The 14th annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival continues through Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River, featuring regional and national bands.
Performing groups include The Malpass Brothers (North Carolina), Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers (Ohio), The Clay Hess Band (Ohio), The Kody Norris Show (Missouri), Nightflyer (Ohio), The Baker Family (Missouri), and The High 48’s, Sara Mae and the Birkeland Boys, Tony Rook Band, Shaffers Lost 40, Tim and Cindy & Friends, and Eric’s Dance Band (all from Minnesota).
In addition to four days of main stage performances, the festival features instruction workshops taught by the musicians, impromptu jam sessions throughout the grounds, camping food, dancing and more. The festival kicked off Wednesday, Aug. 21, with a polka and country dance.
Performances will run from 5-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23-24; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25.
The shows will go on rain or shine; the concert area includes large tents for shade or inclement weather. For extended bad weather, the music will move inside. Concert-goers should bring a lawn chair.
Flexible ticket packages are available in advance or at the gate, ranging from a single-day, single-evening or various weekend packages. Kids are admitted free, and teenagers pay $10 for any length stay.
Camping is available for an additional fee.
For tickets and more information, go online to www.lakesbluegrassfestival.com or call the Pine River Chamber at 218-587-4000.
The Lakes Bluegrass Festival is presented by The Pine River Area Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.