“Bluegrass has brought more people together and made more friends than any music in the world. You meet people at festivals and renew acquaintances year after year”

Bill Monroe

Over here at Gary Hayes Country, we write about 275 festivals from many genre of music, and all over America. We scour the festival websites and social media for all of these different festivals, and groups.

Podunk is one of those festivals currently on their 24th year in 2021. Like many of the festivals I have done articles for this past week, they are TITANS of the Bluegrass festival circuit. They are juggernauts of the Bluegrass world, and I’m super proud to write articles for them.

They have the main stage for the bands, and regional acts on the showcase stage. There are so many other things to do at this one folks, and it’s one of the more prominent northeastern festivals.

It’s also one of the more popular festivals for what they call “back porch picking” which usually happens at every festival, but they actually designate an entire area for it. Every festival usually has campfire jams at each one, to be honest some of the best songs I’ve heard at festivals were intimate settings.

As with other festivals, I’m going to be launching other articles for them…and many, many more!


Our confidence is growing daily.  The vaccination schedule for all adults in CT has been moved up a month to April 1st and the governor is expected to announce new loosening of restrictions in the next week or so.
Here’s Where We Stand at the Moment
  • Our talent team has worked very hard to bring back the same great lineup you were expecting in 2020 with only a couple adjustments. Click HERE to see the Main Stage artist list
  • We have frozen our ticket prices through June 30th.  None of the normal price escalations will take place this spring.
  • We are extending our no-fee ticket offer through the month of April.  If you buy the tickets directly on the Podunk site HERE now through April 30th instead of through Eventbrite we will absorb the fees.
  • Ticket sales have been brisk all month (30 AMP electric service is nearly sold out) so with the possibility that we might have to limit ticket sales based on state mandates at the time we suggest that you don’t wait too long to order.
  • We have decided to open up volunteer submissions.  Go ahead and pick your crew but be aware that due to possible changes in how we might have to operate in August we may need to shuffle things around.   Go here to get your name in – VOLUNTEER LINK
  • If we are a go we will of course take all the precautions necessary to keep everyone safe including strict enforcement of what ever mask and spacing mandates will be in place at the time.  The festival may look different but the music will sound the same.
Support Podunk’s Veterans Appreciation Day at next year’s festival by purchasing this unbleached 100% cotton face mask embroidered with the Podunk logo.All masks are lined and have adjustable ear bands, copper nose wires and a filter pocket for a custom fit. Handcrafted by a local Connecticut sewist.
Free shipping and handling.
Limited quantities available at this time.
Applications are now being accepted for vendor spaces.
For more information go HERE or contact our Vendor Coordinator Mary at vendors@podunkbluegrass.com 
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