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North Creek bluegrass festival sets lineup for 2013

Audie Blaylock & Redline perform at the 2012 Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival in North Creek.

Audie Blaylock & Redline perform at the 2012 Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival in North Creek.

— Organizers of the 10th Annual Upper Hudson Bluegrass Festival have finalized their lineup for this year’s event, which will be held Aug. 16-18 at the Ski Bowl Park.

The orginal schedule included one favorite, Vern Young, but he had to cancel due to health issues. The Seth Sawyer Band, of Vermont, will take his place.

The other bands will be: Audie Blaylock & Redline, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, the Spinney Brothers, the Katahdin Valley Boys, HoneyGrass, Washington County Line, Beartracks, Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters, and 83-year-old Smokey Greene, a country music and bluegrass legend in New York state.

Performances will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

The festival include a selection of vendors for souvenirs and food. Sound will be provided by Green Mountain Music, Pete and Cora Bolster. Don Sprague will be returning as the emcee. The media sponsor is NCPR.

Day tickets are available: $25pp Friday, $30 Saturday and $15 Sunday. Also, it’s only $15pp each evening after 5 p.m. Kids 15 and under are free with a parent.

Three-day tickets, purchased in advance, are $50pp before Aug. 9 or $60pp at the gate. Three-day tickets include camper parking, fresh water fill-up, and a “for extra fee” pump out Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Please call for specific camper parking information.

To purchase advance tickets, send a check and an SASE to Upper Hudson Festivals, Inc., P. O. Box 276, North Creek, NY, 12853. For complete information, visit online at www.upperhudsonbluegrassfestival or call (518)-251-3141.

Friday, Aug. 16

12-12:45 p.m. Washington County Line

12:45-1:30 p.m. Seth Sawyer Band

1:30-2:15 p.m. HoneyGrass

2:15-3 p.m. Katahdin Valley Boys

3-3:45 p.m. Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

3:45-4:30 p.m. Beartracks

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