Havasu’s 2017 Bluegrass On The Beach Festival

    9th Annual Bluegrass on the Beach Music Festival

    2017 Bluegrass On The Beach Festival

    The 9th Annual Bluegrass Festival will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 10.00 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. at Lake Havasu State Park, in the heart of Arizona in Mohave County. It is one of the most enjoyable and relaxing festivals. Food and beverages will be available for sale.  No coolers.  Bring your lawn chair and relax or take a walk on the beach.

    Pleasing March temperatures and outdoor activities draw visitors to Lake Havasu City. But for this weekend, they travel here for another reason – to enjoy the melodious combinations of vocals, guitars, mandolins, bass’s, and banjos. Or in other words Bluegrass on the Beach. For the 14th year, L&S Promotions is bringing bluegrass to the southwest with this year’s installment, March 4-6, at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4. And once again, promoter Larry Baker has assembled a musical line-up stacked with multi-award winning and world-class bluegrass bands.

    Tickets are available at the gate next to the Hampton Inn. Gates open each day at 8:30 a.m., and music will start at 10 a.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for grass seating. No outside coolers will be allowed. There will again be the Shuttle Service within the festival grounds. Tickets are $20 each day for adults; $10 each day for teens 13-17. Saturday tickets are $25 each day for adults; $10 each day for teens 13-17 and free for children 12 and-under.

    In addition to the music, the festival’s arts and crafts show returns with a variety of vendors, along with tasty food choices and adult beverages. Ice will be available for purchase. There will be a honey wagon and water truck. Band workshops are a mainstay, and will be in action both Friday and Saturday.

    This year’s line-up brings bands from throughout the U.S. including, 10-Time IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Cleveland, considered one of the premier bluegrass fiddle players of his generation has been playing fiddle since age four. He has made guest appearances with many bluegrass legends and has played with many bands. Cleveland will be performing Friday and Saturday, as well as leading a fiddle workshop.

    Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers brings several awards to LHC including: Recorded Event of the Year, Song of the Year, Broadcaster of the Year and many more IBMA nominations. Nothin’ Fancy hails from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and is one of the most entertaining and fun bands in the bluegrass genre.

    Bluegrass ETC will perform a hard-hitting show of instrumental expertise, vocal precision and stage personality that never fail to entertain. Larry Gillis and the West Coast Swampgrass Band: one half of the legendary Gillis Brothers, Larry, continues with his band the West Coast Swampgrass with a sound of hard core, straight up traditional bluegrass of their own. A new, refreshing and talented young band, Nu Blu from North Carolina will get your attention with a smooth and stylist performance. Husband and wife team Daniel & Carolyn Routh have a combination of traditionally, Americana and a new fresh sparkle of contemporary acoustic music. Kip & Jerry’s Rocky Road Show has the wonderful ability to blend Scruggs style picking with incredibly tasteful melodic licks.

    For more information call at 209-480-4693 or email at rodedog52@gmail.com and also visit their website at http://www.golakehavasu.com.

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