April 8, 2010
Fifth Annual Bluegrass for the Greenbelt Festival
Hear legendary musicians Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen June 5
Join Greenbelt Alliance on June 5 for foot-stomping, hot licks, and soulful harmonics at the 5th 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.
Headlining the festival are Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, two legendary country rock pioneers with bluegrass roots. Hillman is a former bassist for The Byrds and Pedersen is formerly of the Desert Rose Band. Also featured are boundary-bending hot upstarts Crooked Still, The Wronglers, and award-winning Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands.
The small stage will feature The Tuttle Family with A.J. Lee, Nell Robinson and Red Level, and A.J. Downing & Buick6. Find out more on Facebook.
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 with free bio-shuttle rides from the BART
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: Saturday, June 5, 2010
When: Gate opens at 10 a.m. Performances 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tickets: $40 ($45 at the door); children 12 and under free
Location: Dunsmuir-Hellman Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Dr., Oakland
Information: Tickets at www.slims-sf.com
(415) 543-6771 or ww.bluegrassforthewww.greenbelt.org
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