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Friday, November 1
 

5:00pm EDT

Apache Trails

Apache Trails is a rowdy, unbridled, and all together good time that'll leave the souls of your feet singing a tune of their own. Featuring a thunderous double-bass slapping alongside a soulful lead guitar, a freight-train rhythm and banjo carried along by a beautiful weave of voices, delivered in a style that defies pigeonholing but might be described as a rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, and whiskey.

Festival Village Pass Required 


Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 6:15pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

6:25pm EDT

Mtn Lion String Band

Mtn Lion string band draws its inspiration from the acoustic instrumentation of Appalachian Americana and its roots in the Celtic music of Ireland.


Friday November 1, 2019 6:25pm - 7:40pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

7:40pm EDT

Betty and the Bullet

Betty plays upright bass, Michael plays guitar, Davy P. on da fiddle. We got our start on our front porch. Then we invaded the Bellefonte Cafe!



Friday November 1, 2019 7:40pm - 9:00pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
 
Saturday, November 2
 

12:30pm EDT

Flatland Drive - Set #1

Flatland Drive mixes traditional bluegrass with contemporary stylings. Their sound is influenced by the earliest patriarchs of bluegrass, but they also pay homage to the likes of the Lonesome River Band, Bluegrass Album Band, and The Seldom Scene.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

1:15pm EDT

Country Current - Set #1
Country Current, the premier country-bluegrass group of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., showcases a five-member acoustic ensemble performing traditional, contemporary, and original bluegrass compositions. The ensemble is in constant demand by the nation's most prominent bluegrass festivals, and has performed at the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival, Witherhawk Bluegrass Festival, Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Jamboree, Grey Fox, and many, many more. Over the years they have performed with legendary bluegrass artists such as Alison Kraus, Nickel Creek, Rhonda Vincent, and the "Father of Bluegrass" the late Bill Monroe.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

2:00pm EDT

Flatland Drive - Set #2
Flatland Drive mixes traditional bluegrass with contemporary stylings. Their sound is influenced by the earliest patriarchs of bluegrass, but they also pay homage to the likes of the Lonesome River Band, Bluegrass Album Band, and The Seldom Scene.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

2:45pm EDT

Country Current - Set #2

Country Current, the premier country-bluegrass group of the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., showcases a five-member acoustic ensemble performing traditional, contemporary, and original bluegrass compositions. The ensemble is in constant demand by the nation's most prominent bluegrass festivals, and has performed at the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival, Witherhawk Bluegrass Festival, Withlacoochee River Bluegrass Jamboree, Grey Fox, and many, many more. Over the years they have performed with legendary bluegrass artists such as Alison Kraus, Nickel Creek, Rhonda Vincent, and the "Father of Bluegrass" the late Bill Monroe.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

3:30pm EDT

Caleb Stein - Set #1
The BALTIMORE SUN has called Caleb Stein the “lynchpin of the Baltimore folk scene.” Flying just below mainstream radar, Stein keeps the music honest– hardworking, genuine, and unafraid to tell it like it is. To date, Stein has released over ten albums, scored music for films, acted Off-Broadway, gargled Sangria on the streets of Madrid, and played guitar with Vieux Farka Toure. Catch his performance and you’ll leave happier.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

4:15pm EDT

The High & Wides - Set #1
The High & Wides, like the large-haul trains for which the band is named, project a big, driving sound—mountain musical traditions re-imagined for a new century. Formed on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 2015, they write music about arson and hourly motels, dystopian love songs, and ballads of violent history. The High & Wides draw from their members' extensive backgrounds in bluegrass and take the music to a place all their own, recalling an era when old-time, rockabilly, and proto-rock'n'roll coexisted in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

5:00pm EDT

Caleb Stein - Set #2
The BALTIMORE SUN has called Caleb Stein the “lynchpin of the Baltimore folk scene.” Flying just below mainstream radar, Stein keeps the music honest– hardworking, genuine, and unafraid to tell it like it is. To date, Stein has released over ten albums, scored music for films, acted Off-Broadway, gargled Sangria on the streets of Madrid, and played guitar with Vieux Farka Toure. Catch his performance and you’ll leave happier.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

5:45pm EDT

Man About A Horse - Set #1
Man About a Horse plays traditional bluegrass instruments, but not always traditional bluegrass. The Philadelphia-based group infuses their sound with rock and pop references, funk grooves, and blues roots. They won the 2018 FreshGrass Band Award and were also nominated for an IBMA Band Momentum Award in 2018. Man About a Horse’s first full-length album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart in 2017, earning praise from Bluegrass Unlimited, British Bluegrass News, and others. The band notched its first position on the Bluegrass Today radio chart in 2018. They’ve performed at festivals and in venues around the U.S., sharing the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show, Cabinet, Danny Barnes, Hot Buttered Rum, Wood & Wire, Donna the Buffalo, and many more.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 5:45pm - 6:30pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

6:30pm EDT

The Dirty Grass Players - Set #1
Hailing from Baltimore, The Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass and blazing musicianship that pushes boundaries. Comprised of Josh Ballard on bass, Alex Berman on banjo, Ben Kolakowski with the guitar, and Ryan Rogers on mandolin, this four piece is successfully bringing their growing fan base a down, dirty, and heated performance. Their ability to seamlessly transition from down home bluegrass to spirited improvisation makes each performance unique. Throw in some Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd or a dash of southern rock and you’ll quickly understand what they mean by Dirty Grass. Their self-titled debut CD, The Dirty Grass Players, captures this energy and as 2017 winner of the Charm City Bluegrass & Folk Festival Band Competition clearly indicates, this is just the beginning.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 6:30pm - 7:15pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

7:15pm EDT

Man About A Horse - Set #2
Man About a Horse plays traditional bluegrass instruments, but not always traditional bluegrass. The Philadelphia-based group infuses their sound with rock and pop references, funk grooves, and blues roots. They won the 2018 FreshGrass Band Award and were also nominated for an IBMA Band Momentum Award in 2018. Man About a Horse’s first full-length album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart in 2017, earning praise from Bluegrass Unlimited, British Bluegrass News, and others. The band notched its first position on the Bluegrass Today radio chart in 2018. They’ve performed at festivals and in venues around the U.S., sharing the stage with Old Crow Medicine Show, Cabinet, Danny Barnes, Hot Buttered Rum, Wood & Wire, Donna the Buffalo, and many more.

Festival Village Pass Required for Entry


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:15pm - 8:00pm EDT
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

9:00pm EDT

The Dirty Grass Players at the Garfield

This performance by The Dirty Grass Players is part of a late-night show at the Garfield Center with The High & Wides

Hailing from Baltimore, The Dirty Grass Players have established themselves with one toe-tappin’ foot in traditional bluegrass and blazing musicianship that pushes boundaries. Comprised of Josh Ballard on bass, Alex Berman on banjo, Ben Kolakowski with the guitar, and Ryan Rogers on mandolin, this four piece is successfully bringing their growing fan base a down, dirty, and heated performance. Their ability to seamlessly transition from down home bluegrass to spirited improvisation makes each performance unique. Throw in some Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd or a dash of southern rock and you’ll quickly understand what they mean by Dirty Grass. Their self-titled debut CD, The Dirty Grass Players, captures this energy and as 2017 winner of the Charm City Bluegrass & Folk Festival Band Competition clearly indicates, this is just the beginning.

Admittance to this special late night show with The High & Wides and The Dirty Grass Players is not part of the Festival Village Pass.   A separate ticket is required for this show.


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Garfield Center for the Performing Arts 210 High Street, Chestertown
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

9:00pm EDT

The High & Wides at the Garfield

This High & Wides performance  is part of a late-night show at the Garfield Center with The Dirty Grass Players

The High & Wides, like the large-haul trains for which the band is named, project a big, driving sound—mountain musical traditions re-imagined for a new century. Formed on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 2015, they write music about arson and hourly motels, dystopian love songs, and ballads of violent history. The High & Wides draw from their members' extensive backgrounds in bluegrass and take the music to a place all their own, recalling an era when old-time, rockabilly, and proto-rock'n'roll coexisted in a murky soup of hillbilly string band music.

Admittance to this special late night show with The High & Wides and The Dirty Grass Players is not part of the Festival Village Pass.   A separate ticket is required for this show.


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
The Garfield Center for the Performing Arts 210 High Street, Chestertown
  Festival Music
  • Partner Event With The Silver Heel Foundation
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
 
Sunday, November 3
 

12:00pm EST

Gray & Bluegrass

Details to be announced soon!

No Festival Village Pass is Required for Sunday - This Show is Free!

Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EST
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

1:00pm EST

The Simmons Family

The Simmons Family band consists of three siblings, Dave, Jon and Mary Simmons. They have been singing together for over thirty years here on the Eastern Shore, growing up on a farm between Chestertown and Rock Hall. Jon and Mary sang duets together in church as teenagers, and later joined up with their older brother for three part harmonies when he returned from his time in the military. Joining the Simmons Family for this performance are Nate Grower on fiddle, Marc MacGlashan on mandolin/fiddle/guitar, and Bryan Irwin on bass fiddle.

No Festival Village Pass is Required for Sunday - This Show is Free!


Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD

2:00pm EST

No Part of Nothin'
No Part of Nothin’ was formed when several members met at a monthly bluegrass jam. They sang together on a couple of songs, and the next thing you know they decided to enter the DC Bluegrass Union Festival's band content.  The rest is history!  The band features Michelle Murray on vocals and guitar, Jeff Karn on mandolin and vocals, Keith Arneson on banjo, Vince Forcier on bass and Alan Oresky on fiddle.  The band performs regularly in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including at the monthly bluegrass music series at Outta the Way Cafe.  They have also played at several prestigious venues and festivals, including the Circa Blue Festival where the opened up for the Seldom Scene, and the Brookeville Farm Festival.

No Festival Village Pass is Required for Sunday - This Show is Free!


Sunday November 3, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
Festival Village 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD
  Festival Music
  • GPS Location 207 S. Water St., Chestertown, MD