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Bands compete to raise money for bluegrass fest

The Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival will have a fundraiser Friday, Dec. 13.
Truth Staff
Posted on Dec. 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 10, 2013 at 5:47 p.m.

NAPPANEE — Six area bands will go head-to-head in Nappanee to raise money for next summer’s Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival.

Bluegrass fans will get together Friday, Dec. 13, for an evening of free food and music with a competitive edge at Coppes Commons, 401 E. Market St. Each band will perform its best songs, and the audience will vote with their dollars and cents.

Half-hour concerts starting at 5 p.m. will feature the Guitar Banjo Band, Aaron Stutzman, Heartstrings Bluegrass, Bunker Hill Ramblers, Justified and Rusty Nail Crossing.

The 10th annual Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival is scheduled for June 13-15, 2014. The outdoor festival will include three days of music workshops and performances. For details visit wakarusabluegrassfestival.com.

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