NEPA Bluegrass Festival attracts musicians, fans to Tunkhannock from all over


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Gloria Durland, of Wyalusing catches sight of her husband William bringing her a bowl of butter pecan ice cream at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival in Tunkhannock.


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Tommy Wood, of Gouldsboro snorkels for fishing lures and other sunken treasures in the creek at Lazy Brook Park during the NEPA Bluegrass Festival.


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Ron Zeiler, of Lake Ariel brings his harmonica skills to the jam tent Friday afternoon at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Janelle Lavalle, an NEPA Bluegrass Festival vendor, takes a break from selling her soaps to catch some music on the Traditional Stage with her eight-month-old, Jonah.


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Rebecca Collins, of Stilettos Fine Arts Studio, creates some art of her own before instructing a Sip and Paint Class Friday afternoon at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival in Tunkhannock.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

The NEPA Bluegrass Festival, now in its ninth year, is a tradition for musicians and music fans alike, many of whom gather in the jam tent throughout the weekend with their instruments to make new friends and learn new songs.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Abington area band Coal Town Rounders performs on the Traditional Stage during the ninth annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival Friday afternoon, June 3. From left, Matthew Hiller, Christopher Kearney, Ian OHara and Jason Zarnowski.


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TUNKHANNOCK — Impromptu campsite jam sessions, splashing around in the creek, art workshops and plenty of live music were just some of the highlights of the ninth annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival, organized by Danny and Christa Stewart, of Wyalusing. The event, held Thursday through Sunday, June 2 to 5, welcomed more than a dozen traditional and progressive bluegrass bands to two stages at Lazy Brook Park.

Gloria Durland, of Wyalusing catches sight of her husband William bringing her a bowl of butter pecan ice cream at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival in Tunkhannock.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Bluegrass-01.jpgGloria Durland, of Wyalusing catches sight of her husband William bringing her a bowl of butter pecan ice cream at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival in Tunkhannock. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Tommy Wood, of Gouldsboro snorkels for fishing lures and other sunken treasures in the creek at Lazy Brook Park during the NEPA Bluegrass Festival.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Bluegrass-03.jpgTommy Wood, of Gouldsboro snorkels for fishing lures and other sunken treasures in the creek at Lazy Brook Park during the NEPA Bluegrass Festival. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Ron Zeiler, of Lake Ariel brings his harmonica skills to the jam tent Friday afternoon at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Bluegrass-04.jpgRon Zeiler, of Lake Ariel brings his harmonica skills to the jam tent Friday afternoon at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Janelle Lavalle, an NEPA Bluegrass Festival vendor, takes a break from selling her soaps to catch some music on the Traditional Stage with her eight-month-old, Jonah.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Bluegrass-05.jpgJanelle Lavalle, an NEPA Bluegrass Festival vendor, takes a break from selling her soaps to catch some music on the Traditional Stage with her eight-month-old, Jonah. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Rebecca Collins, of Stilettos Fine Arts Studio, creates some art of her own before instructing a Sip and Paint Class Friday afternoon at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival in Tunkhannock.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Bluegrass-06.jpgRebecca Collins, of Stilettos Fine Arts Studio, creates some art of her own before instructing a Sip and Paint Class Friday afternoon at the NEPA Bluegrass Festival in Tunkhannock. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

The NEPA Bluegrass Festival, now in its ninth year, is a tradition for musicians and music fans alike, many of whom gather in the jam tent throughout the weekend with their instruments to make new friends and learn new songs.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Bluegrass-07.jpgThe NEPA Bluegrass Festival, now in its ninth year, is a tradition for musicians and music fans alike, many of whom gather in the jam tent throughout the weekend with their instruments to make new friends and learn new songs. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Abington area band Coal Town Rounders performs on the Traditional Stage during the ninth annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival Friday afternoon, June 3. From left, Matthew Hiller, Christopher Kearney, Ian OHara and Jason Zarnowski.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_ABJ-Bluegrass-2.jpgAbington area band Coal Town Rounders performs on the Traditional Stage during the ninth annual NEPA Bluegrass Festival Friday afternoon, June 3. From left, Matthew Hiller, Christopher Kearney, Ian OHara and Jason Zarnowski. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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