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April 2, 2012 11:21 AM Subscribe
What are the best bluegrass and folk festivals on the east coast of the US?
posted by itstheclamsname to Media & Arts (25 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I would like to hit some fun music festivals this summer and fall, particularly bluegrass, folk, and American roots music. We'll travel within roughly within an eight hour driving radius of the DC area.
We're looking for friendly and easygoing ambience, a variety of musical forms and people, and performers who explore both traditional sounds and new interpretations of the old stuff. I've unearthed long lists of local music festivals, but I'm looking for personal recommendations, particularly for the kinds of events where strangers get together after hours for a jam session (and perhaps tolerate the participation of some clumsy beginners). We're happy to camp out, although we're less excited about venues where the campground becomes a whooping all-night boozefest.
Super bonus points if we can bring the dog.