3 new acts planned for bluegrass festival
The 14th annual Bluegrass at the Lake festival will be Aug. 5 and 6. Gates will open at 4 p.m. Aug. 5 and music will start at 5:30 p.m. Gates will open at noon Aug. 6 and the music will start at 5:30 p.m.
Food vendors, a silent auction, and a cornhole tournament Saturday will keep visitors entertained until music begins.
New bands this year include Sally and the Hurts, Taylor Kline, and Lizzy Blue and the Fools.
Sally and The Hurts is a three-member Americana roots band from north-central Kansas. Sally Vee is a songwriter, singer, and guitar player. Megan Hurt sings and plays violin. Jamie Lee sings and plays theremin. The band’s first album, “Wild Life,” was released in May 2020.
Taylor Kline from Salina will perform with his girlfriend, Mandy Kary. They usually perform folk music. He said they would “bluegrass it up a bit” at the festival. He plays guitar and harmonica. Kary plays mandolin. Both back each other up on different songs.
Returning bands include Pretend Friend, Fast Food Junkies, Bad Mother Hubbard, Old Fangled, Arbuckle-Woods Trio, and Taylor Martin Band.
The festival offers music, food vendors, a silent auction, a cornhole tournament, and a chance to mingle with others.
For those who can’t or don’t want to walk from the parking area to the seating area around the stage, Festi-Cab will provide on-site transportation for a small fee. This is the first year Festi-Cab will be at the festival.
Admission is $10.