Musicians often cultivate a dynamic stage persona by filling their shows with multiple costume changes, elaborate choreography, and family-vacation slideshows. Feast your eyes and ears on a thrilling performance with today's GrouponLive deal: for $34, you get a weekend pass to FreshGrass: A Festival of Bluegrass + Art at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25 (up to a $68 value). The festival kicks off at 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
MASS MoCA, experts at curating contemporary art in both indoor and outdoor settings, will host eight bluegrass acts and nine shows in intimate, art-filled spaces. The museum's first bluegrass festival features up-and-coming pluckers as well as seasoned stars, with a roster including The Infamous Stringdusters, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Del McCoury. Fiddling kicks off on Saturday with an evening performance by David Mayfield at The Speed Way, an outdoor extension of the museum that showcases three new works of art and avant-garde asphalt meadow landscaping, which is ideal for sustaining herds of robotic cattle. The revelry then shifts into the museum's spacious Hunter Center and courtyard and carries over into Sunday, when Ramblin' Jug Stompers serenade their favorite brush strokes in art-festooned gallery space.
Although Mass MoCA sometimes offers student discounts online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
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North Adams, Massachusetts 01247