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Folk and Bluegrass Festival this Saturday

May 9, 2007 - Jim Price

That bluegrass just keeps growing bigger and bigger in the Altoona area!


This Saturday, traditional folk and bluegrass music will be celebrated at Altoona’s Railroaders Memorial Museum during a day-long event.  The Community Interest Group, a grassroots nonprofit group striving to introduce cultural events into the Altoona area, is presenting their first Folk and Bluegrass Festival at the Railroaders Museum.  The event begins at 10 AM, and lasts until 8 PM.


The Festival will feature a number of noteworthy area folk and bluegrass performers, including the King Cotton Rounders from State College, Jean Roman from Mt. Carmel, acoustic duo Oak and Ivy, folk/blues performer Brennon John, Altoona-based bluegrass groups Mama Corn and Mt. City Grass, Raggedy Hobo, and Heathen and Harlo.


Admission to the Folk and Bluegrass Festival is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 13, and free for children under 5.  Tickets can be purchased at the Railroaders Museum and Custom Guitar Works in Greenwood.  Proceeds will benefit the Community Interest Group’s further cultural and informational endeavors.

  Family Services will provide children’s activities during the Festival.  And Peace Wants A Piece of the Pie will be selling pies during the event.

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