Jamming at Huck Finn Jubilee with other bluegrass fans is one of the greatest late-night activities over the weekend. After the main stage shuts down for the night and the young children have gone to sleep, the adults break out the banjos and mandolins to get down to bluegrass business.
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Broaden your child’s musical horizons by introducing them to a variety of musical genres, including a truly American one—bluegrass. You may think that most of the music that kids listen to today incorporates few, if any, bluegrass influences (although this is not true), and that they will balk at what they hear. Alternatively, dragging kids to a bluegrass festival brings to mind scenes of squirming toddlers, whining nine-year-olds, and sullen teenagers. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s all about your (and their) attitude.
American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” It makes sense, then, that a love song written in one musical style conveys the same sentiment when performed with vastly different instruments, at a different tempo, and with a different voice.
Though originally founded in the east of the U.S., bluegrass music fans span the country. If you’re itching to get your live bluegrass fix, take a look at this list of ten bluegrass festivals in the U.S. that are great for everyone—longtime bluegrass fan to newbies alike!