The Barley Jacks, Art Stevenson & High Water, and Dead Horses to Headline the 2015 River Falls Roots & Bluegrass Music Festival

Published by admin on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 21:22

The River Falls Roots & Bluegrass Music Festival held April 9 – 12 in River Falls, Wisconsin, has announced the entertainment lineup for its fifth annual event with headlining performances from famed-bluegrass groups—The Barley Jacks, Art Stevenson & High Water, and Dead Horses. This indoor music weekend features over 50 hours of foot stompin’ Bluegrass, Cajun and Roots music from regional and local artists where visitors young and old can stroll historic Main Street and find bluegrass music on every corner!

Kick off the 2015 River Falls Roots & Bluegrass Music Festival on Thursday, April 9, at 7PM at Junior’s Bar & Restaurant with live performances from Walter Croll and Friends as UW – River Falls’ students share their unique blend of Folk, Blues and Jazz musical talents. Friday evening kicks off with the 2nd Annual Beer & Wine Tasting from 5 – 8PM which promises to be even bigger and better. Attendees at this ticketed event can sample a variety of savory wines from Door County Winery, Wollersheim Winery and more plus refreshing beers from local craft breweries such as Rush River Brewing Company and Summit Brewing Company, to name a few.

Only at the River Falls Roots & Bluegrass Music Festival will you find Wisconsin’s 3rd Annual Flatpicking Guitar Championship. Musicians who compose their own musical material are invited to compete in the Singer/Songwriter Competition now in its fourth year. Artists nationwide have a chance to win coveted prizes by demonstrating their musical talents to standing-room only crowds. Also on hand—a variety of free workshops, jam sessions, open mic and more!

Admission to attend the concerts and competitions is free thanks to our great sponsors, including the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. For festival lodging and more information about the River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival, call 715-425-2533 or visit us online at www.riverfallsbluegrass.com .

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