"Our opinion: Bluegrass fest caps special summer of art, music" - Manchester Journal

"Our opinion: Bluegrass fest caps special summer of art, music" - Manchester Journal

More than a few times over the weekend at the Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, locals were heard to say "this is exactly what this town needed."

"Despite weather, bluegrass fest draws crowd to Manchester" - Manchester Journal

"Despite weather, bluegrass fest draws crowd to Manchester" - Manchester Journal

By Greg Sukiennik, Manchester Journal

MANCHESTER — The first word that came to Jill Turpin's mind on Sunday afternoon was "gratitude."
That was how the co-founder of the Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival summed up the experience of the inaugural concert weekend, about five minutes after the final chord of the Grateful Dead standard "Ripple" had been played on the main stage by all the musicians who were still on the grounds, with organizers Jill and John Turpin as special guest vocalists.

"Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival 'like coming home'" - Berkshire Eagle

"Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival 'like coming home'" - Berkshire Eagle

By Telly Halkias, BWSV Correspondent

MANCHESTER, Vt. — When Sierra Hull hears the word "bluegrass," images of a warm, sultry day in her home state of Tennessee come to mind. Good thing, though, for the up-and-coming vocalist, guitarist and mandolin player that image — and the music that inspires it — can transcend state lines with a country-wide following.

"Bluegrass in the Green Mountains" - Bennington Banner

"Bluegrass in the Green Mountains" - Bennington Banner

By Cherise Madigan, Journal correspondent

MANCHESTER — The Northshire will be humming and strumming with acoustic melodies on Aug. 16-19, when the inaugural Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots Festival rolls into Manchester's Hunter Park. 

#SundaySpotlight ~ Our local Musicicans

#SundaySpotlight ~ Our local Musicicans

One of the most important aspects of Green Mountain Bluegrass and Roots is the focus on the community centric feeling of the event. From the food trucks to the vendors and the artists, we pride ourselves on highlighting how vibrant this area is for the arts (be it musical, visual or culinary!).


#SundaySpotlight~ The women of GMBR

#SundaySpotlight~ The women of GMBR

We are honored and humbled that some of the most impressive and, well, rockin’ gals we know will be joining us this year for the inaugural Green Mountain Bluegrass & Roots Festival. Words truly cannot describe how awesome these musicians are, so you’ll just have to come out to GMBR this August and see for yourself!

Bluegrass festival coming to Manchester

Bluegrass festival coming to Manchester

By Greg Sukiennik, Manchester Journal

MANCHESTER — The Northshire has a new music festival scheduled for this summer, thanks to a couple with a passion for bluegrass and traditional roots music, and do-it-yourself experience in putting that music on stage. 

For The Love Of It All: An Interview With Jill Turpin Of Green Mountain Bluegrass And Roots Festival

For The Love Of It All: An Interview With Jill Turpin Of Green Mountain Bluegrass And Roots Festival

by Brian Carroll - Red Line Roots

Festivals come and festivals go... And in the bluegrass realm, fests like Grey Fox, Freshgrass, Rocky Grass and Winter Wondergrass have made it equally as exciting to see artists on stage as it is to sit in your camp ground and pick with new friends. Well, there is a new kid on the block this year and if there is one thing we can say about it, that is: it is all about the love of the music and those creating it.