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Bluegrass, folk fest arrives in Fulton

Music will be in Heritage Canyon; special accommodations for elderly, disabled

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
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A Peoria band called Frank F. Sidney's Western Bandit Volunteers is the headliner of a five-band lineup for Fulton's First Annual Bluegrass/Folk Music Festival. The event will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. June 15 at Heritage Canyon, 515 N. Fourth St. Crafters also will be on hand, and an ice cream parlor will be open.

FULTON – There’s a new family-friendly music festival coming soon to this Mississippi River town.

“Fulton’s First Annual Bluegrass/Folk Music Festival” will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. June 15 in Heritage Canyon, 515 N. Fourth St.

Five bands are on the bill. In order of scheduled appearance, they are: The Matriarchs of Freeport; the Wise Apple Riders of the Quad Cities, the Ryan Getz Band and Dirt Simple, both of Galena, and the headliner, Frank F. Sidney’s Western Bandit Volunteers of Peoria.

Crafters will display their goods, and volunteers will be on hand in the historic 1800s village, to educate and assist as people stroll through this piece of the past. 

The ice cream parlor will be open, and D’s Smokin’ BBQ will be selling rib-eye and pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs, and chips.

Parking attendants will be on hand, and a free shuttle bus will be provided for overflow traffic in the parking lot of First Christian Reformed Church on 14th Avenue between Seventh and Eighth streets. Transportation for the elderly and the disabled will be provided inside the park.

“Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, pick out a shady spot and enjoy the music,” organizer Bob Whitten said.

Admission is $5, or $10 per family, with a limit of two adults. Contact Whitten at whitten_bob@yahoo.com or 309-887-9210 to reserve a crafter spot or for more information.

Go to www.facebook.com/events/140316349490247/ for more details sor to hear music from the bands.

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