Musicians from all over Michigan and elsewhere will break out their banjos and washboards Saturday, June 6, as part of the Ryan Bellows Bluegrass Bazaar. Flint’s Kearsley Park will host the free event, celebrating bluegrass music and the sub-genres/culture it has inspired, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 6.
The current lineup includes:
- Poet Nathan Haskins
- String Thing (Flint-based, 4-piece band)
- Old Napper and the Spittoon Stompers (Owosso-based band)
- The Matchsellers (Kansas City-based artists)
- Mel and/or Ron Hammon Band (Flint-based members of the Michigan Bluegrass Music Association)
- Covert (Flint- and Detroit-based band playing space-rock, funk n’ roll-soul, jam-grass, blues-reggae)
- New County Grass (Flint-based musicians playing modern and traditional bluegrass)
- The Ragbirds (Ann Arbor-based artists)
At 3 p.m., audience members are encouraged to put on their dancing shoes and join the Grand River Squares, a Grand Rapids-based LGBTQ Square Dancing Club, in the park’s pavilion.
There will also be a children’s area with crafts, scavenger hunt, free raffles, corn hole tournament, scavenger hunt; and shopping bazaar featuring various art, craft and antique vendors.
For more information, visit www.bluegrass-bazaar.org.
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