The 19th annual Ossipee Valley Music Festival
Thursday July 27 – Sunday July 30, 2017
Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, 291 S. Hiram Road, Hiram ME
The 19th annual Ossipee Valley Music Festival is Maine’s ultimate celebration of blue grass, roots, americana, folk, jazz, and country music over four magical days. Free tickets for kids 17 and under, free tent camping (rv hookups available). Nosh on local food, quench your thirst in the beer and cider tent, and enjoy yoga, workshops, dances, campfire jamming, and lots of family fun. Only 45 minutes from Portland or 2 hours from Boston, in Hiram Maine.
STEEP CANYON RANGERS
BRITTANY HAAS & JORDAN TICE
HARVEY REID & JOYCE ANDERSEN
RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET
ANNA & ELIZABETH
CELIA WOODSMITH & FRIENDS
BILL AND THE BELLES
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
NEW ENGLAND BLUEGRASS
THE STRAY BIRDS
HORSESHOES & HAND GRENADES
OLD SALT UNION
LOREN & MARK
KIDS 17 AND UNDER ARE FREE
ALL DAY KIDS ACTIVITIES, FREE KIDS MUSIC CAMP FRI-SUN
Tickets: $25-$55 for a day pass, $90-$145 for multi-day passes. Special “After Dark” tickets available for Friday and Saturday night 6PM-1AM, they are $20 off the full day price.
Camping: RV Hookups Available, beautiful flat campsites nestled in the tall pines. Tent camping is free!
Other fun: beer tent, local food, artisan vendors, yoga, workshops, dances, local swimming, & kids activities all day.
Daily Headliner Bio’s
Saturday: The Steep Canyon Rangers-High powered bluegrass and jam grass, this grammy winning band has recently found acclaim as Steve Martin’s band.
Saturday: Nellie McKay – Inimitable songstress, actress, comedian, storyteller. Her career has spanned everything from an album of Doris Day covers, to an acclaimed musical biography of band leader Billy Tipton, which was acclaimed by the New York Times as one of the best concerts of the year.
Friday: Sierra Hull – Sierra was nominated for a roots music grammy in 2016 at the young age of 25! With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best, her latest album featuring production by Béla Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster.
Friday: Hot Club of Cowtown A thrilling high energy act,The Hot Club has always woven a combination of seemingly disparate styles together to its own magical effect, setting up camp “at that crossroads where country meets jazz and chases the blues away” (The Independent), remaining “conscious always that above all else, the music is for dancing and an old-fashioned good time” (New York Times).
Thursday: Fémina – Fémina hails from Argentina, with lyrics all in spanish, their sound incorporates a variety of genres, including rumba, cumbia, candombe, and bolero. They are touring the world, with a mission promoting love and equality across culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation.
Sunday: Rhythm Future Quartet – Gypsy Jazz at its best! The acoustic jazz ensemble, Rhythm Future Quartet has a straightforward agenda: to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive and expanding in today’s musical universe. The virtuosic foursome, named for a Django Reinhardt tune, offers up a newly minted sound, influenced by the classic Hot Club of France, yet wholly contemporary. Garnering critical acclaim, their latest album, Travels, was picked as one of the Best jazz albums of 2016 by All About Jazz and the Huffington Post.