I got this off the Pickin’ in the pines website today
This year’s festival will be
September 18-20, 2009 • Flagstaff, Arizona
Updated information about Pickin’ in the Pines 2009
This year’s festival will be held September 18, 19 & 20, 2009, with a great lineup that includes the Gibson Brothers, the Claire Lynch Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Crooked Still and Burnett Family Bluegrass.
Even if you live in Flag, it’s still fun to take a mini vacation and camp at Tuthill. That’s what we have done for the last two years. Don’t have to worry about driving after a few drinks, plus the campground is waaay fun. Definitely something to numb late summer-TBF withdrawal syndrome.
I am so excited about Pickin’ and will be organizing the kids booth again this year. Anyone have some good ideas for some new kids crafts? …Last year we made tamborines and masks along with the regular beading, paiting, etc.
I am sooo psyched FFTM got this collaboration going with the local merchants:
“Pickin’ in Town?
We’re also trying something new this year called Pickin’ in Town. Many Flagstaff businesses have enthusiastically decided to participate by hosting “showcase” performances, or by offering discounts, promotions and other fun stuff to festival attendees. Look for Pickin’ in Town details around town and on the flyer inserted into your program when you arrive at the festival” from www.pickininthepines.org
Also has Jacksons Grill gone more to the bar end of the schtick than restaurant? I’ve noticed via Flag Live that there are more and more bands playing there. I wonder if there is any chance of a “Nightgrass-type Show” after PITP? That would be sweet since it’s within walking distance of Fort Tuthill.
This is a great little festival and a terrific alternative to other end-of-summer festivals in the 4 Corners region. I’ll be going for the 3rd year in a row and I’m totally psyched!
Headliners are The Gibson Brothers, Claire Lynch Band, Steep Canyon Rangers, Crooked Still and The Freight Hoppers. The Gibson Brothers play smokin’ traditional bluegrass.
Super-annoying family band, Burnett Family Bluegrass, is back for the 3rd year in a row, but we all need to go get something to eat at some point.
Nice camping, although there are no showers (bring your solar shower!).
The bonus is that our friends, The Tiki Bar, are the local hosts of the rocking-est festival campground party ever. And Tie Dye Party favorites, The Family Coal, from Madrid, NM, are in the band contest.
Skip the high-security event in Pagosa over Labor Day that passes for a festival. You don’t need those hassles when you’re having a good time. No one has ever stolen from my cooler at this festival, and I’ve never seen a pick get shut down by security