Traditional Music Festival
Festus, Missouri

Saturday and Sunday
September 27 - September 28, 2014
11 am - 6 pm both days
West City Park, 2232-2292 Old State Highway A
Festus, Missouri

Every September thousands of music lovers converge on this annual Traditional Music Festival that was previously held at Fort Kaskaskia State Historical Site. Nationally and regionally known musicians treat the crowd to Bluegrass, Cajun, Irish, and Country music as well as other entertainment such as traditional dances. A craft show is held on both days with plenty of interesting items for sale, and there is no shortage of food and refreshments. If you would like to spend one of the last weekends of summer enjoying good music in a scenic then the annual Traditional Music Festival is a sure fire bet for a great afternoon outing.

National "Open Fiddle Champion George Portz & His "Friends of Bluegrass" Band
Traditional Music
Walin Wood Band from Nashville, Tennessee
National Bluegrass Harmonica Champion
Dennis Stroughmatt Et L'Espirit Creole
Louisiana Cajun Accordion & Fiddle
Punches Family Band
Missouri Bluegrass/Gospel
Matt McElroy
Illinois State Harmonica Champion
Charlie & The Girls
Southern Illinois Family Bluegrass Band
Hawf Family Band
Mid-America Bluegrass
Thunder and Lightning Cloggers
Southern Illinois
Mel Besher & Adam Yount
Traditional Bluegrass/Country
Jefferson County Square Dancers
11 am - 11:45 am
National "Open Fiddle Champion George Portz & His "Friends of Bluegrass" Band
Traditional Music
Walin Wood Band from Nashville, Tennessee
National Bluegrass Harmonica Champion
The Irish Aires
“Grassy” Celtic Music
Worthington Family
Family Bluegrass - Gospel Band
Brenda Cook
Traditional Country Singer
Jon Jones
Ozark Scottish Bagpiper
Louisiana Cajun Ramblers
Louisiana Cajun Music w/ Jole Blon & Johnny Boudreaux
Fiddlers Frolic
The Midwest’s Finest Fiddlers
Irish (Celtic) Dancers
Kalei & Jaella Swogger
The Moore Family Bluegrass Band
Marine IL Pickin’ Family
Redhead Express
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Special Encore Performance at 3:30 pm
Remember to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for seating!
Both Days!
Food and Refreshments available on the grounds

Primitive tent camping and RV’s allowed. No hook-ups available.

The Festival is located at West City Park at 2232-2292 Old State Highway A in Festus -1 mile off Interstate 55 (Follow Signs).


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