Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival - Preston, CT

Look for daily blogging from the Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival in Preston, CT starting tomorrow. With a very strong lineup and located about half way between New York and Boston, this festival has lots to offer. Day trippers can choose from this daily line-up:


5:00PM April Verch Amphitheatre
6:00PM Amy Gallatin & Stillwater Amphitheatre
7:15PM April Verch Amphitheatre
8:30 PM The Greencards Amphitheatre


12:00 NOON Nothin’ Fancy Amphitheatre
1:15PM Lovell Sisters Amphitheatre
2:45PM Rhonda Vincent Amphitheatre
4:00PM Mountain Heart Amphitheatre
5:00PM-6:00PM Dinner Break
6:00PM Nothin’ Fancy Amphitheatre
7:00PM Lovell Sisters Amphitheatre
8:00 PM Rhonda Vincent Amphitheatre
9:30PM Mountain Heart Amphitheatre


12:00 NOON Steep Canyon Rangers Amphitheatre
1:15PM Cadillac Sky Amphitheatre
2:15PM Dry Branch Fire Squad Amphitheatre
3:30PM Infamous Stringdusters Amphitheatre
5:00PM-6:00PM Dinner Break
6:00PM Dry Branch Fire Squad Amphitheatre
7:00PM Cadillac Sky Amphitheatre
8:00PM The Grascals Amphitheatre
9:30PM Chris Thile & The How to Grow a Band
Featuring Bryan Sutton
Our Sunday morning Gospel Hour will be hosted by the Dry Branch Fire Squad
10:00AM Dry Branch Fire Squad Amphitheatre
11:15AM Dale Ann Bradley Amphitheatre
1:15PM Gibson Brothers Amphitheatre
3:30PM Cherryholmes Amphitheatre

As you can see, you really can't miss on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. If you live within driving distance for day tripping or want to come to rough camp, give it a try. Last year the sound system was excellent, and when it rains too hard, they move the festival indoors. Despite the fact the thunder showers threaten this year, too, this should be a great time. There's wonderful field picking also.