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Sheila Mullet (second from left) sings during a performance with the Irvin Eby and Friends bluegrass group during the opening set at the Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival on Sept. 15, 2012. Also pictured are (from left) Nelson Miller, Ken Mullet and Irvin Eby. Six area bands will go head-to-head Friday, Dec. 13, in Nappanee to raise money for next summer’s Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival. (AP)
Bands compete to raise money for bluegrass fest

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.