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Bluegrass draws music lovers to lake

Staff writer

An annual festival featuring pickin’ and grinnin’ along with auctions, food vendors, and a cornhole tournament will kick off June 14 at Marion County Park and Lake.

The 12th annual 2019 Bluegrass at the Lake will last two days, during which crowds will bring their own lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy two days’ worth of bluegrass and related music.

On June 14, an open-mic singing event sponsored by Prospect Bluegrass will welcome anyone who wants to show bluegrass talent.

The schedule of acts June 15 will begin at 3 p.m. with North Forty Bluegrass and Gospel Band.

The Sweets will take the stage at 4 p.m.

Prospect Bluegrass is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Wichita-based band Pretend Friend will start performing at 6 p.m.

Newton-based 80 Proof Engine is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Grody Riggins, from Winfield, will follow at 8 p.m.

DeWayn Brothers, based in Emporia, will play at 9 p.m.

Cluster Pluck, from southern Illinois, will perform at 10 p.m.

Food vendors, a silent auction, and a cornhole tournament will round out the fun at the festival. Camping is available for visitors who want to stay both days.

Admission is $5 at the gate. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.

Marion County Park and Lake has 104 campsites, 54 with electric service, and 10 primitive campsites.

Campsites with electric service are $14 per night, and primitive campsites are $8 per night. County residents pay $1 less per night.

The lake offers a recreation hall, heated fishing dock, picnic facilities, shelter houses, and playgrounds.

Last modified May 29, 2019