Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Outdoor BG -- enjoy it while you can!

There are at least two events happening in CT on Saturday, September 18th which involve live Bluegrass music. Hope you can partake of at least one...

The Hartland Hollow Bluegrass Festival (#11?) takes place at Berg Field in East Hartland, and features several area bands. Music begins at 10AM and will run until about 8PM. The lineup includes ShoreGrass, Cindy Rines & Mad River Crossing, Acoustic Blue, TrueGrass, Bear Minimum, Crossover, and Old Country Road. This event is put on by the Town of Hartland as a non-profit benefit. For more information, call (860)844-8526. This year, there is a Hartland Hollow Bluegrass Festival website, so visit that site for directions on how to get to the festival. You can also view a copy of the festival flyer by clicking here.

An event that's not purely BG also merits a mention here, as New England Bluegrass Pioneer Sam Tidwell will make an appearance. The Preston City Congregational Church in Preston, CT hosts their 5th annual Scarecrow Festival. While this festival is billed as an old-fashioned, small-town harvest celebration with lots of vendors, activities for the kids, and food, there is plenty of fine, free entertainment to be enjoyed, as well. Sam Tidwell, John Stey & Friends will be performing from 3 to 5PM. If you'd like more information on the Scarecrow Festival (including directions), click here.

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