High & Dry Bluegrass Festival news

Thursday, May 13th, 2010, 9:45 pm by Ben Salmon

The High & Dry Bluegrass Festival is now in its fourth year of kicking string-band butt on some acreage over by the Bend Airport. By all accounts, High & Dry is a great time, with terrific traditional bluegrass music, awesome people and a convivial atmosphere. And did I mention the cost? A $10 bill gets you in for the whole weekend.

It appears High & Dry is beginning to awaken for 2010. Here are some things that have popped up:

-A date has been set: Aug. 20-22. Same location: Runway Ranch, just east of the airport.

-The lineup is starting to take shape. Currently, it includes out-of-towners Bluestone County, Lee Highway and Misty Mamas, plus locals Back from the Dead, Cinder Blue, Bend’N Strings, Runway Ranch, Big Pine & the PItchtones, LeRoy & the Sidekicks, Bitterbrush, Quincy Street, Blackstrap, The Prairie Rockets and Bare Roots. (What is it with bluegrass bands and “B” band names?)

-A house concert featuring folk-grass master Steve Spurgin is set for June 11, with proceeds benefiting the festival. More details are here.

-If you’re on Facebook, you can be a fan of High & Dry’s new Facebook page. (While you’re there, why not be a fan of Frequency, too?)

Stay tuned to the High & Dry website to make sure you’re up to date on the fest!

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