11th Annual Bluegrass & Cider concert on Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Wortendyke Barn, Park Ridge

(HACKENSACK, NJ) – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of County Commissioners along with the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Historic and Cultural Affairs invite the public to attend a free music concert featuring Bluegrass & Cider on Sunday, October 24, from 1pm - 3:30pm at the Wortendyke Barn Museum, a County Historic Site at 13 Pascack Rd, Park Ridge, N.J. This is the last concert in the 2021 music series.

Limited seating is available; people are welcome to bring chairs/blankets. The barn will open to visitors at noon before the concert and during intermission.

The 11th annual “Bluegrass and Cider” event rounds out the 2021 “Music at the Barn” concert series. The concert will be performed by three consummate bluegrass artists and longtime friends of this yearly Wortendyke Barn tradition: Kenny Kosek on fiddle; Barry Mitterhoff, mandolin; and Joe Selly, guitar.

Kenny Kosek is one of the most recorded fiddlers in America today, having been the featured soloist on hundreds of albums, soundtracks and jingles. He can be heard on recordings by James Taylor, Jerry Garcia, David Byrne, Chaka Kahn, and Willie Nelson and also plays with his own Angelwood bluegrass band.

Barry Mitterhoff is a well-known and versatile mandolin player who has toured with the blues-rock band Hot Tuna and has played with Tony Trischka and Skyline, John Gorka, Jorma Kaukonen, and Hazel Dickens. He has been a featured performer at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the White House, the Library of Congress, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Guitarist Joe Selly, a professor at Bergen Community College, has performed with Phoebe Snow, Vassar Clements, Barbara Eden, Melissa Manchester, and Tex Logan, and toured nationally with the Lombardo Orchestra.

For concert info, please call 201-336-7292 or email

The Wortendyke Barn has been a Pascack Valley landmark since its construction on 500 acres of land bought by the Wortendyke family in 1735.  It was used continually as a barn into the 20th century and is one of only six pure Dutch barn types in Bergen County.  In 1997, the barn opened as a museum with agriculture exhibits that include 18th and 19th century farm implements and tools, and the history of the Wortendyke family farm.


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