Bluegrass music is American music, pure, honest and beautiful in its simplicity. It came out of the mountains of Appalachia from a rich musical heritage of Scotch/Irish immigrants and was passed down from generation to generation. The West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association has set its own tradition with the annual Fallfest and Bluegrass Jam. You can celebrate and enjoy this tradition in American music at Fallfest 2013, September 20-21 at the Kent County Youth Fairgrounds in Lowell, MI. This is a music festival the whole family can enjoy. There will be instrument workshops, a huge bake sale, craft and food vendors, kids’ activities and lots of campsite jammin’. Then, of course there are the Bluegrass music stage acts all weekend long.
This year’s line-up includes many regional and local favorites. Friday night from 6:00 to 10:00 pm brings Deadwood, Nobody’s Darlin’, Bluegrass Echoes and The Steam Powered Bluegrass Band. Be sure to bring lawnchairs for the great show in the concert building, come rain or shine.
Saturday’s music runs from noon until 10:00 pm with Family Tradition, The Patchwork Band, Lonesome Meadow, Kati Perry & New Town and Billy Strings & Don Julin.
Advance tickets for the weekend are $20, or you can buy at the gate for $25. For advance tickets, send your check payable to WMBMA and a SASE to Ruth Lakatos, 11926 Reed St., Grand Haven, MI 49417. Children 15 and under are admitted free with parent’s admission. Weekend camping is available at $12 per night with electricity, $7 without. There are complete bathroom and shower facilities on-site. Early campers are welcome.
For more information, visit www.wmbma.org.