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Inaugural Great Folkgrass Happenstance October 17

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Great Folkgrass HappenstanceThe inaugural Great Folkgrass Happenstance will take place October 17 in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. The festival will be held at Ruins Hall and will celebrate some of the region’s best folk and bluegrass musicians. Ruins Hall is shell of the historic Enterprise Manufacturing building, which after years of neglect, has found renewed life as a unique space for music, arts, and popular events.

Glen Rock is a historic mill town in southern York County, Pennsylvania and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The early industries of Glen Rock centered on woolen mills, iron foundries, machine shops, and distilleries. Glen Rock is located 30 minutes south of York, in an area that was a hotbed of musicians who traveled down to Baltimore in the early formative days of bluegrass.

Topped by the Quimby Mountain Band and Caleb Stine, the line-up of the Great Folkgrass Happenstance will reflect that long, proud, tradition of the area. The rest of the line-up is filled out with some of the surrounding areas premier bands including Swamp Donkey Newgrass, Mountain Ride, Shine Delphi, Muddy Creek Railroad, and more.

In addition to the music the day will feature arts and crafts and a wide selection of food. Author Tim Newby will also be there signing his new book Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound and its Legacy. For full details and ticket information please visit the Great Folkgrass Happenstance Facebook page.

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