My brother and sister-in-law love travelling around to music festivals, especially bluegrass shows. They have made lots of friends and met many of the bands and finally decided to have a show themselves. Last weekend, we traveled to their place in MD where they had gathered 6-8 bands to come play in their barn over the course of 2 days. They don’t have a typical nasty old barn but rather a large, modern facility that happens to have a stage area built in! It was perfect for the bands to play upon! Between musician friends and their own collection, they put together a first-class sound system and had an all-around great party.
I took some pics and videos of some of the bands so you should definitely check out their websites to hear what they are all about. I wish I had gotten info on everyone. Oh well, next year you will have to come to hear for yourself!
The David Mayfield Parade was there.
In between bands, there was much time for frivolity. Of course, even when they played, there was much opportunity for dancing and acting up. Many people were fueled by a common liquid wheat-based fuel source which added to their courage levels and self-determined dancing skills! It was a ton of fun.
The barn…story about the firetruck in another post
The view from the barn
Abigail played on stage some and out in the yard some and collected a few tips
All told, there were 150-200 people that came. Some folks camped on his property, others “fell asleep” in the beds of the pickup trucks and some never slept at all. We opted for the hotel a few miles away. I think that worked well for us. Anyhow, we had a really great time and heard some really great music…some was bluegrass, some was folk, some was hard to describe but that’s what makes music so much fun, isn’t it?
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We had to leave before the David Mayfield Parade but we’ll be sure to see them next year. Lots of fun and wonderful music. Even danced a little myself.
Where in MD? Looks like a fine time!
That is QUITE a “barn”!
Is your brother an interesting character like yourself?
There used to be a huge bluegrass festival in the town 20 minutes south of here every year and I used to spend all weekend there as a kid running around and having a blast. Now that I’ve moved back in the area after being away nearly three decades, I’m not even sure it still exists. I need to check it out and find out.
Lisa – near Frederick. It was a great time!
Capri K – my brother is an interesting character. He’s into a whole different set of stuff than I am but he never lets the dust settle in the barn…we both like to do whatever strikes our fancy!
Ed – I have never really gotten into music festivals too much but I think it is because I don’t know about them with enough notice to get there and enjoy in comfort rather than in heat and skeeters. I could def get into it though!
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