The History of Bearsville

Bearsville Center: Where Music Legends Were Born

A historic 15-acre music sanctuary envisioned by Albert Grossman, home to Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, and The Band.

From studios to stages, Bearsville thrived as a creative utopia, embodying Grossman's vision for artistic expression and innovation. Despite his untimely passing in 1986, the legacy lives on through the Bearsville Theater. Today, it remains a cherished space, resonating with the echoes of music's greatest talents.

Revel in Bearsville's Musical Marvels

Unveiling the Transformative Influence of a Visionary Music Maestro – Albert Grossman.

Explore the vibrant history of Bearsville, rooted in a century-old music community that thrived in the 1960s and 70s, and continues today. From Bob Dylan's arrival to Larry Campbell's discovery of a utopian music scene, experience the enduring legacy of creativity that permeates every corner of this iconic town.

About the Muscial Legacy

A Woodstock Dream

Beautiful Bearsville.  This creative retreat, deep in the Catskills, has captured the hearts of many artists.

Bearsville always promised a dream – a utopian center where music and art (and life!) could be enjoyed, away from the hurly burly of New York City.  Albert Grossman’s 1960’s ambition for Bearsville has been reborn.

About the Story So Far

Bearsville Park: A Magical Space

Woodstock's musical heritage revived in a sun-dappled woodland retreat.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and creative legacy of Bearsville Center while enjoying our outdoor events at Bearsville Park.

Visit the grave of Albert Grossman, and the albums that have made, and continue to make, Bearsville known world-wide. The park is perfect for weddings, private events, boutique public festivals, and just enjoying nature on our interpretive nature trail.

About the Park

Check out our upcoming events

  • Bluegrass

    SUN MAY 26
    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Folk

    SAT JUL 06

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Green Living Festival

    SAT JUL 20

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  • Festival of Awakening

    SAT AUG 10

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm