Time to do your final planning for the 2009 “Fire on the Strings” Bluegrass Festival! This is the annual fundraiser for the Bay Area Bluegrass Association, a non-profit corporation that sponsors a monthly jamming event and bluegrass show free to the public. BABA fosters education and preservation of this uniquely American musical genre, and backs up their mission statement with hard work and good music for everyone.
The festival features something for everyone: young and less young, traditional and contemporary, pickers and listeners alike. This event will be showcased at the excellent Conroe/North Houston KOA facility, May 14-16, 2009. The grounds boast indoor stages with AC/heat to offset any kind of weather. Bring your friends and family, stay the weekend and plan on having a great time with wonderful folks and fine bluegrass music.
Cabins or RV hookups are available to those who want to stay for the whole event – or longer to enjoy attractions of the lovely Lake Conroe area as well as the charming town of Montgomery, Texas. Local hotels/motels and Restaurants are conveniently near the festival grounds.
Lineup includes the Texas State Competitions for banjo and flat-picking guitar, the Texas Junior Bluegrass Showcase, and a braggin’ rights quality lineup that features: Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Williams & Clark Expedition, Hickory Hill, Appointed, The Lonestar Bluegrass Band, The Bluegrass Solution, and Classical Grass. While any lineup is subject to emergency changes, none are expected.
Jamming rooms and workshops will be available; outdoor areas will be designated for open-air jamming also. There will be a silent auction, raffles, food and vendors of all sorts for your additional entertainment. Check out the websites for early ticket sales and for the KOA grounds.