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Bluegrass bands, fans descend on Pine River

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Whether singing, strumming or listening, bluegrass fans filled the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River for the Lakes Bluegrass Festival Aug. 21-25.

In all, 15 bands performed 40 shows, and the festival also featured jam sessions and workshops.

Ken and Renie Parpart, who attended the festival, said they fell in love over bluegrass. Ken played his future wife an 8-track of Flatt and Scruggs.

“He fell in love because I knew who they are,” Renie said with a smile.

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