The day started off with open mic featuring a lot of fine local talent. This group called itself Route 395.
These folks were from Castlegar B.C.
The crowd this year was the largest yet. I guess
there were about 200 people there Sunday.
The final open mic-ers were the Panhandle Polecats from
with Pat Foster on the bass.
Big Red Barn got a lot of rhythm into tunes like a reggae
version of St. Anne's Reel.
A new CD is incipient.
Broken ValleyRoadshow from Montana featured smooth vocal harmonies.
Hit and Run Bluegrass showed the polish of a touring band with hot licks, from Colorado.
A few old and young were dancing on the green.
The "almost house band" Jack Straw from Portland played for the 4th time in the festival's 4 year history.
A new record turnout helps ensure there'll be a fifth festival next year...
To the Inland Northwest Bluegrass Association homepage.