I know many of our listeners would baulk at the idea of a Bluegrass festival.  But I also  know plenty of people who's flavors of music cross into the blues arena...and from there it's not a stretch to hit country...and just a little further down the dirt road (behind some barns and past the sheep) is bluegrass.

If you are into this sort of thing, Heritage Canyon in Fulton makes for an amazing venue for acoustic instruments.  There's a little canyon you walk into where you'll see some old school buildings and a church. Next to that is a tiny pavilion where the music originates and then echoes through the trees and sound so freaking good.

FULTON, Illinois—In 2019, a group of area friends resurrected an annual bluegrass festival at Wierenga's Heritage Canyon in Fulton, Illinois and had plans of continuing the tradition in 2020; however, the pandemic forced the group to cancel plans last year. This year the festival will once again return.

Saturday, June 26th, 2021 guests are invited to experience one of the greatest natural amphitheaters in the area at Wierenga's Heritage Canyon in Fulton, Illinois, where you will be treated to world-class bluegrass from regional and national acts.

Musical Line-up:

No Worries: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Fox Crossing String Band:  2:15PM - 3:15PM
Grass Attack:  3:30PM - 4:15PM
Cristina Vane String Band: 4:30PM – 6:00PM

Tickets are available in advance at Eventbrite ($15 per person or $40 per family) and will be available for purchase at the gate ($20 per person or $50 per family). Proceeds will benefit the Early American Crafters, Heritage Canyon, and other local charities.

Food will be available from Hillbilly Jack’s BBQ and, in addition, beverages and snacks will be available for purchase by the Early American Crafters. There will be a craft vendor fair and opportunity to explore the canyon and historic village throughout the day.

Bring your lawn chairs and get ready for a fantastic afternoon of family-friendly entertainment!

To learn more about the Heritage Bluegrass Festival please visit: facebook.com/FultonHeritageBluegrassFestival.

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