Sunday, May 9, 2010

Gettysburg to host 60th bluegrass festival

The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival on May 13 through May 16 will feature more than 20 acts and 40 performances.

New main stage for The GBF going up.

The Evening Sun

What better way to celebrate the 60th Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival than with the return of one of the most recognized bluegrass bands?

The four-day festival from May 13 to May 16 will feature a performance by Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, a band that has not played together at the festival in more than 10 years.

They will join more than 20 acts and 40 performances during the festival held at the Granite Hill Camping Resort, including Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Dale Ann Bradley, The Seldom Scene, Blue Highway and Mountain Heart.

Alison Krauss and Union Station played at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival from Krauss' early career when she was still in high school until a few years after her Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year win in 1995.

Krauss - known not only for her work with Union Station but also for her award-winning collaboration with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant on the album "Raising Sand" - has won 26 Grammy Awards, more than other female in Grammy Awards history.

The band will close the festival with a single performance on Sunday, May 16 at 7 p.m. More here.

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