Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton
Pemi 2014 is taking shape. There's lots of great music coming down the pike for every Bluegrass flavor and plenty of Festival improvements in store for you.
We are putting together some great deals for 2014 such as discounted campground rates for early campers and local attraction discounts on Kayak rentals for Pemi River trips.
We are improving our Sugar Shack Campground amenities with the addition of portable hot showers and onsite potable water. More than 6 hours of additional music have been added to the schedule. We are also working to improve online ticketing to include Festival admission as well as campsite selection.
We know that despite your best efforts you can't be at the stage for every show and we don't want you to miss a single minute of great music so we'll be broadcasting the show throughout the campground on your FM radio dial. Bring an FM radio and batteries!
Tony Watts' Pemi Bluegrass University will return this year, bring your instruments and make your plans reservations for this year's sessions, 2014 details will be forthcoming.
Rosewood Sound, who did a phenomenal job on our sound for 2013 will be back for 2014 to bring you the best acoustic music sound available anywhere!
For 2014 you'll also notice a new selection of food vendors. We are working to get more vendors who will provide an excellent variety of healthy choices to tempt your pallet.
Pemi (Pickers Enjoy Music Intensely) has always been known as Pickers' Paradise for its' awesome round the clock campsite picking and for the incredible array of talented musicians found playing at nearly every campsite. Something about the White Mountains, the clean air and The Pemigewasset River just seems to make the creative juices flow naturally.
Never been to Pemi? Here's what Bluegrass Blogger Ted Lehmann had to say:
"There seems to be almost unlimited space for rigs and setups of any size to camp at Sugar Shack. Whether you prefer quiet and shade or more wide open settings, there are wonderful sites to choose from. As I stood on the plateau and looked around, I could see no buildings on the hill sides. This area's natural beauty has not been destroyed by rampant development. What a pleasure!"
"...From our appearance at the festival office tent to our leaving just after curfew at 10:00 PM, we were treated as long lost family members as we were welcomed and introduced to the marvelous facility having enormous potential for development into a world class home for a well-run, jammer and listener friendly bluegrass festival."
IBMA Nominated Bluegrass Print/Media Person of the Year
To get a real taste of Pemi
Read & See Ted's Lehmann's entire Pemi Blog entry here.