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33rd Annual Tottenham Bluegrass Festival run June 17–19

June 8, 2016   ·   0 Comments

By Wendy Gabrek
The 33rd annual Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is set to take place at the Tottenham Conservation Area from June 17-19.
The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is held every June and draws popular and award winning bands from the United States and across Canada to New Tecumseth.
Many Bluegrass fans also travel from far and wide to check out the three days of performances, some arriving as early as two weeks in advance to secure their camp site and play music with other like-minded bluegrass music lovers.
The Tottenham Bluegrass has become known as “Ontario’s Top Family Festival,” and children 16 and under are free to attend with a responsible adult.
“We continue to build on this (family experience) with an expanded children’s entertainment lineup and our ever popular youth talent contest,” said a Bluegrass representative. “Other attractions including our youth talent contest, the Sunday gospel show, hands on workshops and food and craft vendors.”
This year’s performance schedule is:
Friday, June 17
• 6:30 – 7 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
• 7 – 7:4- p.m. Slocan Ramblers
• 7:45 – 8:25 p.m. Beeton Creek Rising
• 8:30 – 9:10 p.m. Davis & Grant
• 9:15 – 9:55 p.m. Slocan Rambler
• 10 – 10:40 p.m. Traditionally Wound
Saturday, June 18
• 10:15 – 10:55 a.m. Slocan Ramblers
• 11 – 11:40 a.m. Tebworth Brothers
• 11:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Winterline
• 12:30 – 1:10 p.m. Grasstic Measures
• 1:15 – 1:55 p.m. Traditional Wound
• 2 – 2:40 p.m. Remington Ryde
• 2:45 – 3:25 p.m. David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition
• 3:30 – 4:10 p.m. Spinney Brothers
• 2:45 – 3:25 p.m. Children Contest Winners
• 5:30 – 6:10 p.m. Beeton Creek Rising
• 6:10 – 6:55 p.m. Grasstic Measures
• 7 – 7:40 p.m. Winterline
• 7:45 – 8:25 p.m. Traditionally Wound
• 8:30 – 9:10 p.m. Remington Ryde
• 9:15 – 9:55 p.m. Spinney Brothers
• 10 – 10:55 p.m. David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition
Sunday June 19
• 11 a.m. – noon Remington Ryde
• 12:10 – 12:50 p.m. Winterline
• 12:55 – 1:30 p.m. Dave Parmley & Cardinal Tradition
• 1:35 – 2:15 p.m. Spinney Brothers
• 2:20 – 3 p.m. Mike O’Reilly & Ray Legere
Advance tickets for the Bluegrass Festival go on sale June 5.
The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is run by a committee of the Tottenham & Beeton Chamber of Commerce Inc., the Simcoe County Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association, community volunteers, and the support of the Beeton–Tottenham Business Improvement Association and the Town of New Tecumseth.
For more information visit www.tottenhambluegrass.com, call 647 209-2593 or Like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/TottenhamBluegrass

Photo by Wendy Gabrek
A lone music fan listens atop a hill while Bluegrass music is enjoyed by hundreds in the natural amphitheater setting of the Tottenham Conservation Area, one of Tottenham’s treasures.


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