, Maine ~ www.blisteredfingers.com
Performers include: Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Gibson Brothers, Band of Ruhks, Nothin’ Fancy, The Baker Family, Zink & Company, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, Phat Burger Deluxe, The Zolla Boys, Original Condition, Bluegrass Sing & Jam, Blistered Fingers
>>>American Folk Festival
Bangor, Maine ~ www.americanfolkfestival.com
Performers include: Michael Cleveland, Nathalie Pires, The East Pointers, The Western Flyers, The national Women’s Dance Troup of Sri Lanka and more.
>>>The Connecticut Folk Festival
Edgerton Park, New Haven, Connecticut ~ www.ctfolk.com/festival-2016/
>>>Fresh Grass Festival
North Adams, Massachusetts ~ www.freshgrass.com
Performers include: Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Skaggs, Aoife O’Donovan, Alison Brown, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mr. Sun, and more.
September 17 & 18
>>>Grand Point North Music Festival
Burlington, Vermont ~ www.grandpointnorth.com Performers include: Old Crow Medicine Show, The Wood Brothers, Iron Eyes Cody and others
September 24 & 25
>>>Portsmouth Maritime Festival
Portsmouth, New Hampshire www.newenglandfolknetwork.org
Performers include: Great Bay Sailor, Craig Edwards, Cliff Haslam, The Johnson Girls, Chris Koldewey, London Julie, Dan Milner, Mudhook, Jean Pauley, Two Old Friends, Jeff Warner and more.