43rd Annual Labor Day Bluegrass Festival Just Around the Corner
By Will Johnson
GRAPELAND – As the grass starts to turn its late summer brown in the yards and pastures of the local community, the grass at Salmon Lake Park will turn a distinctive shade of blue beginning next week.
The 43rd Annual Bluegrass Festival is set to begin Aug. 29 at Salmon Lake Park with a host of new performers and returning regulars. The festivities actually kick off on Wednesday, Aug. 28 with a pot luck dinner held at the Salmon Lake Pavilion beginning at 6:00 p.m. The musicians take center stage the next evening as the entertainers kick things off for a weekend chock full of music and merriment at 7:00 pm on Thursday.
The musicians and bands tentatively scheduled to perform at the event are: The Grascals; The Malpass Brothers; Edgar Laudermilk featuring Jeff Autrey; Jeff Robertson and Friends; The Sabine River Bend Band; The Marksmen; Southern Style; Pine Island Station; Pet Rooster; and Lonestar Bluegrass Band.
A four day pass is $70 with daily fees of $15 for Thursday, $25 for Friday, $25 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday.
There will also be an old time gospel Sunday morning worship service. For a complete list of performance times please visit www.txbluegrassmusic.com.
Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.