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This will be the second year that the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival will be held at the San Benito County Historical Park, next to Bolado Park off Airline Highway. The host, the San Benito County Historical Society, offers a site that gives bluegrass fans more shade, more grass, a picking-friendly historical village, and upgrarded facilities. Additional improvements have been made since last year. 

The festival also features shade over the audience area, food, hot showers, the NCBS elections, a raffle, camping (free with a multi-day ticket), children’s activities, and lots of friendly people. There will be plenty of tickets at the gate.

Thursday at the festival is devoted to jamming and socializing (beginning at noon when the gates open). Here is the weekend stage schedule:

FRIDAY, August 11

First Stage

Noon — Short Cross Ties

1 p.m. — The Beauty Operators

2 p.m. — Dusty Moon

Main Stage

3 p.m. — Nate Jones & The Sloe Sippers

4 p.m.— Black Eyed Susies

5 p.m. — Cryin’ Shame

6 p.m.— Sidetrack

7 p.m. — Goat Hill Girls

8 p.m. — Wendy Burch Steel & Redwood

9 p.m. — Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players

SATURDAY, August 12

10 a.m.— 35 Years Of Trouble

11 a.m.— The Mountain & The Moon

Noon — Rogue River

1 p.m. — (Workshop/Lunch Break)

2 p.m. — Hot October

3 p.m.— Circle R Boys

4 p.m.— Brookdale Bluegrass Band

5 p.m. — (Workshop/Dinner Break)

6 p.m. — The Jones Gang

7 p.m. — Bodie 601 Band

8 p.m. — Sidesaddle & Co

9 p.m.— High Country

Dance Hall Stage

10:30 p.m. — Honeysuckle Possums

SUNDAY, August 13

Main Stage

9 a.m. — Crying Uncle

10 a.m.— Dark Hollow (Gospel Plus)

11 a.m.— Old Belle

Noon — Stoney Mountain Ramblers

12:45 p.m. — (Lunch Break)

1:15 p.m. — Kids On Stage

2:15 p.m. — AJ Lee & Blue Summit

3:15 p.m. — Courthouse Ramblers

4:15 p.m. — Pathetic Honey String Band

For more information about the festival, click here.