The Heritage 2nd Annual Philly Bluegrass Festival Sponsored by Founders Brewing Co.

Yes, Philly’s annual bluegrass throw-down is back for 2019! Read on for all the pickin’ details.

Poster design by Revival Letterpress

Presented by Heritage and Philly Bluegrass, the festival is sponsored by Founders Brewing Co. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $15 per person. 100% of proceeds will go to the musicians and Philly Bluegrass, a not-for-profit project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia. Donations can be made online now or at the door.

Both dads and non-dads alike will be treated to performances by some of the area’s top bluegrass acts and a headlining set by Grammy™ nominee and Nonesuch recording artist Michael Daves. After the performances, rising Pennsylvania bluegrass act Serene Green will host an open on-stage bluegrass jam. Ian Zolitor, host of the Folk Show on WXPN-FM, will perform Master of Ceremonies duties. See the full schedule below or check out the Spotify playlist of performing artists.

Note: admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to arrive early to ensure entrance.


1:15pm – Ian & Liana
2:15pm – The Jersey Corn Pickers
3:15pm – Marc Silver & Bobby Baxmeyer
4:15pm – The High and Wides
5:15pm – River Bones Band
6:15pm – Serene Green
7:15pm – Michael Daves
8:30pm – Bluegrass Jam, hosted By Serene Green

Heritage will serve brunch from 10:30am-3pm. Reserve a table for brunch via the Heritage website or by calling 215-627-7500. Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the day. Heritage is located at 914 N. 2nd Street in Northern Liberties. Non-permit street parking is available on Sundays in the neighborhood, which is also easily accessed via the Spring Garden stop on the Market-Frankford Line.

About Philly Bluegrass

Philly Bluegrass™ is the community for bluegrass and roots music in the Philadelphia area. A fiscally-sponsored project of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, Philly Bluegrass builds community around bluegrass music through its online and in-person programming. Philly Bluegrass’ mission is to promote the creation, performance, and appreciation of bluegrass and roots music in Philadelphia and its surrounding regions.

About Heritage

Jason Evenchik’s sixth restaurant venture (he also owns Vintage, Time, Bar, Garage, and Tiki) in Philadelphia, on 2nd Street in Northern Liberties. Jason has teamed up again with business partner Terrance Leach, as well as General Manager Christine Castro and Executive Chef Mackenzie Hilton, to create a modern rustic restaurant with a seasonal locally-sourced menu, complemented by an extensive bar program, live music, and an urban garden. Heritage features over 30 rotating craft beers on draft, draft cocktails, and monthly events featuring breweries from all over the country.