The Gate to The 15th Annual Pickin' In The Pasture opens on Wednesday, August 22 and the world-class stage show goes on from Thursday, Aug 23-Sunday, Aug 26th. The festival is held on a working sheep farm in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY State.
The event has become a bluegrass musician's summit where each year many of the best players in the northeast gather in The Pasture to share their music with others. There are abundant opportunities to jam for players of all levels throughout the weekend. The picking can be so good that some people never make it to see any of the stage show.
On Thursday the stage show features The James King Band, The Spinney Brothers, Smokey Greene, and Carolina Road. Friday, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys, The Bluegrass Brothers, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, Carolina Road, The Feinberg Brothers, and The Jesse Alexander Band take the stage. Saturday's stage show features country superstar Marty Raybon of Shenandoah with his bluegrass band Full Circle, The legendary Lost And Found, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, The Feinberg Brothers, Little Roy and Lizzy, Remington Ryde, and The Jesse Alexander Band. On Sunday there will be performances by Goldwing Express, Remington Ryde, and The Pasture Kids.
Of special interest to mandolin players, Scott Napier will be conducting a workshop on the style of Demsey Young. Scott replaced Demsey and continues his style to maintain the unique identifiable sound of the legendary Lost And Found.
For more information about Pickin' In The Pasture, visit www.pickininthepasture.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.