Monday, January 6, 2014

Winter Village Bluegrass Festival_January 24 - 26

Now in its 4th year, the Winter Village Bluegrass Festival continues to bring the best acts in bluegrass music to Ithaca and the Finger Lakes. Our festival home, La Tourelle Resort, is a music lover’s paradise and great place to spend a January weekend. This year, Winter Village is excited to move the Saturday Night Big Show to the historic State Theatre of Ithaca, our community’s favorite music room. Join us for a weekend of hot music during our coldest month!


This year, our headliner artists, the Claire Lynch Band and Balsam Range, are among the best bands in Bluegrass and Americana music. Claire Lynch is the 2013 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year and Balsam Range has the 2013 IBMA Recording of the Year. Rounding out the Winter Village lineup is the Molly Tuttle Trio an exciting young trio from California by way of Boston and the Berkelee College of Music, Northern PA superpickers The Hickory Project, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, Chad Darou & Stealing Time, and Paris Texas featuring Bobby Henrie.


Saturday Night Big Show at the State Theatre
We are excited to move the Saturday Night Big Show to the historic State Theatre of Ithaca. Enjoy festival headliners the Claire Lynch Band and Balsam Range, along with the Molly Tuttle Trio, the first annual Winter Village Youth Fiddle Orchestra, and many other surprises. Tickets for the concert cost $35 for Gold Circle Seats, $25 for reserved seating, and $20 for the Balcony Bleacher seats.

Dewitt Park Inn House Concert: Saturday, 1:00 – 4:00pm
The Dewitt Park Inn is hosting an intimate house concert on Saturday afternoon with the Claire Lynch Band, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, and Chad Darou & Stealing time from 1 – 4pm. Seating is limited to 60 festival weekend pass holders.

Dinner Music before the Big Show: Saturday, 5 – 6:30pm
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Moosewood Restaurant on Saturday, January 25 with Chad Darou & Stealing Time unplugged. Moosewood is kindly offering 10% discounts to ticket holders and is a Winter Village sponsor, feeding the Saturday Big Show performers with some of their fine vegetarian cuisine!! Or visit the newly restored Argos Inn for a happy hour unplugged performance by Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys.

Ithaca Youth Fiddle Orchestra – Saturday, 10am All Day
Sign up your young fiddler or violinist for the 1st annual Winter Village Fiddle Orchestra. It’s a full day of group lessons including lunch and healthy snacks, then a performance at the Saturday night Big Show at the State Theatre. It should be a memorable experience for these young musicians, their parents/caregivers, and those in attendance at the State Theatre.


Types of Tickets Available
WEEKEND PASS – 3 DAYS: ( Friday, Saturday and Sunday) $75
2 DAY PASS (Saturday & Sunday) $50
SATURDAY NIGHT BIG SHOW: Gold Circle Seating $35
Where to Purchase Tickets
Tickets for Winter Village are sold exclusively through the State Theatre box office. The box office is located at 105 West State Street/MLK JR and open from Tuesday-Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm. For information contact the State Theatre Box Office at 607-277-8283, Purchase tickets online at

La Tourelle is filled but we have arranged for great festival packages at three downtown inns all within walking distance of the State Theatre – the Holiday Inn, the Dewitt Park Inn, and Argos Inn. Visit for room rates and special promotional packages. If you reserve a room at any downtown location, you will receive a 25% discount on your 2 or 3 day festival passes.

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