NORWICH – Organizers of the Norwich Family Bluegrass Festival added a fourth day to this year’s event, hoping more audience members and local musicians will take advantage.
“We added the extra day because we wanted to offer more open-stage time to any musicians and acts that want to get up there and jam,” said festival co-organizer and headliner Mike “Dr. Mike” Tirella, of The Cabin Fever Band. “That’s what Bluegrass festivals are all about; making the audience and the community part of the music.”
More than 1,000 people – many from across Canada and the Northeast – are expected to attend the growing festival, known for its intimate stage setting and laid-back family atmosphere.
The festival runs from Thursday, July 24 through Sunday, July 27, at the Chenango County Fairgrounds. Admission is $50 for an adult four-day ticket. Kids under 16 are free. Daily rates are also available (Thursday $10, Friday $15, Saturday $25, Sunday $10).