Last Chance for Weekend Early Bird Tix to MeadowGrass!
This weekend is your last chance to buy discounted Early Bird tickets for the 9th Annual MeadowGrass Music Festival, but in response to popular demand we are extending sales through 11:59 pm on Sunday, April 2. Individual day passes are also now on sale.
Today is also the last day to submit applications to volunteer at MeadowGrass – sign up for three four-hour shifts and earn your weekend pass with camping and a t-shirt. Volunteer applications received starting tomorrowwill be added to a wait list in case additional spots became available.
Talent Spotlight: The Black Lillies
The Black Lillies will close down the main stage at MeadowGrass on Friday, May 26. With four studio albums of original material to their credit, The Black Lillies are an internationally-renowned band of roots-rockers, armed with songs that blur the boundaries among folk, soul, red dirt country, blues and jazz.
Featuring multi-instrumentalist and frontman Cruz Contreras (Robinella), bassist and vocalist Sam Quinn (the everybodyfields), drummer Bowman Townsend (Jill Andrews), guitarist/vocalist Dustin Schaefer (Micky and the Motorcars), and pedal steel player Jonathan Keeney. The Black Lillies enter this chapter as one of the most visible, viable groups in contemporary roots music.
Their latest album, Hard to Please, was produced by Grammy winner Ryan Hewitt and recorded at Nashville’s legendary House of Blues Studio D. The record earned praise from Rolling Stone Country, NPR, American Songwriter and beyond, debuting at #12 on Billboard Heatseekers and #30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Country Albums.
Talent Spotlight: The Accidentals
On Saturday MeadowGrass will welcome The Accidentals to the main stage ahead of performances from Parsonsfield and headliner Joan Osborne. The Michigan-based group features an eclectic blend of indie, folks, pop, jazz, bluegrass, rock,classical and other genres, utilizing a wide variety of instruments that reflect the group’s orchestral roots and electric influences.
In January the band signed to Sony Masterworks (home to artists including Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins) with plans to release a new studio album, Odyssey, this summer. Guest performers on the new record include Jack White bassist Dominic John Davis, Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists, Keller Williams, Kaki King and Carbon Leaf.