The 14th annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival drew a record crowd under sun-filled, blue skies Aug. 22-25 for its last stint at the Cass County Fairgrounds in Pine River.

Next year's festival will be at the Pine River Area Foundation's recently purchased property north of town at the former Pine River Country Club location. The 24 acres will offer space for more and larger campsites, among other perks.

The festival featured regional and national bands performing on the main stage, instruction workshops taught by the musicians, impromptu jam sessions throughout the grounds, camping food, dancing and more. People came from at least 13 different states and Canada to attend the festival.

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KLICK! Photo Gallery - Lakes Bluegrass Festival

47 photos - Klick to view (or buy reprints)!

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The 2020 Lakes Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for Aug. 27-30. The Pine River Area Foundation is accepting donations to help develop the new site, and volunteers are needed to get the site ready for next year's festival.