This Weekend: Bluegrass festival in LaFargeville

Image from Clatskanie Bluegrass Festival site.
The Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society is holding its 22nd Annual Bluegrass Music Festival tonight, tomorrow, and Sunday at the Stone Mills Agricultural Museum in LaFargeville, N.Y.

Bill Knowlton will be the Master of Ceremonies. Kickin Grass are featured on Saturday and Sunday. Other great bands are Louie Setzer Appalachian Boys, Atkinsons. Bristol Bros., Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Spare Change, Lake Effect and the Foggy River Band. betterArts teacher Brian Purwin will also be performing!

There will be a guitar raffle, workshops in mandolin, bass, fiddle, guitar, banjo, and vocals, and lots of open jams (bring your instrument!). Guests can also enjoy arts and crafts, vendors, food, covered viewing, and lots of field picking! Better Farm will have a table set up tonight and all day Sunday for the public to learn about our summer programming, internships, and betterArts residencies. We'll also have fresh herbs, T-shirts, and soaps for sale.

Tickets at the gate cost $10 Friday, $20 Saturday, and $15 Sunday. Children are admitted free. Hope to see you there!

The Stone Mills Agricultural Museum is located on Route 180 in LaFargeville.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.