Ready to kick up some dust and have a knee-slapping good ol’ time? The stage is set and ready to rock, so head over to the 31st annual Mohican Bluegrass Festival, Sept 15-17th. Nestled in the valley along the Mohican River, the event offers something for the entire family, crafts, food, fun, and some of the best bluegrass music from across the country.
Bluegrass began in the Appalachians and got national attention in the 1940s as a fusion of jazz, blues, country, English, Irish and Scottish music, although considered an American classic now. The band is a string band of at least four musicians and commonly includes acoustic guitar, bass, banjo, and often a fiddle or mandolin. The songs are commonly sung in two, three, or four-part harmony.
The Mohican Bluegrass Festival has three days of live music with performances by The Price Sisters, For Folk’s Sake, described them as “two of the most promising faces in the genre today.” Over the three days, twelve bands will be storytelling through music sure to get your heart pumping and your feet tapping. Mile Twelve and Crabgrass are just a few of the Friday performers. Northwest Territory has been performing together for over 30 years and brings energy and a mix of modern and traditional sounds on Saturday.