Bluegrass Festival offers musical variety for nearly every taste

Published 3:51 am Saturday, June 4, 2005

By Staff
We would like to encourage everyone to check out the Third Annual Niles Blue Grass Festival which continues today through Sunday.
There should be something for everyone.
The list of bands is quite impressive.
Bands are scheduled to perform on the main stage just about every hour beginning at 10 a.m. Today's slate will wrap up with the Deep Fried Pickle Project hitting the stage at 9:30 p.m.
Also performing on Saturday will be Leon Lyons, Balos Family Gospel Singers, Up Hill Climb, Schlitz Creek, Hard Times, Cornmeal, Twenty Three and Old School Freight Train.
Sunday the festival will kick off its final day at 10 a.m. with Leon Lyons.
Also performing will be Up Hill Climb, Balos Family Gospel Singers, Wood N' Nickel, Gold Mine Pickers and Special Consensus.
Today and Sunday there will be plenty of music in the Workshop Jamming Tent.
Conducting the workshops will be Leon Lyons – dulcimer; Rick Schpok – playing jams and groups, dobro; Dr. Robert Smith – banjo, mandolin; Larry Allen – banjo; and Dean Worthington – guitar.
On Sunday the workshops will be conducted by Schpok – playing in jams and groups, dobro; Ron Spears – mandolin; Justin Carbone – guitar; Greg Cahill – banjo; and Tres Nugent – bass.
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Hopefully the weather will cooperate and once again Niles will be treated to a delightful weekend of blue grass music.