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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.

Stay tuned for updates as we continue to grow!