Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Fest June 13-18
Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival is celebrating its 50th festival at the Litchfield Fairgrounds (30 Plains Rd., Litchfield), June 13-18 with onsite camping beginning Sunday, June 10 when the gates open at 8 a.m.
The festival location has that ‘Welcome Home’ Country atmosphere. Everyone who attends loves the camping grounds. The festival grounds have a big stage (built in 2010); indoor bathroom facilities, four free hot showers and numerous water hookups throughout the grounds, and electrical hookups.
There will be several types of vendors located on the grounds.
We have the Blistered Fingers Kids Academy. Blistered Fingers has a free, relaxed, informative three-day music program for children for ages 6-18. The focus is how to play, sing and perform bluegrass music. Students can bring their own instruments and will commit to the three day program. The kids all get a free T-Shirt and perform a couple of songs as a group on main stage.
“We also have a lot of ‘field picking’ throughout the festival.” said Sandy Cormier, co-promoter of the festival with her husband, Greg Cormier.
Who’s playing? On the stage? Check it out: The Baker Family (MO) - Wednesday, Thursday; Back Woods Road (ME) - Wednesday, Friday; The Misty Mountaineers (ME) - Thursday, Friday; Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (IN) - Thursday; Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass (PA) - Friday; David Parmley & The Cardinal Tradition (TN) - Friday; Tony & Heather Mabe (SC) - Friday. Performing on Saturday, June 16: Blue Highway (TN); Little Roy & Lizzy Long (GA); The Dave Adkins Band (KY); Zink & Company (MA); and the host band, Blistered Fingers (ME). Sunday morning’s the Bluegrass Gospel Sing & Jam (MA).
Weekend tickets for each festival (second one is Aug. 22-26) will cover four days of great music and camping from Wednesday to Saturday and Sunday Morning Gospel Sing Along and Jam.