The 2013 Sedona Bluegrass Festival will take place June 8 and 9 at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa in Sedona. The festival will feature headliner The David Grisman FolkJazz Trio along with an array of national and regional bands.
The festival grounds have been described as ‘idyllic’ for its location alongside Oak Creek and for the Cottonwood trees that line the property providing shade and comfort. Food and beverage will be available both days and festival style seating is in place with low-back chairs and blankets.
“We’ve launched an educational component to this year’s festival, the June 2 – 9 Sedona Bluegrass Institute at the Verde Valley School led by Berklee School of Music professor and bluegrass legend Darol Anger,” said Festival Director Bert Harclerode.
Students will participate in group and individual lessons, career guidance, songwriting and singing, and daily jams. Two Institute bands will have the chance to perform side-by-side with Anger and Lewis during the Saturday and Sunday Festival concerts. (Applications for the Institute are available on line at SedonaBluegrassFestival.org)
Saturday’s Festival concert, noon to 7 p.m., includes Peter McLaughlin & the Sonoran Dogs, Muskellunge Bluegrass, the Burnett Family, the Titan Valley War Heads, and an Institute band with Anger and Lewis.
Sunday’s concert runs from noon to 6 p.m. and includes the second Institute Band with Anger and Lewis, Pick n Holler, the Matt Flinner Trio, and the Sonoran Dogs. The David Grisman FolkJazz Trio brings the 2013 Festival to a close. (Performance times will be posted mid-April.)
Saturday passes are $35 for the full day with uninterrupted in-and-out access. Sunday passes are $40, also with full access. A two-day discounted ticket pass is now available online through March 31.
A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold for each day. Tickets are available at SedonaBluegrassFestival.org. Call (928) 204-2415 for more information.