Eureka Springs Holds Annual Bluegrass Festival

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This year’s event takes place from Aug. 13-15.

Eureka Springs’ annual Bluegrass Festival is back for another year and as always, jam-packed with lively and talented musicians. The festival takes place from Aug. 13-15, 2015.

The Bluegrass Festival kicks off with a Watermelon Social at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13 in Basin Spring Park presented by the Eureka Springs City Advertising & Promotion Commission. This event is an open jam and everyone is invited to bring their instruments and join in. Free watermelon and water will be provided.

There will be free music in the Basin Spring Park bandshell from noon-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The line-up is as follows:

Noon Mary Parker, Clancey Ferguson, & Mountain View Friends
1 p.m. Eureka Springs Bluegrass Band
2 p.m. Clark Family with Bill Nesbitt
3 p.m. Buddy Griffin & Friends
4 p.m. Dragon Masters

Noon Clancey Ferguson
1 p.m. Dragon Masters
2 p.m. Al Brumley & Friends featuring Arkansas Red & Buddy Griffin
3 p.m. Clark Family with Bill Nesbitt
4 p.m. Tennessee Gentlemen

There will be two nights of shows at 7 p.m. at The Auditorium, located at 32 S. Main St. Friday night’s performers include Mary Parker, Dragon Masters, Pam Setzer, the Clark Family with Bill Nesbitt, and the Tennessee Gentlemen. Saturday night’s performance includes Myron Flippin; Buddy Griffin & Clancey Ferguson; Pam Setzer and Mountain View Friends featuring Donny Catron; Clark Family with Bill Nesbitt; Buffalo City Ramblers; Cutthroat Montana; and Tim Crouch and Irl Hees.

Tickets to The Auditorium shows are $20 for adults and $12 for children 16 and under. Buy tickets for both nights for $35 for adults and $20 for children.

Also, at 9 a.m. Saturday Aug. 15 at the Rodeway Inn Chalet, located at 2015 East Van Buren, teaching sessions will be offered for beginning and intermediate musicians to help them learn, understand, and participate in circle sessions. Admission is free.

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