The Salem County Fairgrounds will again host the Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival this 2015 Labor Day weekend. It’s the 44th year for the annual family-friendly hootenanny.
When: Sept 4-6, 2015Where: 725 US-40, Pilesgrove, New Jersey 08098
Among the 16 acts performing at the three-day event are some of the genre’s top musicians, including The Gibson Brothers, Hot Rize (See video below), Sierra Hull, Blue Highway, Marty Stuart and Doyle Lawson.
A dedicated children’s stage next to a musical petting zoo will have plenty of music, magic, juggling and comedy for the little ones.
New to the festival this year is Jam Central Station, a place where novice pickers can meet up.
Those looking to improve their jamming skills can attend the Wernick Method Jam Class hosted by Heidi Olson from 10 a.m. until noon each day of the festival. Tickets must be bought separately from festival admission and cost $75 ($65 in advance) for the entire series or $25 for a single classes $25.
Young musicians can enroll in the Kids Academy for five sessions of two-hour long music instruction for fiddle, mandolin, banjo, resonator guitar and bass. Lessons are open to kids ages 6 to 18-years and cost $25.
Attendees just looking to kick up their heels can join the clogging workshops on Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m.
Weekend-long passes cost $95 for adults, $85 for seniors and $50 for students, ages 12 through 16 years ($85, $75 and $45 respectively, if purchased in advance). Single day tickets are also available. Children under age 12 can enter for free. Tickets can be bought online.
Weekend ticket holders are entitled to camp on the festival grounds at no extra charge.
Leashed dogs may attend, though organizers strongly encourage folks to leave their pets at home. With the exception of service animals, they are not permitted in the camping, concert or food areas. There is also a strict three-complaints-and-you’re-out barking policy.
Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, Sept., 6, 11 a.m to 7 p.m. – 725 Rte. 40, Pilesgrove Twp., NJ.
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