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The FreshGrass Foundation is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to preserving, supporting and creating innovative grassroots music.

We produce FreshGrass Festivals in North Adams, MA and Bentonville, AR; we publish No Depression, the quarterly journal of roots music; we publish and stream Folk Alley, the 24-hour online listening for roots music; we are a founding partner of Artists At Work, a program that provides living wages for living artists; we administer the Steve Martin Banjo Prize, a prestigious award founded by Steve Martin (actor/comedian) that recognizes an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in banjo; operate and manage Studio 9 in North Adams, MA, a state-of-the-art recording studio and venue; and we offer a variety of grants, commissions, and awards to roots musicians.

FreshGrass is committed to making our organization completely sustainable and carbon neutral. Learn more about our green pledge by reading our FreshGrass Manifesto.

Stay tuned for updates as we continue to grow!