Sixth Annual Bluegrass for the Greenbelt Festival

Bluegrass for the GreenbeltMay 23, 2011

CONTACT:
Jennifer Gennari, Communications Director, jgennari@greenbelt.org, (415) 543-6771 ext. 318
Tanya Pinkerton, publicist, groovesf@comcast.net, (510) 669-9832

Sixth Annual Bluegrass for the Greenbelt Festival

Marley’s Ghost, The Brothers Comatose to perform June 4; pre-show and camping offered June 3

San Francisco—Join Greenbelt Alliance on June 4th for foot-stomping, hot finger-pickin’ licks, and angelic harmonics at the 6th annual Bluegrass for the Greenbelt festival. This fun-filled day of bluegrass music features two stages and kid-friendly activities at the historic Dunsmuir-Hellman Estate in the Oakland Hills.

Featured bands for this year’s lineup on the main stage include: One of the best-kept secrets in the music world, Marley’s Ghost, a wonderful combination of youth and experience; The Kathy Kallick Bandaward-winning Laurie Lewis & the Right Handsand fresh facesThe Brothers Comatose, with their debut collection, Songs from the Stoop.

The small stage will feature The Tuttles with AJ Lee and Arann Harris and The Farm Band. Find out more on bluegrassforthewww.greenbelt.org.

Bring a picnic or enjoy food and drink for sale. The Dunsmuir mansion will be open for tours, and children can enjoy pony rides, face painting, a petting zoo, and more. The event is accessible by public transit.

Intimate pre-show, jam session
New this year is the option to camp overnight on Friday, June 3, and jam with other bluegrass musicians and listen to a performance by Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally. Bring your trusty tents, gear, friends, family, musical instruments. Food will be available for sale or bring your own; no open campfires permitted. Gates open at 2 p.m. and tickets are $10; $50 for the camping and festival package. Find out more information here.

Proceeds benefit Greenbelt Alliance. For more than fifty years, Greenbelt Alliance has been working to protect the region’s natural areas and working farms and to create sustainable cities.

Date: Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, 2011
When: Gate opens at 10 a.m. Performances from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets: Advance tickets $30 ($40 at the door); children 12 and under free: Buy your tickets at www.slims-sf.com. 
Location: Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland Hills
Information: (415) 543-6771 or bluegrassforthewww.greenbelt.org

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For 50 years, Greenbelt Alliance has been the San Francisco Bay Area’s advocate for open spaces and vibrant places, with offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, San Rafael, and Santa Rosa. www.greenbelt.org 

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