The FreshGrass festival started in 2011 as a small celebration and combination of innovative roots music and modern art in North Adams, MA. It has steadily grown each year and become a year-round community. In 2013, we acquired the No Depression online community, rebuilt the website over several years and introduced the quarterly print version in 2015. In 2016, we began offering commissions and grants to both emerging and established artists in roots music. Finally, in 2017 we re-organized our structure and became a 501(c)(3) to better support the music we love.