Little Falls, NY—The Bluegrass, Bikes & BBQ Festival co-sponsored by the City of Little Falls Tourism Committee and the YMCA released the details of their first annual bluegrass event today. It will be a free, continuous music concert on September 7th, 2019 from 2 pm to 11 pm at historic Canal Place in Little Falls, NY. A ticketed performance at Canal Side Inn on September 8th from 3 pm to 5 pm is also on tap. It’s a weekend filled with music, food, and fun.

“We’re excited about bringing the bluegrass genre to our community with five extraordinary bands this year, some coming from as far away as Washington State,” commented Event Director, David E. Warner.

Bluegrass music originated in the 1940s with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys and has withstood the test of time with an enthusiastic following of approximately 18.7 million fans. It’s typically played on acoustic stringed instruments and is a sub-genre of country music with roots in traditional English, Irish and Scottish ballads, and in traditional blues and jazz.

According to Mayor Mark Blask, “Little Falls is quickly becoming known as a regional festival destination. The social and economic benefits derived from our community-supported arts and cultural events cannot be underestimated. The bluegrass festival is another great opportunity to showcase our city and celebrate its unique cultural lifestyle.”

The 2019 festival headliner, The Delaney Brothers, is a two-time SAMMY (Syracuse Area Music Award) winner and one of central New York’s oldest and best-loved bluegrass groups. Appalachian Still, from Northampton, Massachusetts is another remarkable band. They have a history of opening for legends like the Del McCoury Band, and many of their songs are featured on the radio from Vermont to Georgia. With local favorites like Cherry Valley’s Gravel Yard Bluegrass Band and Rope Smokin’ Roy the Hairfarmer and his Orphans of the Storm band from Little Falls, Saturday is sure to be a music-filled day.

“There will also be a special, limited-seating, ticketed performance on Sunday from 3 pm to 5 pm at Canal Side Inn with award-winning songwriter and three-time finalist in the legendary Kerrville, TX “New Folk’ competition, Dan Weber from Vancouver, WA. His ‘Ever Since Columbine’ recently won 1st place in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Contest,” added Warner.

And when it comes to festival food and drink, fans will be delighted with the variety and quality to choose from throughout the day on Saturday. There will be plenty of BBQ, hamburgers, hot dogs, gyros, tacos, ice cream, frozen drinks, and beer from local and regional vendors.

For more information about the Bluegrass, Bikes & BBQ festival, visit us online at, or contact David E. Warner at or (315) 508-5310.

About the Bluegrass, Bikes & BBQ:

Bluegrass, Bikes & BBQ is an annual festival held at Canal Place in Little Falls, NY and co-sponsored by the City of Little Falls Tourism Committee and the YMCA. 

The festival offers entertainment for people of all ages, celebrating creative expression and nurturing the art of songwriting. The 2019 festival will be held on September 7th, 2019 from 2 pm to 11 pm in the city’s historic Canal Place, a family-friendly outdoor environment with interactive demonstrations, continuous music, food and fun throughout the day. For more information about the festival, contact David E. Warner, Festival Event Director, at (315) 508-5310 or email