Pickin’ in the Pines won “Best Festival” in the Arizona Daily Sun’s Best of Flagstaff annual competition! Pickin’ has won the last 4 years that it has had the festival (starting in 2017, not counting the cancellation during 2020 due to the pandemic). THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Pickin’ and who has supported the festival in any way through the years.
UPDATE 8/24/21 Pickin' in the Pines and Coconino County have updated protocols and put in place preventative measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, we cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19. Please follow CDC guidelines and take advantage of the protocols put in place by Pickin' in the Pines and Coconino County while attending the festival. By attending Pickin' in the Pines you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Pickin' in the Pines and Coconino County promote the current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), and Coconino County Health & Human Services (CCHHS) during this year’s festival. See the CDC website for more information on choosing safer activities or considerations for events and gatherings to learn more about their recommendations. Recent changes to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have resulted in the following changes for the upcoming Pickin' in the Pines festival as it pertains to COVID-19 protocols. All individuals, whether vaccinated or not, are required to wear a mask while indoors. Since all events at Pickin' in the Pines will take place outside, this guideline refers to all restrooms located within Pepsi Amphitheater, the campgrounds and the commercial building restrooms located near the workshop stage tent. **Please bring your masks with you to the festival.** Guests are also encouraged to wear face coverings while outdoors if in a crowded area and if you are not able to physically distance. Additional Pickin' in the Pines COVID-19 Protocols include: Requiring all staff, volunteers, and vendors to wear masks indoors. Providing hand sanitizer throughout the festival areas. Cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces throughout the event. Encouraging physical [...]
LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT: Leftover Salmon will be joining us for the 15th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines! We are thrilled to add them to our lineup this coming September. Unfortunately, the Infamous Stringdusters will not be able to attend because of changing travel schedules due to the pandemic.
To our Pickin’ in the Pines Family, Our hope had been to deliver a positive update to our COVID-19 message for the 2020 festival, however, with the uncertainty of the pandemic the time has come to postpone the 15th Annual Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival and reschedule for 2021. The festival is now rescheduled for the weekend of September 17, 18 & 19, 2021. All 2020 tickets will be honored in 2021. If you stick with us, knowing that your tickets will be valid for Pickin’ in the Pines 2021, we appreciate it! If you need a refund, please see the information below. Please know this decision has not come easily. We have discussed and explored many scenarios and contingencies to resolve the challenge of providing a safe environment for all, but sadly we have not found a responsible way forward. We know this is more than disappointing news, however, the health and safety of everyone involved from our music loving festival patrons, to our hard working staff and volunteers, incredible artists and crews, loyal sponsors and vendors and our local and neighboring communities is of utmost importance. We are excited to announce that most, if not all, of our 2020 lineup will be joining us in 2021 so you can look forward to the same, much anticipated festival. A list of confirmed acts will be announced very soon with single day tickets going on sale at the time. Tickets will remain on sale at current Advance ticket level pricing until July 1, 2021 at which time ticket prices will increase to the Festival ticket level pricing. In the meantime, any support you can provide to our artists through online purchases would [...]
March 31, 2020 is the last day to purchase tickets with Early Bird pricing. Due to public safety concerns and social distancing restrictions in place to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), 3/31/2020 will be the last day to purchase tickets locally in Flagstaff at our ticket outlet, Rainbow’s End. Festival tickets and camping will continue to be sold through our Tickets and Camping pages on our website. We are currently working under the assumption that we will be able to hold Pickin’ in the Pines as planned this September. In the event it is necessary to cancel Pickin’ in the Pines a refund for your tickets will be issued. If you purchased tickets on-line you will be contacted via email with ticket policy refund information. If you purchased your tickets at Rainbow’s End you will need to email us at email@example.com to receive refund instructions. Refunds will only be issued if the festival is cancelled. Pickin’ in the Pines is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We are maintaining communication with our venue management and ticketing partner, health officials and local government regarding the status of our 2020 festival. Please be assured that your health and well-being is our top priority and we will be proactive to ensure our environments are clean and safe. We will implement additional safety features as needed and recommended. The Bluegrass community has the biggest hearts, and musicians need your love and positivity more than ever. Because of tour postponements and cancellations, many artists are experiencing unexpected financial hardship. One way we can lift them up is to buy merch and share their music. We’ll be posting links for artists’ stores in the coming weeks on social media, [...]
LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT! Grammy award winners The Infamous Stringdusters will be joining us at the 15th Annual Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass! Join us for 3 days of music, jamming, camping, workshops, community barn dance, band contest, kids activities and more in the cool pines of Flagstaff, AZ. The 2020 Lineup: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder The Infamous Stringdusters Yonder Mountain String Band Steep Canyon Rangers The SteelDrivers Missy Raines Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley John Reischman and the Jaybirds Amanda Cook Band Fireside Collective Stillhouse Junkies The Sonoran Dogs Nolan McKelvey & Muskellunge SLO County Stumblers Jam Pak Band
Pickin' in the Pines 2020 Lineup Announcement Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder Yonder Mountain String Band Steep Canyon Rangers The SteelDrivers Missy Raines Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley John Reischman & The Jaybirds Amanda Cook Band Fireside Collective Stillhouse Junkies The Sonoran Dogs Nolan McKelvey & Muskellunge SLO County Stumblers Jam Pak Band & more to be announced!
Pickin’ in the Pines is partnering with The Pantry to help feed our neighbors in need. Help us stuff the van Sept 13-15 near the entrance of Pepsi Amphitheater with non-perishable foods! The Pantry works with the local food bank, grocery stores, organizations, and individuals to provide food in a grocery store setting - providing the dignity of choice to meet diverse needs. If you donate three or more items you will receive a gift to help you enjoy the festival.Proteins and soups are especially encouraged. Good music, good karma!
Pickin' in the Pines 2019 Tickets on Sale Now Early Bird Tickets: On Sale March 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019 Festival Tickets You can purchase your 3-day festival pass and camping pass starting Friday March 1, 2019 and save with early bird pricing! Early bird 3-day festival tickets are $85 for FFOTM members and $95 for non-members through March 31, 2019. Become a member of FFOTM here. Camping Early bird camping tickets are on sale March 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019. Visit our camping page to see all camping options. Camping will sell out, please get your tickets early! FFOTM Members Member discounts are ONLY available with early bird festival tickets through March 31, 2019. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the member discount code. To check the status of your membership login here. GET TICKETS Purchase 3-day festival passes and combined 3-day passes with camping online at pickininthepines.org/tickets. Purchase 3-day passes in Flagstaff at Rainbow's End. Camping is not available for purchase at Rainbow's End.
Pickin' in the Pines 2019 Lineup Announcement Sam Bush Del McCoury & David Grisman Jeff Austin Band with special guests Darol Anger & Jay Starling Blue Highway Sierra Hull Becky Buller Band Darol Anger & Mike Marshall Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Love Canon Makana The Freight Hoppers Sugar & The Mint Old Blue Band Swing Coco Crying Uncle
Thank you to all who made the 13th Annual Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass & Acoustic Music Festival the best year yet! Save the date for next year, Sept. 13–15, 2019. Subscribe to our e-news at the bottom of this page for ticket and lineup announcements for 2019.
Del McCoury Band • Béla Fleck The Infamous Stringdusters The Travelin’ McCourys • Seldom Scene Jeff Austin Band • The Grateful Ball Della Mae • Dom Flemons • Hogslop String Band Jeff Scroggins & Colorado • The Good Time Travelers Billy Parker Band • The Knockabouts • Greg Blake Band Cadillac Mountain • & More
Announcing the addition of The Infamous Stringdusters to the 13th Annual Pickin' in the Pines lineup!
Del McCoury Band • Béla Fleck The Travelin’ McCourys • Seldom Scene Jeff Austin Band • The Grateful Ball Della Mae • Dom Flemons • Hogslop String Band Jeff Scroggins & Colorado • The Good Time Travelers Billy Parker Band • The Knockabouts • Greg Blake Band Cadillac Mountain • & More
Check out this great video highlighting all the fun at Pickin' in the Pines 2017!
We are happy to announce Tim O'Brien, Della Mae, and Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold have all joined the 2017 lineup!
Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now Festival Tickets: You can purchase your 3-day festival pass and camping pass starting March 15, 2017 and save with early bird pricing! Festival ticket prices are $75 for FFOTM members and $85 for non-members through April 30, 2017. FFOTM members: Discounts are ONLY available with early bird festival tickets March 1 through April 30, 2016. Get Tickets • Online though PROTIX • By calling 866-977-6849
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage The Drew Emmitt Band Mountain Heart Balsam Range Town Mountain Foghorn Stringband The Colton House Trio featuring Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin & Todd Phillips Rapidgrass The Lil Smokies Burnett Family Bluegrass The Ping Brothers Sugar & the Mint & more! Tickets on sale March 15, 2017.
The 11th Annual Pickin' in the Pines main stage schedule is now up at pickininthepines.org/main-stage-schedule. Check it out and start planning your weekend!
Pickin' in the Pines Raffle Grand Prize MARTIN GUITAR oo-DB JEFF TWEEDY CUSTOM SIGNATURE EDITION RETAIL VALUE - $3,249 We are so grateful to have Arizona Music Pro as a sponsor of Pickin' in the Pines for all 11 years. This year, Arizona Music Pro has generously donated this Jeff Tweedy Signature edition Martin Guitar! Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has partnered with Martin to create the 00-DB Jeff Tweedy signature acoustic. Inspired by Jeff's favorite Martins, the 00-DB features a 00 body style with a deeper body, longer scale neck, and V-shaped neck. The solid mahogany top, back, and sides give you complex tones and powerful projection that is perfect for any gig. A slightly wider nut makes the 00-DB an excellent choice for fingerstyle and strumming styles. The Martin 00-DB Jeff Tweedy signature acoustic is the ideal guitar for today's modern troubadour.
The Pickin’ in the Pines Band Contest will be held Saturday and Sunday Sept. 17-18, 2016 at the Coconino County Fairgrounds Commercial Building. Visit pickininthepines.org/band-contest for more details. In keeping with the diversity of the various styles of bluegrass and traditional acoustic music that Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music represents, this band contest is not confined to a specific genre of acoustic music. Rather, it is an opportunity for a broad variety of acoustic bands to display their talents, musicianship and entertainment abilities to a wide audience. Judges will be selected from Pickin’ in the Pines main stage performers. Band contest preliminaries will be on Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the commercial building All band members must purchase either a 3-day festival pass or any one-day festival pass to enter the band contest Finals will be held Sunday morning on the main stage at 10:00 am to 10:30 am If not already purchased, all finalists will be given a Sunday festival pass to compete in the finals on the main stage Participants under the age of 18 need to have an adult present
Festival Tickets: You can purchase your 3-day festival pass and camping pass starting Tuesday March 1, 2016 and save with early bird pricing! Festival ticket prices are $75 for FFOTM members and $85 for non-members through April 30, 2016. FFOTM members: Discounts are ONLY available with early bird festival tickets March 1 through April 30, 2016Camping: New this year, due to high demand for camping it is only availble for purchase with a 3-day festival pass. All people age 15 and over who enter the campground must have a festival and camping pass. Visit our camping page for a complete list of camping options. Get Tickets • Online though PROTIX or by calling 866-977-6849 • Locally at Rainbows End 12 E Rt 66 Suite 101, Flagstaff, AZ
Sam Bush Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester The SteelDrivers O’Connor Family Band featuring Mark O’Connor Jeff Peterson Hot Club of Cowtown Special Consensus Finders & Youngberg Run Boy Run Hogslop Stringband The Sonoran Dogs The Badly Bent James Reams & The Barnstormers The Haymarket Squares Blue Moon and more! Tickets on sale March 1, 2016
Looking forward to the FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT with The Big Dogs (members of The Sonoran Dogs with special guests) happening this Thursday night, Sept. 17! **Please note that the start time has changed to 7:00 pm** Wil's Grill will be selling delicious BBQ goodness and Oskar Blues Brewery will be serving some tasty brews! Bring your friends! Everyone is welcome to join us for a night of bluegrass and fun to kick-off Pickin’ in the Pines 10th Anniversary. Catch Flagstaff's own Mars Hillbillies opening. Located at the Commercial Building/Workshop Stage at Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds (next to the festival campgrounds). Co-sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery and Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music (FFOTM).
Getting excited for this FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT with The Big Dogs (members of The Sonoran Dogs with special guests) happening on Thursday, Sept. 17! Everyone is welcome to join us for a night of bluegrass and fun to kick-off Pickin' in the Pines 10th Anniversary. Show starts at 8:00 pm, catch the Mars Hillbillies opening. Located at the Commercial Building/Workshop Stage at Ft. Tuthill County Fairgrounds (next to the festival campgrounds). Co-sponsored by Oskar Blues Brewery and Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music (FFOTM).