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Dickson-Murst hosts bluegrass fest

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
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Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association brings its festival to the Dickson-Murst Farm on July 28, with jamming, open-mic performances and workshops.

The Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association will hold its Bluegrass Festival at the Dickson-Murst Farm in Montgomery from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The festival will feature workshops on the traditional instruments in bluegrass music, with open mic performances by bands from across the state, plus jam sessions throughout the grounds.

Combined with the festival is a vintage car show. Collectors in the area are invited to bring their autos for a day of talking cars and live entertainment. The Kendall Arts Guild also will display artwork. As always, food will be available at the Country Kitchen.

The Bluegrass Festival at the farm is a free event. The Conservation Foundation, owner of the site and co-host of the event, noted the event will go on, rain or shine.

Dickson-Murst Farm is at 2550 Dickson Road. It is one mile east of Illinois Route 47, two miles west of Orchard Road, between U.S. Route 30 and Galena/Chicago Road. For information or directions, call 630-272-0686.

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