Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Heritage Days Night Of Bluegrass - June 12, 2015

      We are really getting excited around here about the Heritage Days Festival, June 12-14.   To help you see why, and possibly entice you into coming, I'm posting one of the press releases that is going out this week to over 30 newspapers in our area.  I will continue to post the others as the week progresses.


Come out and enjoy “A Night of Bluegrass”, featuring four bands in four hours at the Linn Park Amphitheater in downtown Martinsville on Friday, June 12.  The Night of Bluegrass will kick off Martinsville’s 2015 Heritage Days Festival scheduled for June 12-14.

Coon Holler Kids
The Night of Bluegrass will feature four popular bands, including Salt Creek, Coon Holler Kids, Cornfields& Crossroads and Firebox.  Members of Salt Creek, play a variety of string instruments and have won numerous fiddle and banjo competitions.  The Coon Holler Kids are a group of young, talented musicians from the Clinton, Indiana area, who are dedicated to keeping the spirit of traditional Bluegrass alive for the next generation and beyond.  Cornfields and Crossroads is a high energy band based out of Indianapolis.  Each time they perform, their goal is to lighten the hearts of music lovers through traditional, contemporary and gospel bluegrass music.  Firebox, based out of Central Illinois, specializes in the traditional bluegrass sound, styled after the bands of the late 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. 

There will be food vendors at the Park, so bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the evening.  The first band will start at 6:00 p.m.

The 2015 Festival is packed full of entertainment, artisan vendors, demonstrations of period-life skills, a Native American Reenactment, and Artifacts Display, barrel train rides for the kids, a community worship service, an Equine Parade and a Draft Horse, Mule & Haflinger Show on June 13 & 14 and all of your favorite food vendors.  All evening entertainment will be held at the Linn Park Amphitheater (intersection of Mill and Cumberland) and the daytime activities, including the parade and horse show will be held at the Martinsville Fairgrounds. 

For a detailed schedule of all Festival events, go to: martinsvilleheritagedays.com   Except for food, ALL events of the Festival are FREE.

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