2015 Brandon Basin Bluegrass Festival – VT

Two guitars on sign with white lettering Brandon Basin Bluegrash Festival.
Just a short 20-minute drive from our inn in Middlebury, VT takes you to the beautiful area of Brandon, VT. This classic New England town is full of charm and boasts some great local things to do such as wineries, golf courses, great shopping and dining and more. It has actually been dubbed the “Art & Soul” village of Vermont and is home to a wonderful annual summer event called the Brandon Basin Bluegrass Festival.
While some might say football or baseball holds the title as America’s main sport, music lovers may argue that bluegrass music holds a very important place in the heritage of the music of our country. The use of acoustic and stringed instruments is what sets bluegrass apart from all other genres. A typical band would have the fiddle, acoustic guitar, upright bass, mandolin, and five-string banjo. Bluegrass developed in the 1940s with roots in ragtime, country, and jazz and since then several different genres have developed from the traditional bluegrass. The festival in Brandon simply celebrates the entire culture of bluegrass and it is one event the entire family will enjoy.
The festival will be held July 9-12, 2015 at the end of Basin Road. You will find plenty of food and craft concessions to keep you
stocked up, cover for rain or shine and you are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to get comfortable for several days of fantastic music. In addition to the musical guests there will be several other attractions such as Karaoke with Cowboy Steve, Cannonball Express Classic Country Concert, and spaghetti dinner. You can opt for day or weekend tickets and all pricing, schedule, and line up information can be found on the event website.
Our inn will be the perfect rest stop after each day at this great festival so book your room soon as this is a very popular local event.
Contact us for more information or book directly online. Get ready for some toe-tapping good music!

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