Friday, Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m.—SOUTH POMFRET—Suicide Six Ski Area and ArtisTree Community Arts Center bid a celebratory farewell to summer with an outdoor bluegrass festival at the ski area’s base lodge on Friday, Aug. 31. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with free lift rides available for concertgoers until 6:15 p.m.
Musical performances kick off with the festival opener Deadgrass at 6:30 p.m. followed by the headliner Hot Flannel All-Stars at 8 p.m.
ArtisTree Community Arts Center will host a children’s craft tent with face painting. Additional activities will be provided by the Upper Valley Waldorf School. Food and drink, including barbecue and brews, will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $28 in advance or $35 at the door. Children under 12 years old are free. To purchase tickets, visit artistreevt.org.
The Hot Flannel All-Stars perform soul-lifting, acoustic “newgrass” music with style interweaves of folk, jazz, rock, Americana and Cajun genres. Vermont-born Patrick Ross, the front man, is a fifth-generation fiddler whose French roots inspire his tunes. Patrick thrills audiences with his captivating instrument playing and storytelling. Doug Perkins on guitar, Matt Schrag on mandolin, and Pat Melvin on bass complete the Hot Flannel quartet.
Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C. Lanzbom joined forces to form Deadgrass. The string band celebrates the musical world of Jerry Garcia, performing on the instruments that first inspired the iconic musician. Banjo player Russell Gottlieb and fiddler Michael Barrett Donovan roundout the ensemble.
Suicide Six Downhill Ski Area is located at 247 Stage Road, South Pomfret.
For concert and ticket information, visit artistreevt.org.
Photo courtesy of Suicide Six
Hot Flannel All-Stars