TUNKHANNOCK — The NEPA Bluegrass Festival will return to Lazy Brook Park from Thursday to Sunday, June 2 to 5. More than a dozen traditional and progressive bluegrass bands will be featured on two stages. Headliners this year include Marty Raybon and Full Circle, the Spinney Brothers and Nothin’ Fancy.
The Progressive Stage will feature performances by Driftwood, Coal Town Rounders, and Mason Porter.
Additional acts this year will include Larry Stephenson, Cirac Blue, Goldwing Express, Mama Corn, Remington Ryde, Scott Brannon, Jim Gaudet, Kipp and Jerry, Cat Elwell and Big Valley Bluegrass.
A number of activities are conducted throughout the weekend that cater to a variety of interests and age ranges. A “sip and paint” class on Friday afternoon, for example, will be offered at an additional charge for guests who aren’t as interested in picking and jamming. This year, the Kids Corner will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, featuring a fairy garden party, painting, silly sing-alongs and scavenger hunts.
Musicians can stop to see Dave Strunk, of Brothers Music of Wind Gap, who will provide repairs and restringing of instruments on site.
Tickets for 2016 NEPA Bluegrass can be purchased online at nepabluegrass.com. Free camping is available with a full weekend ticket only. Electricity is available at an additional charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional tickets will be available at the gate for the weekend or by the day.
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The Spinney Brothers, from Nova Scotia, Canada, offer a unique duet vocal style supported by traditional, southern-flavored bluegrass music.
Nothin’ Fancy will return to the NEPA Bluegrass Festival this year from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
The NEPA Bluegrass Festival will return to Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock from Thursday to Sunday, June 2 to 5. Headliners include Marty Raybon and Full Circle (shown), the Spinney Brothers and Nothin’ Fancy.
Information provided by NEPA Bluegrass Festival.