Highfield Hall & Gardens will host its ninth annual Bluegrass Festival Sunday, August 11, from 2 to 5 PM. The free family festival is sponsored by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.
The festival headliner is Honeysuckle, a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Composed of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns and Chris Bloniarz, the group won “Best Folk Artist of the Year” in 2018 at the Boston Music Awards. The band just released its new album, “Fire Starter.”
CrabGrass Bluegrass Band, Cape Cod’s premier bluegrass band, will join the afternoon lineup. The band is composed of Les Beavan on banjo, Chris Miner on mandolin, Dan Fortier on guitar, Katy Box on fiddle and Ted Mello on bass.
Guests can bring a picnic or purchase food and beverages from the Barking Claw and Chariot Pizza on site.
Highfield Hall & Gardens is at 56 Highfield Drive in Falmouth. Parking at the Hall is limited. Premier parking is available in the Highfield lots for $10 per car on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available at the Cape Cod Curling Club, Falmouth Academy and the Falmouth Bus Depot.
Attendees are encouraged to carpool, bike or take the WHOOSH Trolley to the Falmouth Bus Depot on Highfield Drive.