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Dance the grass blue at State Bridge

Cassie Pence
Special to the Daily
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BOND ” Summer means bluegrass music. Labor Day means the end of summer. This logically adds up to mean the seasonal end of bluegrass concerts is upon us.

Luckily for bluegrass lovers, State Bridge River Resort hosts Yarmony Bluegrass Festival Saturday through Monday, packing in as much Americana music as one can in a three-day festival.

“Yarmony Grass is a progressive bluegrass festival in the tradition of what has become known as Jam Grass,” promoter Andrew McConathy said. “Headlining the festival and playing two sets of music each night is Billy Nershi, guitarist and songwriter from The String Cheese Incident and his side-project Honkytonk Homeslice.”

McConathy said attendees can expect to hear String Cheese music during the headliners’ first set, and the second set will explode into a “pick-a-thon,” where many of the musicians will join in onstage for a jam session.

Keith Moseley, also of The String Cheese Incident, will play a solo acoustic guitar show for the first time ever, and he plans on playing the harmonica.

Also on the bill is Shanti Groove, Cornmeal, The Waybacks, The Santa Fe All-Stars featuring Sharon Gilchrist, The Coyote Gospel, Big Water, Drew Emmitt Solo (from Leftover Salmon), The Johnny Schleper Band and Hustle.

In addition to music, musicians will teach workshops daily on stage from 5:30-7 p.m. on everything from percussion to mandolin to songwriting.

“The guitar player from Shanti Groove is going to teach on flat picking,” McConathy said.

Yarmony Grass is family-friendly. There will be a kids area where they can do arts and crafts, dress up and get their faces painted.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call State Bridge River Resort at 653-4444 or visit http://www.statebridge.com.

Arts and Entertainment Editor Cassie Pence can be reached at 748-2938 or cpence@vaildaily.com.

Vail, Colorado

Saturday

12:30-1:30 p.m. ” Hustle.

2-3:30 p.m. ” The Coyote Gospel.

4-5:30 p.m. ” Cornmeal.

5:30-7 p.m. ” Dinner break

(musical workshops, arts and crafts).

7-8:30 p.m. ” New Monsoon.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. ” Honkytonk Homeslice and friends (2 sets).

Sunday

12:30-1:30 p.m. ” Big Water.

2-3:30 p.m. ” The Waybacks.

4-5:30 p.m. ” Shanti Groove.

5:30-7 p.m. ” Dinner break

(musical workshops, arts and crafts).

7-8:30 p.m. ” Keith Moseley (solo acoustic).

9 p.m.-1 a.m. ” Honkytonk Homeslice and friends (2 sets).

Monday

12:30-1:30 p.m. Johnny Schleper Band.

2-3:30 p.m. ” TBA.

4-5:30 p.m. ” The Santa Fe All-Stars featuring Sharon Gilchrist.

5:30-7 p.m. ” Dinner break

(musical workshops, arts and crafts).

7-8:30 p.m. ” Drew Emmitt Solo.

9 p.m.-1 a.m. ” Honkytonk Homeslice and friends (2 sets).

Schedule subject to change.


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