Mayfest Bluegrass Festival
Bluegrass music is American music – pure, honest and beautiful in it's simplicity. It came out of the Southern mountains of Appalachia from a rich musical heritage of Scottish/Irish immigrants and was passed down from generation to generation. Come celebrate and enjoy this most American music at Mayfest 2012. Join us on May 18-20, 2012 at the Kent County Youth Fairgrounds in Lowell, Michigan for a music festival the whole family can enjoy. We will have instrument workshops, a songwriters contest, a huge barn and bake sale; craft and food vendors, and lots of campsite jammin'. And of course there are our Bluegrass music stage acts all weekend long!
Our headliner this year is the VOLUME FIVE Bluegrass Band. Bluegrass doesn't get any better than VOLUME FIVE. You've got to be sure to hear this phenomenal straight-ahead Bluegrass group. Be sure to bring lawn chairs for the great show inside our concert building. It's Bluegrass music, come rain or shine.
Friday night Easy Idle Bluegrass Band, Nowhere Bound, Jonas Ridge andSteam Powered Bluegrass will entertain you from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday admission is just $10.00. Music continues Saturday from noon until 10:00 p.m.VOLUME FIVE performs at 4:00 p.m. and 8:35 p.m. with performances from The Cats and The Fiddler, Free Wheelin', Jonas Ridge and the songwriter contest finals. Saturday's price is only $17.00 for the entire day's events. Sunday at 10:00 a.m. enjoy the gospel sounds of For Heaven's Sake – along with audition bands and a chance to win $100. Sunday admission is $5.00. Save money and come for the whole weekend for $20.00 advance tickets or $25.00 at the gate. For advance tickets, send your check payable to WMBMA and a SASE to Norma Noall, 12530 Heim, Lowell, MI 49331. Children 15 and under are admitted free with parent(s) admission. Campsites (both electric and primitive) are available.
Mayfest 2012 is sponsored/produced by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. For more information or interview, call WMBMA President Dave Simmonds at (616) 897-6220 or visit our website at www.wmbma.org