​Fri/Sat - The​Punches Family

The Punches is a bluegrass gospel group who make their home in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Mom, dad & four children all play instruments, sing, and have been performing nationwide since 2009. They’ve been featured on Great American Gospel (a weekly television show).

Weekend pass includes rough camping BEFORE JUNE 1, 2017 - $55.00

(after June 1st - $65.00)
Friday only - $35.00     Saturday only - $35.00
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Atkinson Family

Your host band, playing FRIDAY and SATURDAY, the Atkinsons have a unique refreshing sound with tight family harmonies.  They will be your hosts for the weekend, playing music and entertaining the festival goers. Be sure to stop and say hello!

​Fri/Sat - DreamcatcherwithTroy Boone, Aaron Foster, Max Etling, Josh Meade, Avery Welter

Back for the second year at Tug Hill.... A mix of traditional, contemporary and bluegrass gospel, this young band will knock your socks off!

FRIDAY ONLY-Audie​Blaylock and Redline

Audie is one of the festival favorites and has returned year after year!  Audie Blaylock’s mellow, wailing tenor and lightning-fast guitar picking have made him one of the names to watch in the world of traditional bluegrass.”–ALL MUSIC GUIDE

SATURDAY ONLY - Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show

An audience favorite, back for the third year, harnessing the synergy and raw edginess of Classic Country Acts of  the 1940's and 1950's, they bring the best of the past to the present with their high energy single microphone stage show.

​FRIDAY ONLY - Zink & Co.

Zink & Company is firmly rooted in the traditions of the early decades of bluegrass and country music. The band can be counted on for their powerful musicianship combined with Zink’s smooth lead baritone vocal. The Zink & Company members have come together to create a recipe of entertainment with a tight, cohesive sound that you are sure to love.

FRIDAY ONLY-Gibson Brothers

NYS's IBMA Entertainer of the Year!  We are proud to host the Gibson Brothers at the Tug Hill Bluegrass Festival!!!

SATURDAY ONLY - Nick Piccininni​T

​Tug Hill Welcomes Nick to the stage!  I am sure there will be a few surprises in store!

Lost Time/Off the Wall

Your host band, playing FRIDAY and SATURDAY, fronted by John Burton, with his syncopated banjo playing, with different configurations of members, the band has always played a great blend of traditional and modern bluegrass.


JUNE 16, 17, 18, 2017


​A super group that has taken the bluegrass world by storm, fronted by Adam Steffey, this group will please the bluegrass crowd.