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National Old-Time Country & Bluegrass Festival and Contest
 
National Old-Time Country & Bluegrass Festival and Contest
LeMars, Iowa, USA
Late August
Description
This incredible event is held annually the week before Labor Day in collaboration with the Ag Expo. We are located at larger air conditioned quarters in LeMars, Iowa. The music festival is held at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, Iowa. It boasts seven days of old-time and traditional acoustic music in dozens of genres, performed on ten different stages. An authentic tipi village, costumes and music located in a small Pioneer Village plays host to the International Buskers Championships as buskers play on the small porchs of the village.
Performers
2011 has some great celebrities: Jim Ed Brown Helen Cornelius Jeannie Seely Maggie Mae Sherwin Linton Ralph Stanley Little Roy Lewis Bonnie Guitar Eddie Pennington, Terry Smith, and many many more throughout the week. More than 600 performers of traditional country, folk, bluegrass, Cajun, mountain, hillbilly, prairie, gospel, blues, international, and just about any other styles of pioneer music we can find, including their dances: polka, sandhill, contra, jigs, reels, line, prairie, clogging, buck, square and round. Celebrities come to be inducted into Americas Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Rural Roots Music Commission make their annual awards for Best-CD, Best-Musician, Best-Production, Best-Song, Best-Entertainer, Best Producer. Artists come from around the world to participate in showcases, workshops, and stage shows on ten sound stages.
Venue
Plymouth County Fairgrounds
Directions
Hwy 3 to 4th Ave NE, direct to fairgrounds
Website
http://www.ntcma.net
Infophone
712--762-4363
Email
bobeverhart@yahoo.com
 

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