BIG RIVER — The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Society has announced they are hosting an in-person music camp and festival this summer. After two years of waiting, they are looking forward to sharing the joy of live music with Bluegrass fans from across the prairies once again.
The festival is bringing back some of the bands that were originally scheduled to play in 2020, such as old-time stringband Five Mile Mountain Road of Virginia and Saskatoon’s The Local Group, as well as bringing in some new names like Virginia-based twin sisters The Price Sisters and local honky tonk supergroup The Salt Licks.
Other participants expected to be there include Doggone Brothers, Eliza's C.A.M.P. Showcase, Raven She Hollers, Scott Cook and Stanley County Cut-ups.
The Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Time Music Camp will take place Aug. 15 to 19 at The Ness Creek Site, near Big River, and will offer a diverse range of classes and workshops. There will be classes in banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmony singing and even an introductory music class for children. All classes will be taught by the festival’s main stage performers. Following the music camp will be the festival Aug. 19 to 21.
A full list of programming, camp registration and tickets for the festival are available on the society’s website https://northernlightsbluegrass.com