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Seeking Pantry Donation

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!

2019-08-31T23:07:39+00:00August 31st, 2019|News|

Tickets On Sale Now!

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 admin@ffotm.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. 

2019-02-18T22:33:07+00:00March 1st, 2019|News, Tickets|

PIP 2019 Lineup Announcement

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

2019-02-18T22:38:01+00:00February 15th, 2019|Lineup, News|

Pickin’ in the Pines 2018 Highlight Video

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.

2018-10-27T23:29:32+00:00October 27th, 2018|News|

The Official Pickin’ in the Pines 2018 Lineup

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

2018-04-17T05:48:48+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Lineup, News|

PIP 2018 Lineup Announcement

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

2018-02-16T15:07:23+00:00February 16th, 2018|Lineup, News|

Early Bird Tickets on Sale Now

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

2018-10-05T16:37:58+00:00March 15th, 2017|News|

Pickin’ in the Pines 2017 Lineup

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.

2017-03-06T18:29:57+00:00March 6th, 2017|Lineup, News|

Enter our raffle to win this Martin Guitar donated by Arizona Music Pro

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.

2016-06-09T20:15:31+00:00June 9th, 2016|News|

Band Contest Registration is now open

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

2016-04-21T01:50:39+00:00April 21st, 2016|News|

Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now

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

2016-03-01T03:27:20+00:00March 1st, 2016|News|

Pickin’ in the Pines 2016 Lineup

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

2016-02-26T16:41:09+00:00February 26th, 2016|Lineup, News|

Update: Free Community Concert on Thursday, Sept. 17 with The Big Dogs

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).

2016-02-26T19:29:27+00:00September 15th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Free Community Concert on Thursday, Sept. 17 with The Big Dogs

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).

2018-10-05T16:37:59+00:00August 30th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Oskar Blues Tap Takeovers in Flagstaff

Pickin' in the Pines' sponsor Oskar Blues Brewery is coming to Flagstaff, AZ for great events happening Labor Day weekend! Stop by these local breweries and grab a cold one, hear some good music and show your support, it's sure to be a good time!  You can also enter to WIN TICKETS to Pickin' in the Pines during these events! Find out more about Oskar Blues tasty brews and events at: www.oskarblues.com Friday 9/4/15 Hops On Birch Tap Take Over 22 E Birch Ave #2 Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Starting at 5:00 pm Featuring 8 handles on draft, 4 specialty and 4 core brands Saturday 9/5/15 Historic Brewing Barrel and Bottle House Hopped Up Brunch 10 S San Francisco St Flagstaff, AZ 86001 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Featuring Oskar Blues IPA, Mama’s Little Yella and Old Chub Nitro Saturday 9/5/15 Green Room Tap Assault 15 N Agassiz St Flagstaff, AZ 86001 Starting at 9:00 pm ***Live music with The Wild Reeds, Free show 3 core handles and 1 specialty handle plus IPA cans, free koozies and other swag! Stop by the Pickin' in the Pines table to purchase your festival and raffle tickets! Sunday 9/6/15 Flagstaff Brewing Company Tap Assault 16 Historic Rte 66 Flagstaff, AZ 86001 2:00 - 5:00 pm Specials on draft and featuring Dale’s, Mama’s, and Old Chub in cans plus the launch of IPA

2018-10-05T16:37:59+00:00August 27th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Enter our Raffle to win this Kentucky Mandolin donated by The Mandolin Store

We are grateful to have The Mandolin Store as a sponsor of Pickin’ in the Pines for our 10th Anniversary! The Mandolin Store has generously donated this gorgeous Kentucky KM-805 Artist F-Model Mandolin valued at $1500.00. Enter our raffle for your chance to win! Visit our raffle/information booth in Pepsi Amphitheater during Pickin' in the Pines Sept. 18-20. Find out more about The Mandolin Store located in Surprise, AZ at themandolinstore.com. Other great raffle items include: • Taylor 520 mahogany dreadnought guitar - donated by Arizona Music Pro, value $3000 • Grand Canyon Railway - Overnight train package for 2 to include a standard room at the Grand Canyon & first class train tickets • Rocky Top open back banjo - donated by Custom Sound • Bookmans - Makai ukulele with soft case, gift certificates • Rainbows End - Gift Certificates • Kahtoola - Microspikes for the Trail and Nano spikes for the Ice • Arizona Snowbowl - Two any day lift tickets • La Posada Hotel - Room for one night for 2 people

2016-02-26T19:29:28+00:00August 14th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

FREE CONCERT with The Big Dogs on Thursday, 9/17/15

Join us for a FREE CONCERT to kick-off Pickin’ in the Pines 10th Anniversary! Thursday, September 17, 2015 Inside the Commercial Building/Workshop Stage at Ft. Tuthill County Park in Flagstaff, AZ Doors 7:00, Show 8:00 • Free for All Ages Fundraiser for Pickin’ in the Pines Beer supplied by Oskar Blues Presented by FFOTM & Oskar Blues Brewery Featuring some of your favorite Sonoran Dogs & special guests: Brian Davies (from The Sonoran Dogs) on bass and vocals Alvin Blaine (from Old Blue Sound) on everything Tyler James (from The Sonoran Dogs) on Banjo Peter McLaughlin (from The Sonoran Dogs) on guitar and vocals Larry Cobb on drums and vocals Mark Miracle (from The Sonoran Dogs) on banjo and vocals Nick Coventry (from Hot Club of Tuscon) on fiddle Neil Harry on pedal steel

2018-10-05T16:37:59+00:00August 10th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin & Todd Phillips Music Residency at MNA

by Julie Sullivan Chris Brashear and Peter McLaughlin are prolific songwriters with a vernacular propensity toward lyrics celebrating, chronicling and lamenting, the joys, sorrows and historic significance primarily of the West. Over a year ago, after a dreamy concert at the Colton House, Chris, Peter, accomplished musician and producer Todd Phillips, and their friend and promoter Julie Sullivan (of Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music) came up with the idea to collaborate on a Music Residency program in partnership with the Museum of Northern Arizona, whose mission is to inspire love of the Colorado Plateau. Ms. Sullivan thought this was a truly inspirational project worth pursuing, got buy-in from then director, Robert Breunig, and the residency was born. It was initially started last year as a creative experiment. Chris and Peter holed up in the magnificent setting of the Arts and Crafts bungalo writing and recording for about a  week. The historic home was  built and designed by Mary Russell-Ferrill Colton and Harold S. Colton, also founders of the Museum of Northern Arizona. It is widely known that the Colton's were huge fans and supporters of the arts and often had festive events with musicians and artists at their famous home. Mary Russell was a brilliant painter, advocate for the arts, and she and Harold enjoyed entertaining at the Colton House. We truly believe they would have approved of this collaborative project. Chris and Peter wrote several pieces while in residency, which will someday be featured on a recording. Chris, Peter & Todd will perform at Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival September 18-20, 2015. They will feature some of the residency materials on Sunday, September 20 at 12 pm. Additionally, they will offer [...]

2016-02-26T19:29:28+00:00August 7th, 2015|News, Previous Years News|

Burnett Family Bluegrass & Blue Moon at Heritage Square 8/3/15

This Thursday August 6 from 5-7 pm,  join us for a great evening of free concerts in Heritage Square at 111 West Birch in the heart of downtown Flagstaff! Look for the Pickin’ in the Pines table to buy your festival tickets and raffle tickets to win a beautiful Taylor 520 mahogany dreadnought guitar generously donated by Arizona Music Pro and many other great prizes. Blue Moon opens from 5:00 - 5:45 pm followed by Burnett Family Bluegrass from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. This is the first of many live music events happening in Flagstaff to kick-off the upcoming 10th Anniversary of Pickin' in the Pines and is co-sponsored by Oscar Blues and Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music.    

2018-10-05T16:37:59+00:00August 3rd, 2015|News, Pickin' in Town, Previous Years News|

Coconino County Fire Restrictions at Pickin’ in the Pines

Coconino County Recreation Resource Management have placed new fire restrictions on the festival campgrounds during Pickin' in the Pines. If you are planning to camp, please take note of the following changes and help us spread the word to fellow campers. Group North Campground: No fires or charcoal grills will be allowed in the Group North campground.  Propane cook stoves and heaters will be allowed.  Please join your neighbors in the Group South campground and enjoy one of the 4 group fire rings in that area. Group South Campground: The 4 existing group fire rings in Group South are the only fires that will be allowed; no additional fire rings are to be built in the Group South campground.  Any additional fires will be extinguished and the rings dismantled by festival campground staff.

2016-02-26T19:29:29+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Camping, News, Previous Years News|