2016 Philly Folk Fest Bluegrass Rundown

Folk! We’ve waited all year for this. Today, the Philadelphia Folk Festival returns to the Old Poole Farm for its 55th annual edition. And it looks like the Philadelphia Folksong Society is bringing its ‘A’ game in 2016,  with one of the strongest lineups in years—including a heavy dose of bluegrass. Here are some of this year’s bluegrass highlights. (Full schedule and tickets available at pfs.org.)


Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers

1:30PM, Lobby Stage

Damn Tall Buildings

3:00PM, Lobby Stage

Sparkle Pony

3:45PM, Lobby Stage


Bluegrass Band Workshop

11:00AM, Craft Stage

Featuring Michael Beaky, Daniel S. Bower, Mike Hlatky, Isaac Stanford, Justin Stevenson, and Sarah Larsen.


A Conversation with Del & Dawg

12:00PM, Culture Tent

Banjo Styles

1:30PM, Tank Stage

Featuring members of Groovemama, Marc Silver & The Stonethrowers, and Roger Sprung.


The Stray Birds

8:30PM, Martin Guitar Main Stage

Del & Dawg

9:50PM, Martin Guitar Main Stage

The Wood Brothers

10:50PM, Martin Guitar Main Stage


Old Time & Bluegrass Jam

1:00PM, Craft Stage

Featuring members of The Stray Birds, Roger Sprung & the Progressive Bluegrassers, Groovemama, and Festival Bluegrass Band.

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

6:45PM, Martin Guitar Main Stage

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