Who’s Pickin’ in Maine Bluegrass


Maine Bluegrass Tradition

Blistered Fingers — Maine Bluegrass Festival

From a recent Email Blast:

Hello Dear Friends,

Happy Spring Everyone! Well it was a week ago, weather wise! Just a reminder that the deadline for both June & August $85/person Blistered Fingers 4 day Weekend Advance Tickets is before Midnight April 1st. This is a savings of $15/ticket. Make sure to check all the bands listed on the flyers below and place your order on line with your credit card or you can send a check by mail with a self-addressed envelope Post Office dated no later than April 1st. Kids 16 & under are FREE. Power is only $35 for your entire stay, not per day. Camping is FREE with weekend tickets Thursday thru 10:00 am Monday morning. Early bird camping is only $10/night per camper not per person starting 8:00 am on Sunday morning until Wednesday before each festival… You must purchase your Early Bird camping and Power Hookups at the gate.

Also don’t forget to sign the kids up for the Kids Academy. If they already have a Blistered Fingers Kids Academy Shirt don’t forget to bring it with you.

We look forward to seeing you this upcoming festival season. “Don’t just hear about it, come experience it”.

Keep smiling and your toes tapping!
Love, Greg & Sandy

Please continue to check our website and Facebook for up to date information and ticket sales. www.blisteredfingers.com.



We are thrilled to be bringing Mighty Poplar- an outstanding all-star roots project featuring Andrew Marlin of Watchhouse, Noam Pikelny and Chris Eldridge of Punch Brothers, Leftover Salmon bassist Greg Garrison and fiddler Alex Hargreaves of Billy Strings fame- to the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival stage.

Regarded as some of the finest players of their generation, the playing is never showy and always in service of the song. Though Pikelny, Eldridge, Garrison all knew each other from their early work with Punch Brothers, impromptu backstage jams with Marlin at festivals across the country were the key that unlocked the project that became a 2024 Grammy nominated album.

Mighty Poplar has captured the fierce and playful energy of an all-night jam between old friends who just happen to be grandmasters of the music and they will bring that to the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Festival stage on Friday, August 30.


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Calendar courtesy of the Maine Bluegrass Music Association