The Granby Parks and Recreation department, the Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters band, plus four supporting bluegrass bands and Rider Productions, LLC, announce the first Granby Bluegrass, Brews and BBQ Festival, a one-day festival at Salmon Brook Park. Nestled in the northern part of Farmington Valley, Salmon Brook Park offers the perfect setting with amenities that include a band shell, a field for dancing, vendors to shop, food trucks to ravish and adult beverages available for purchase with appropriate age identification. The Granby Lions Club has generously committed to being a Presenting Sponsor of the event.
The Master of Ceremonies, First Selectman B. Scott Kuhnly noted, “Granby is excited to bring the Granby Bluegrass, Brews and BBQ Festival to the Farmington Valley, it’s something our region has hoped and asked for and now we’re excited to say it’s happening.”
The region is known for its bluegrass festivals and after a number of years on hiatus, Granby Parks and Recreation is bringing it back. Bluegrass fans of all ages are invited to Salmon Brook Park, at 215 Salmon Brook Street (Route 10) in Granby on Saturday, July 13, from noon to 8:30 p.m. for a day of music, food, beverages, vendors and fun.
The festival headliner is Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters, a toe-tapping blend of heartfelt vocals, soaring harmonies and red-hot picking. The Rock Hearts come from scattered roots throughout New England. They love to sing and pick bluegrass, old country tunes, and seek out new tunes from other genres to “bluegrass-ify.” Also joining the bill is a local favorite: Jeff Blaney Bluegrass Band with his burning guitar bluegrass solos and his group of music innovators. Also on the bill is Mama Juke who brings a New Orleans gumbo of blues peppered with funk and folk. Restless Mountain Bluegrass Band opens the show with a mix of the traditional standards and entertaining classics that everyone loves to hear.
Whether you are attending a bluegrass festival for the first time or are a seasoned veteran, Granby Bluegrass, Brews and BBQ Festival and Salmon Brook Park will leave you looking forward to the next one. For additional details and to purchase tickets, please follow this link: granbyrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=29442 Free Parking is available.