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Wisconsin's 3rd Annual Bluegrass & Roots Festival April 5-7

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3rd Annual Bluegrass & Roots FestivalRiver Falls, WI -- The River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau is pleased to announce the lineup for the Third Annual Bluegrass and Roots Festival April 5-7 in downtown River Falls, Wisconsin. The three days of live Bluegrass, Roots, Cajun, and Americana music will include headliners The Greencards on Friday night and Pert’ Near Sandstone on Saturday night. Other artists include Brian Wicklund and the Barley Jacks, The Ditch Lilies, The Boys n’ The Barrels and the High 48’s. Banjo, guitar and fiddle workshops and jam sessions included.

The River Falls Roots & Bluegrass Festival is also home to the Upper Midwest Flatpicking Guitar Championship. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finalists with a Grand Prize including Larrivee D-50 (valued at $2,800)! In addition to the flatpicking contest the festival will feature a Singer/Songwriter Competition which promises to be an exciting competition among the best of the best. Prizes will also be awarded for the top three artists.

Ticket prices: Friday $25.00; Saturday $25.00, Friday and Saturday two-day pass $40.00. Purchase tickets at Stay for the weekend in select River Falls’ hotels and receive one FREE ticket to that evening’s performance. Complete schedule and more information can be found online at or call the River Falls Chamber of Commerce at 715-425-2533. Complete music festival lineup follows

Please note: Items in bold are the Main Stage performances and require a ticket to enter. 
Visit and click on the Get Tickets tab for more information.

Friday, April 5th 2013 




4:30-7:30 pm

Everett Smithson

Johnnie's Bar

6:00-9:00 pm

Brian Wicklund 


8:30-9:15 pm

Chris Silver 

Juniors Bar/Grill

9:30- 11:00 pm

The Greencards 

Juniors Bar/Grill

10:00 - 2:00am

Dead Horses 

Shooter's Bar

Saturday, April 6th 2013 




8:00-11:00 am

Rush River Ramblers

Southfork Cafe

8:30-10:30 am

Open Jam

Riverview Hotel

10:00-11:00 am

Banjo Workshop

Brickhouse Music

11:00-12:00 pm

Ukulele Workshop

Brickhouse Music

11:00-12:30 pm

Open Mic

Dish & Spoon Cafe

11:00-1:30 pm

Flatpick Guitar Competition

Juniors Bar/Grill

1:00-2:00 pm

Mandolin Workshop



Percussion Petting Zoo

Brickhouse Music

2:00-4:00 pm 

"Attic Treasures Appraisal"- bring your treasure for an appraisal or just stop by to watch.

Riverwalk Art and Antiques

2:00-5:00 pm

Jumbo Ya Ya 

Bo's N Mine 

2:30-4:30 pm

Singer/Songwriter Competition 

Juniors Bar/Grill 

2:30-4:30 pm

Open Jam

Family Fresh

3:30-6:30 pm

Ditch Lilies 


5:00-8:00 pm 

Platte Valley Boys

Lazy River Saloon

8:00-8:45 pm

The Goldblooms 

Juniors Bar/Grill

9:00-10:30 pm

Pert 'Near Sandstone

Juniors Bar/Grill

10:30-1:00 am

Boys n the Barrels

Corner Saloon

Sunday April 7th 2013





High 48's  

West Wind Supper Club

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