Osceola Bluegrass Festival free to the public
Posted: 08/17/2012 at 1:15 am
By: Zina Kumok
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Randy and Roy Wotring Sr. perform Sunday with their bluegrass/gospel band Sent at the Osceola Bluegrass Festival. The band features Roy Wotring, two of his sons and one of his grandsons. (Truth File Photo)
About 10,000 people attend the festival ever year according to festival chairman Tom Krueger.
There will be a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. There will be food vendors, children’s activities and local businesses.
While the festival has been around for almost 30 years, Krueger said that it became focused on bluegrass music in 1991. He has been chairman of the festival for 18 years.
“It’s something that actually draws people from outside the community,” he said.
Most of the musicians who perform come from Michigan, Ohio and southern Indiana. There will not be a pie auction at the festival this year. Except for that, Krueger said, everything should be the same. Because the event is sponsored by local businesses, the festival is able to be free and open to the public.
The festival will be at Fern Hunsberger Park on U.S. 933 between Elkhart and Mishawaka. For information call 674-8878 or 674-8768 or go to www.ocba.us.
The music lineup for the Osceola Bluegrass Festival
5:30 p.m. Misty Mountain
6:15 p.m. Twenty Three
7 p.m. Dave White & Company
7:45 – 10 p.m. Open Stage Jam Session
10 p.m. Twenty Three
10 a.m. Opening ceremony
10:30 a.m. King and Queen crowning
11 a.m. Patchwork
11:50 a.m. Twenty Three
12:40 p.m. Lonesome Meadow
1:30 p.m. Eagle Creek
2:20 p.m. Lonesome Country
3:10 p.m. New Country Grass
4 p.m. Off “N” Running
4:50 p.m. Patchwork
5:40 p.m. Twenty Three
6:30 p.m. Lonesome Meadow
7:20 p.m. Eagle Creek
8:10 p.m. Lonesome Country
9 p.m. New Country Grass
9:50 p.m. Off “N” Running
9:45 a.m. Solid Praise Church Services
10:30 a.m. Reset stage and announcements
10:45 a.m. UpHill Climb
11:35 a.m. New Country Grass
12:15 p.m. Debbie Werbrouch’s Apple Corps
1 p.m. Annoucements
1:10 Misty Mountain
2 p.m. Sent
2:50 p.m. Bus Kelver’s Frog Jumping Contest
2:50 p.m. UpHill Climb
3:40 p.m. New Country Grass