East Troy Bluegrass Festival
The sounds of Bluegrass music and the fans who love it have filled East Troy’s historic village square on the second weekend in September since 1994 for the Annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival. Save the date! The 2013 festival has been set for Saturday and Sunday, September 7 & 8.
The rain location is East Troy Middle School, 3143 Graydon Ave.
A full line-up of Bluegrass bands and contests, plus lots of great food and East Troy Marketplace vendors, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. each day.
The event opens on Saturday with an open stage at 10 a.m., followed by the fiddle contest at 11:30 a.m. The bands start in the afternoon, with regional band performances at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and a national headliner at 5 p.m.
The music resumes on Sunday with a gospel service featuring On Eagle’s Wings at 10 a.m. followed by the banjo, mandolin and guitar contests at 11:30 a.m. The bands return in the afternoon with regional band performances at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., followed by a national headliner at 5 p.m.
Weekend wristbands will be sold for $5 per person to help defray the festival costs; children 15 and under will be admitted free. Bring your own lawn chairs. No alcohol allowed at this family event.