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Bluegrass Festival is back in full swing, and it’s free

The Sorensen Family Band will be performing Saturday night at the Spring City Bluegrass and Folk Festival, which will held Aug. 6-7 this year.

SPRING CITY—This year’s Spring City Bluegrass and Folk Festival sounds like the perfect solution for people who are itching to get outside and enjoy some quality time with family and friends and listen to some great music.

That’s because the 2021 festival on Aug. 6 and Aug. 7 is back in full swing with a full slate of great entertainers, said Ted Hinckley, director. The festival’s first performance starts on Friday evening and last one wraps up on Saturday night.

All the fun will be held at the Spring City Park, 150 E Center Street, where food vendors will be on hand and crafts will be on display. There will also be a quilt exhibit in the ballroom of the new town hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

The good news is the festival is free this year, Hinckley said. This was accomplished in conjunction with Spring City Arts; so a donation at the door will be greatly appreciated, Hinckley said.

Hinckley has directed the Spring City music festival for five years and he also directs other music festivals in Escalante and Kanab. He has noticed that “people are so excited to be out this year and to have somewhere to go.”

Residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to the open seating and come watch the show. Patrons are being asked to keep their distance and wear masks if they feel more comfortable doing so, Hinckley said.

One of the most anticipated shows is called Barn Beats, where a group kids who have been practicing their rhythmic skills with sticks and planks in Randal Thatcher’s old barn perform their “drum orchestra” for the crowd.

Other featured attractions include:

The well-liked Sorensen Family Band, which has lots of fun and lots of talent, will be performing as an extension of what they do on their backyard porch on summer nights, Hinckley said.

Lacey and Lyndy Rogers sister duo Red Dirt Girls have been singing in harmony to old country classics and traditional gospel hymns for as long as they can remember. The duo recorded their first album last spring in Nashville. Their music details their authentic journey through cosmic desert country music. They are thrilled to be coming to Spring City, Hinckley said.

The Backyard Revival is a Folk/Americana group with male/female duet style lead vocals, three and four part harmonies, guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolins, ukulele and upright bass. They present an eclectic live show abundant with toe-tapping originals and creatively interpreted covers.

The Fabled Folks is an acoustic five-piece band based out of Provo. Though highly influenced by bluegrass and folk music, their sound draws from the diverse musical backgrounds of each member to blend rock, jazz and pop into their unique sound palette.

The grand finale will feature Peter Breinholt who will appear with his friends, Nancy Hanson and Drew and Lacey Williams. Peter is counted as a local in Spring City, as he spends time here at a family property.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/springcitybluegrass.