Roots of Bluegrass Festival is Nov. 19 and 20

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The 29h Tri-State Bluegrass Association's Back to the Roots of Bluegrass Festival to be held in Quincy on Nov. 19 and 20.

This annual event produced by the Tri-State Bluegrass Association will once again be held at the Holiday Inn, Quincy on Nov. 19 and 20. This beautiful, new hotel is located on Oak Street just west of the Wal-Mart store. It is conveniently located close to I-72 on the east end of Quincy. 

The Holiday Inn offers a wonderful setting for the bluegrass festival starting with its spacious lobby always full of jam sessions and old friends gathering together for another weekend of fellowship and good music. The hotel also boasts a fine restaurant and lounge, “Tony’s Too” which is a favorite of Quincy residents and travelers alike.  

This autumn Bluegrass Festival has always been a favorite with bluegrass fans and this 29th festival has a talented line-up that is sure to please everyone. We welcome Goldwing Express from Branson Mo., Curreykorn, from Columbia Mo., The Punches Family from Fredericksburg MO., Southern Reign, from Des Moines Iowa and joining us for two performances on Saturday will be The Mississippi Sawyers from St. Louis MO. As usual our Master of Ceremonies will be Noble Boyd from Burlington Iowa.   

The festival will start on Friday evening at 6:15 p.m. with Jim Lindsay & Friends and will continue on Saturday with the instrument workshops starting at 11 a.m. These workshops are free and anyone wishing to take part should sign-up at the Tri-State ticket table Friday night or Saturday morning. The Saturday afternoon concert will start at 12:30 and after the evening dinner break concerts will begin again at 6:30 p.m.  

The atmosphere of this festival is an exciting one! With the lobby full of jam sessions and the great entertainment on stage you have the makings of a great weekend of entertainment! The “pre-concert” hall will once again be full of vendors with all sorts of merchandise for sale. For anyone wishing to purchase a new guitar or any other acoustic stringed instrument there will be dealers on hand to assist you. They will also have any type of accessories you may need for your instruments.   

Admission is $5 per person at the door. Either a $5 wristband or the purchase of a concert ticket is required to participate or attend. Concert tickets will go on sale Friday at 2 p.m. Prices are $30 for a Weekend Pass which includes all performances, $25 for an All-Day Saturday ticket, and $15 for either Friday night, Saturday afternoon or Saturday night. Students 12-16 are half price and children 11 and under are free with an adult.      

In the event that the Holiday Inn should be booked for the weekend, there are other hotels in the immediate area that are also offering “Bluegrass Rates”!  They are: The Stoney Creek Inn, 217-223-2255, Comfort Inn, 217-228-2700 and Country Inn & Suites, 217-222-8949.  

Be sure to mark your calendar to attend this great family-oriented event!    

For festival information please call:  573-853-4398, or email havenbrook2@yahoo.com.  

Pat  (Spray) Davidson

Tri-State Bluegrass Assoc.

RR 1, Box 52

Williamstown, MO 63473