String music

13 bands will perform
at Versailles Bluegrass Festival

Staff Report

(October 2007) – Thirteen bluegrass bands are scheduled to perform at 19th annual Versailles State Park Bluegrass Festival set for Oct. 6-7 near Versailles, Ind.
Well-known bands from across the region such as Cincinnati’s Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, Milan, Ind.’s Wildwood Valley Boys, and The All American Bluegrass Band from Richmond, Ind., will hit the stage for this two-day event.

Rural Route 2

Photo provided

“Rural Route 2” is among the list
of bluegrass bands scheduled to
perform in Versailles, Ind., in October.

Saturday’s line-up begins at 10 a.m. with BJ Express. Following will be Work-In-Progress, Mt. Pleasant String Band, Rural Route 2, James White Band, Comet Bluegrass All-Stars, and Born Again. A lake-front bonfire will begin at approximately 7 p.m., where band members and festival-goers are welcome to bring out their instruments for a jam session.
Sunday will begin with a church service at 10 a.m. led by Jim Denman, who inspired many at last year’s service. He will then perform, followed by Barn Storming Bluegrass, Lost Mill, All American Bluegrass Band, and Born Again. Closing out the festival will be the Wildwood Valley Boys.
Festival attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs but no alcohol. A variety of food will be available at the festival site. Entrance to the festival is only $5 per person, plus the park gate fee for one day.
Sponsors for the festival include the Ripley County Community Foundation, Friendship State Bank, McDonald’s restaurant, Sonny’s Concessions, Little Red Wagon Concessions, Boone’s Redneck Cooking Wagon, Bill Schrader, Tom Todhunter, Gilpin Screen Printing, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Pat’s Bulk Food and Main Source Insurance.
Held the first weekend of October each year on the shore of the Versailles Lake, the Bluegrass Festival offers visitors a chance to hear great music while relaxing outdoors with the backdrop of fall foliage.

• For more information, contact the Ripley County Tourism Bureau at 1-888-747-5394 or visit: www.ripleycountytourism.com or www.VersaillesStatePark.com.

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