November 14, 2011 | Comments: 0

Bluegrass In the Park

Annie Reuter of CBS New reports on MSP’s first-ever bluegrass festival, Bluegrass in the Park .

CBS New York

September 17, 2011

The inaugural Bluegrass In the Park concert will hit New York’s Madison Square Park this Saturday. Hosted by Mad. Sq. Music: Studio Series, from 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. music fans can treat their ears and stomachs to five bluegrass acts and food offered by Fatty Crew.

“Madison Square Park has a long history of presenting folk, blues, Americana and country,” said Mike Rucker, director of communications for the park. ”We have found that despite all the many amazing musical offerings city residents have to choose from, these types of traditional American music genres are surprisingly unrepresented.

Two-time Grammy Award winners Nashville Bluegrass Band are just one of the groups that will perform. Previously, the ensemble has played the White House and around the world in locations such as China, Iraq, Bangladesh and Bahrain. Disguised as the Soggy Bottom Boys, they also collaborated on the multi-platinum soundtrack for the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?