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Tonight, we went to the first annual bluegrass festival in Millersville. The community center there is nice, the crowd was small, and it was free. The talent was amazing!

My wife saw it on facebook back in the spring and put it on her calendar. We could find nothing else about it. I definitely plan to go next year.

That’s a nice little community right out of Nashville. Everyone was friendly. I noticed no one left amy trash lying around.

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1 minute ago, gregintenn said:

Tonight, we went to the first annual bluegrass festival in Millersville. The community center there is nice, the crowd was small, and it was free. The talent was amazing!

My wife saw it on facebook back in the spring and put it on her calendar. We could find nothing else about it. I definitely plan to go next year.

That’s a nice little community right out of Nashville. Everyone was friendly. I noticed no one left amy trash lying around.

Sounds like a good time. Been a long time since I’ve been to anything like that but I have always enjoyed some bluegrass music. 

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Oh for the days of the Full Moon Bluegrass Festival. Not the one that was at Percy Warner Park, but the one back in the 80’s on the farm off Old Hillsboro Road. 
 

Those were some good times and GREAT music. John Prine would even show up on occasion. 

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I love a good bluegrass jamboree.

I went to one out past Brushy Mountain Prison one time. We were out there on a Habitat build, and the crew we were working with said we just had to go.

 Instructions were, “turn on the gravel road right past the guard tower.  It’ll look like you’re not supposed to be there, but everyone knows about the jamboree tonight.  Go about 3 miles.  You cross the creek a couple of times and come to a fork.  Take the right fork and go until you think you’ve surely gone too far - then go another mile or so.”

Sure enough the trees opened up right about the time we were going to turn around and there was a one room mason block building with a stage down front. I was probably 23, and never before or since have I seen so much moonshine in one place.  Seems like every trunk was open with bottles inside.

They held a raffle. First place was an SKS.  Second place was a case of diet sprite.

Best bluegrass I’ve ever heard. A guy playing the upright bass passed out drunk and fell off the stage.  Two guys carried him outside and another guy just got up out of the crowd, picked up the bass, stepped back up on the stage and just joined right in. 

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9 hours ago, MacGyver said:

I love a good bluegrass jamboree.

I went to one out past Brushy Mountain Prison one time. We were out there on a Habitat build, and the crew we were working with said we just had to go.

 Instructions were, “turn on the gravel road right past the guard tower.  It’ll look like you’re not supposed to be there, but everyone knows about the jamboree tonight.  Go about 3 miles.  You cross the creek a couple of times and come to a fork.  Take the right fork and go until you think you’ve surely gone too far - then go another mile or so.”

Sure enough the trees opened up right about the time we were going to turn around and there was a one room mason block building with a stage down front. I was probably 23, and never before or since have I seen so much moonshine in one place.  Seems like every trunk was open with bottles inside.

They held a raffle. First place was an SKS.  Second place was a case of diet sprite.

Best bluegrass I’ve ever heard. A guy playing the upright bass passed out drunk and fell off the stage.  Two guys carried him outside and another guy just got up out of the crowd, picked up the bass, stepped back up on the stage and just joined right in. 

This was a bit more of a high brow and family oriented affair than the one you described, but I’d have enjoyed that one as well.

If you’ve never seen Leroy Troy play his “agitator”, don’t cheat yourself!

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On 7/2/2021 at 11:32 PM, MacGyver said:

They held a raffle. First place was an SKS.  Second place was a case of diet sprite.

Good thing I didn't have a mouthful of coffee when I read 2nd place prize. That's funny right there  I don't care who you are!! Was that the mixer for the shine??

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58 minutes ago, Dirtshooter said:

Good thing I didn't have a mouthful of coffee when I read 2nd place prize. That's funny right there  I don't care who you are!! Was that the mixer for the shine??

Probably.

As I remember, the second place winner got either a case of Diet Sprite or Diet Pepsi. Third place got whatever was left.

I was raised around the north Georgia version of those folks. But some of the folks who were with us weren’t from around these parts - and it was quite a shock for them.

Good times.  There’s some great bluegrass in and around Nashville.  But it’s hard to beat a bunch of folks just getting together to play a d have a good time on a Friday night. 

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