Jeff Smith 11:59 p.m., Feb. 8
Ramona Bluegrass and Old West Fest
Two different bluegrass stages will host Hot Club of Cowtown, Head for the Hills, Chris Stuart and Janet Beasley, Next Generation, Lonesome Otis, Gone Tomorrow, Chris Clarke and Plow, Lacemakers, Shirthouse Band, Judy Taylor, Orchard Thieves, Prairie Sky, and Taildraggers. A third stage will feature the Old West part of the event, with Cowboy Jack and others performing music such as ballads, trail songs, and cowboy tunes. A Texas dance is planned for Saturday night, with Hot Club of Cowtown performing, and the event also features children’s activities, camping, vendor booths, and a varietyof food. “We have numerous changes and new events planned for this year,” says Rob Lewallen, event co-chair. “We will have an encampment area that celebrates the Old West, complete with mountain men, Civil War era soldiers, cowboys, and others, temporarily living in their camps at Ramona. It will be a great way to learn about history.” Other new activities include music workshops allowing both kids and adults to learn from the individual band member’s skills such as playing fiddle, guitar, banjo, mandolin and singing harmony.
- When: Sunday, May 5, 2013, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.