Freshgrass festival rescheduled for the fall

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A new music festival that had planned to make its debut in the spring has been rescheduled for the fall.

FreshGrass, the two-day music festival featuring Alison Kraus, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sarah Jarosz, and others originally planned in April has been moved to October, 2-3, 2020 at The Momentary contemporary art space in Bentonville.

Crystal Bridges officials announced the new date on Tuesday.

Staff is continuing to explore what hosting a festival will mean in the future and working through the details to schedule a safe event in accordance with CDC guidelines, as well as recommendations from state and local government organizations. Current festival passes have been automatically converted to the new festival date, and ticket holders have been contacted via email.

No information on whether the original lineup will remain in tact was included in the announcement, though the festival website still lists headliners Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show, Steep Canyon Rangers, Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan & Noam Pikelny, and Ruthie Foster on the lineup page.

The festival is a collaboration with MASS MoCA, where the original FreshGrass festival is held annually in September.

For questions, please contact the Momentary box office at 479-657-2335.