There’s a full afternoon of fun on the Blue Marble Stage!
Grateful Bluegrass Boys
Grateful Bluegrass Boys are an acoustic string band from the Santa Cruz/SF Bay Area. Their primary mission is to get the audience singing and dancing along to beloved songs one might…or might not expect from a string band. Their first CD includes songs by Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Nash, The Eagles, and the Grateful Dead.
While the name of the band references the Grateful Dead, gratitude is at the core of the band. They feel incredibly fortunate to play music for people all over the country and keep their set lists fresh and diverse.
Recent shows include music by Ray Charles, Dire Straits, Neil Young, the Cars and more! The band also has a healthy respect for traditional Bluegrass and one can expect fiddle tunes and raucous Bluegrass songs.They have shared the stage with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Lukas Nelson, Bill Nershi, and many more incredible musicians. gratefulbluegrass.com
Achilles Wheel Quartet
Paul Kamm, Jonny Mojo, Mark McCartney and Shelby Snow are singer/songwriters and frontmen of the Northern California Roots and World Music/Rock and Roll jam band, Achilles Wheel. As an acoustic trio they bring the same high energy and engaging stage presence to a quieter place, combining a bit of Country and Bluegrass to the band’s famously hard driving sound. But it’s the infectious quality of their songwriting that really shines in this setting, and the diverse nature of it as well. The guys work off of each other, actively looking for and pushing to find the most in whatever song they’re playing. www.achilleswheel.com
- Don’t forget to bring your low back festival chair and a blanket for seating.
- Be sure to have cash on hand for our vendors!
- Bringing your own water bottle + beer cup from last year’s festival is a must. (Your own snacks and drinks are OK!)
- Wear your festival attire (remember, the Butterfly theme!) – wings, sparkles, costumes, etc!