Hosted by The Infamous Stringdusters, this one-of-a-kind festival brings together great bands from bluegrass, folk, world beat, jazz, and a few genres that nobody has named yet. Of course, our friend Travis Book from The Infamous Stringdusters and his wife Sarah Siskind are back. (Click their names to read great interviews that they both gave in 2010.) This year, they've brought new pals like acoustic pioneer David Grisman, modern bluegrass band Emmitt-Nershi Band, and the band with perhaps the best name ever Giant Panda Guerrilla Dub Squad.
Music is just the start. The Festy wouldn't be The Festy without a little outdoor fun, like scaling a rock climbing wall, sitting around a late night bonfire, and drinking locally brewed beer under a bright autumn sky. If you're in the area, head down for a great weekend of music and local eats. If your not nearby, take a peak at this video from 2010 and start planning your Festy 2012 road trip now!