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Colorado's Bluegrass on the River Became a Fair Event

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Claire LynchPueblo, CO -- A 23-year tradition made a move to the Colorado State Fairgrounds. The annual bluegrass music festival, formerly "Bluegrass on the River", took place June 1-3, 2012, as "Bluegrass at the Fair" at their new location at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo, Colorado. The 23rd annual festival showcased three days of pickin’ for only $30. The festival kicked off Friday with Nashville recording artist, The Claire Lynch Band; Saturday featured Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band; with Pueblo’s own Fireweed band pickin’ throughout the weekend. In all, nearly 20 bands hit the stage for this annual bluegrass music event.

In true festival style, bluegrass fans were able to camp with electric hookups for $35 for all three days on a first-come-first-served basis, as well as enjoy numerous vendors and side jam sessions. It was a weekend full of Bluegrass Music in every form.

“We were thrilled to host the Bluegrass at the Fair festival,” said State Fair General Manager, Chris Wiseman. “This is a great event for the state and provides three days of entertainment for a very reasonable cost. I’m also proud to know that proceeds were directed to the 4-H and FFA projects on the fairgrounds.”

Proceeds from this years event went towards the Colorado State Fair Foundation for the purpose of building new 4-H and FFA dormitories, establishing new and improving old 4-H and FFA competitions and other 4-H and FFA functions.

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