All You Need To Know To Go To The Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival This Weekend

The Quesenberry Family & The Music Medics present:
The 8th Annual
Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival
October 11-13, 2013
The Historic Franklin Ranch, Gilroy, CA.

Fun: The Brown Barn Bluegrass Festival is now 8 years old.  Small, fun, and easy, this is a good way to enjoy bluegrass music with your bluegrass friends as our Northern California outdoor festival season comes to a close. The festival is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society and is a memorial to festival founder and visionary bluegrass icon — the late Jake Quesenberry. This year, there will be a memorial jam for the late Shirley Tudor.

Camping: Festival camping begins Friday at Noon, October 11 and ends on Sunday evening, October 13.  Free dry camping is included in your multi-day ticket donation. Dogs on a leash are allowed in camp, but not in the audience area.

Sound: Professional sound by Dave Neilsen.

Band Schedule:

FRIDAY, October 11

An Open Mike will precede the scheduled performances on Friday afternoon.

Jake Quesenberry

Jake Quesenberry

6:00 — Steep Ravine

7:00 — California Pearly Blue

8:00 — Bean Creek

9:00 — Pleasant Valley Boys

SATURDAY, October 12

11:00am — The Sisters Grim

Noon — One Grass Two Grass Red Grass Blue Grass

1:00pm — The Dim Lights

2:00 — Banjo Fiddle

3:00 — The Drifter Sisters

4:00 — Pine Ridge

5:00 — Dinner Break

gilroy-area-map6:00 — Cherry Pickers

7:00 — Central Valley Boys

8:00 — Alhambra Valley Band

9:00 — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

10:00 — Windy Hill

SUNDAY, October 13

10:00am — Pine Ridge

11:00 — New Dog Old Tricks (Scott Gates)

Noon — Cliff Compton & Mountain Top


There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

barn-logo3-Day (includes camping) $60

Saturday (non-camping) $40

Friday or Sunday (non-camping) $20

Children 12 & under — FREE

Limited hook-ups extra, ask at gate about senior and youth discounts, and Strawberry Tickertholder discount.

Weather: Perfect! Sunny, dry, and beautiful. FRI: High 73, Low 47, SAT: High 75, Low 49, SUN: High 76, Low 48.

Directions: Gilroy is south of San Jose. Take the  Masten Exit from Highway 101 and go west a short distance. Turn left (south) just past the railroad tracks on Monterey Road and go a short distance to the first left (east), Rucker Avenue and cross the tracks. The Franklin Ranch is on the right.

The Franklin Ranch
170 Rucker Avenue
Gilroy, CA.

Services and Supplies: Bring chairs. Food will be available from the BBQ by the volunteers from E. Clampus Vitus onsite throughout the festival. Gas, food stores, restaurants, and more are available a short distance north on Monterey Road in Morgan Hill, or south on Monterey Road in Gilroy.

Official Festival Website

Strawberry Ticketholder Discount

Shirley Tudor Memorial Jam

And Remember…All Of Your Friends Will Be There!

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