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souped up blues grass bash!

january 12th & 13th

(DAY 1)

deadgrass

(DAY 2)

wool hats

hitch & the giddyup

longmeadow bluegrass

the meadows brothers

sponsored by

Wow, do we have a weekend planned for you! It's Endless Summer at the MAC...it's an indoor weekend music festival that'll warm your heart...it's a Souped Up Blues Grass Bash! Say that 5 times fast :) and start rehearsing for our CONTEST:  #soupedupbluesgrassbash***

On Saturday, January 12th, come and hear Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece string band celebration interpreting the music of Jerry Garcia & the Dead.

On Sunday, January 13th, enjoy an indoor summer music festival featuring four amazing blues and bluegrass bands*, nearly 4 hours of music, free soups & breads from area restaurants, and a cash bar.

It’s a fantastic way to forget about a cold January weekend in the dead of winter! We guarantee this weekend will make you feel all warm inside.

Wool HatsHitch & the GiddyupLongmeadow Bluegrass, and headliners: The Meadows Brothers will all be with us on january 13th

Come to one or both events

Bundle your tickets for $15 off = $60 for five awesome bands over two days!
Special overnight package deal with Milford Hampton Inn available!!!

  • jan 12 deadgrass $30 reserved seating

  • jan 13 festival with 4 bands $45 general admission (see below)

  • jan 12 & 13 deadgrass and festival package $60

    Note: must call for tickets for jan 12/13 package deal 203.878.6647

    Special $89 Rate at The Hampton Inn available for out of town guests. Be sure to click “BOOK ROOM” CODE BGB CLICK HERE

saturday, january 12th

Come and hear the amazingly talented Deadgrass band. It's an acoustic five piece string band celebration interpreting the music of Jerry Garcia! Straight from NYC, Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces with Michael Donovan/fiddle, vocals, Russ Gottlieb/banjo, and David Richards/bass, vocals.

Web music authority, All Music Guide, calls Matt Turk "...an artist to be reckoned with." Matt is a seasoned recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, eternal idealist and compassionate peace loving realist. Based out of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, Matt is a veteran performer who has engaged audiences around the world. He has shared the stage with Pete Seeger and opened for Judy Collins, The Doobie Brothers, Fiona Apple, the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and more. He has performed throughout the USA, Europe, Israel and the Caribbean, appearing at festivals including Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, Gathering of the Vibes, Atlanta's Music Midtown, Jazz at Lincoln Center and venues including The Beacon Theatre and Brooklyn Bowl.

Grammy award winner C Lanzbom has spent years as a studio and touring guitarist. Well traveled in the Middle East, C absorbed Israel-Arabic musical rhythms of the region, fusing these ancient tones with the rock and roll he grew up with along the Jersey shore. C's performing, writing, engineering and producing credits include his own internationally acclaimed band Soulfarm, American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox, Shlomo Carlbach, and Pete Seeger with Bruce Springsteen. C also has numerous television and film song placements. When not touring, C runs and owns Sherwood Ridge Studio, a state-of-the-art recording facility just north of New York City. C brings his unique sound around the world and his affection and passion for Jerry Garcia's music has been a major influence.

Fiddler Michael Barrett Donovan is a student-composer, music educator and multi-instrumentalist from the north coast of California currently living in Brooklyn. He employs his skills in writing music for composition competitions, copy-work, teaching lessons, and gigging.

Bassist Dave Richards has recorded and performed with The Indigo Girls, Rosanne Cash, Marshall Crenshaw, Buster Poindexter, Madeline Peyroux, Jewel, Richie Havens and others. He has toured throughout Europe, Canada and the US, appearing at Ottawa Jazz, Toronto Blues festival and Austin City Limits festivals. Born in Palo Alto, California, at the age of 17 he was playing jazz five nights a week in Orlando, Florida with Billy Peebles, the drummer for Ray Charles on many classic Atlantic recordings. Dave lives with his wife, singer-songwriter, Jane Kelly Williams and daughter in Northern NJ .

Banjo player Russell Gottlieb brings a wistful and propulsive sound to the banjo by drawing on influences ranging from rock to jazz and bluegrass to minimalism, without adhering too closely to stereotypes. Russell has toured extensively in the US as a founding member of the New Jersey based The Brummy Brothers, appearing at the Gathering of the Vibes, Catskill Chill, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Brooklyn Bowl, Nectar's, and World Cafe Live, opening for Melvin Seals and JGB, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, and Leftover Salmon, to name a few. Additionally, Russell has worked on several studio recordings as a leader and sideman and continues to perform with various groups in the greater NYC and Philadelphia areas., vocals, Russ Gottlieb/banjo, and David Richards/bass, vocals.

deadgrass info

Note: must call for tickets for jan 12/13 package deal 203.878.6647

Special $89 Rate at The Hampton Inn available for out of town guests. Be sure to click “BOOK ROOM” CODE BGB CLICK HERE

sunday, january 13th

Wool HatsHitch & the GiddyupLongmeadow Bluegrass, and headliners: The Meadows Brothers will come together for an incredible mini-festival complete, with tasty soups and breads from all over Milford. We guarantee this weekend will make you feel all warm inside.

Note: must call for tickets for jan 12 & 13 package deal 203.878.6647

Special $89 Rate at The Hampton Inn available for out of town guests. Be sure to click “BOOK ROOM” CODE BGB CLICK HERE

***Souped Up Blues Grass Bash Contest***


1 - Follow us on FB (Milford Arts Council) & Instagram (milford.arts) for a chance to win two free tickets! 

2 - Say #soupedupbluesgrassbash 5 times fast

3 - Post It & Tag Us

4 - Fastest & Funniest Wins Every Friday!


With much gratitude to Berchem Moses PC for sponsoring the MAC Live series

and a big thank you to Hampton Inn & Suites for partnering with us to bring our out of town guests a special hotel rate of $89