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Join us for the Labor Day weekend festival
August 29-Sept. 1, 2019
580 N. Fair St., Kendallville,IN 46755
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Campers are welcome starting August 22. Check the Labor Day web page for band details, schedule & prices!

An advance camping package is available for the Labor Day festival is now available until August 1, a $15 savings! Details are on our camping page.

 

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Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

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It has been over ten years since Michael Cleveland has been to the Tri-State festival, and we are certainly excited that this native Hoosier will be making his long overdue return to our lineup this fall.

When he last appeared here, he was already a bluegrass icon, recognized not only as one of the (and possibly THE) best fiddle players in the world, but also as a top-notch bandleader fielding one of the Best groups of pickers in bluegrass (and possibly in the entire MUSIC world).

Ten years ago, he had already traveled as a member of Dale Ann Bradley and Coon Creek and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, with whom he won the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year award. He had already won the IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year award three times! He had won the IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Award five times and received a Grammy nomination. Since that earlier appearance, he has gone on to further cement his position among the bluegrass elite by winning Fiddle Player of the Year six more times. His band, Flame Keeper, won the Instrumental Group of the Year award in 2010, and he received another Grammy nomination in 2018 for his album, Fiddler’s Dream. His collaboration credits read like a definitive list of bluegrass legends.

The personnel in Flame Keeper has, of course, changed over the past ten years. However, like all truly great bandleaders, Michael has kept a top-notch outfit, both vocally and instrumentally, and the current lineup is no exception. Nathan Livers on mandolin, Jasiah Shrode on banjo; Josh Richards on guitar; and Tyler Griffith on string bass are each recognized among the finest in bluegrass on his instrument. Nathan, Josh, and Tyler join with Michael in delivering up the powerful vocal work.
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It has been over ten years since Michael Cleveland has been to the Tri-State festival, and we are certainly excited that this native Hoosier will be making his long overdue return to our lineup this fall.

When he last appeared here, he was already a bluegrass icon, recognized not only as one of the (and possibly THE) best fiddle players in the world, but also as a top-notch bandleader fielding one of the Best groups of pickers in bluegrass (and possibly in the entire MUSIC world).

Ten years ago, he had already traveled as a member of Dale Ann Bradley and Coon Creek and Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, with whom he won the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Entertainer of the Year award. He had already won the IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year award three times! He had won the IBMA Fiddle Player of the Year Award five times and received a Grammy nomination. Since that earlier appearance, he has gone on to further cement his position among the bluegrass elite by winning Fiddle Player of the Year six more times. His band, Flame Keeper, won the Instrumental Group of the Year award in 2010, and he received another Grammy nomination in 2018 for his album, Fiddler’s Dream. His collaboration credits read like a definitive list of bluegrass legends.

The personnel in Flame Keeper has, of course, changed over the past ten years. However, like all truly great bandleaders, Michael has kept a top-notch outfit, both vocally and instrumentally, and the current lineup is no exception. Nathan Livers on mandolin, Jasiah Shrode on banjo; Josh Richards on guitar; and Tyler Griffith on string bass are each recognized among the finest in bluegrass on his instrument. Nathan, Josh, and Tyler join with Michael in delivering up the powerful vocal work.

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I love Michael Cleveland's talent

Sounds like the best fiddler Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper is coming to Northern Indiana Bluegrass in Kendallville, Indiana sounds GREAT.

The award-winning Farm Hands are coming to Indiana this weekend! Dont miss your chance to see them in Columbus, Hamilton, Winchester, or Marion!
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The Kids Academy was a resounding success! Thank you Chris and Joe Steiner for putting this together. A shout out to our instructors and the Dalton Gang who opened the world of Bluegrass Music to these 25 children.

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Wish we could have attended. Is this program for kids going to be offered for kids again?

This was wonderful. I spoke to one of the kids involved later and she took time to explain how to make different sounds on her instrument! Precious. And a good way to get the kids involved. Great job.

Third week in July, mandolin camp, Bloomington, ID. 🐝 there. 🎸

They all done great,,,

This is awesome!

I Absolutely Love This. Taking the time and effort to preserve and grow this music thru young folks. Well done.

Amazing job

Awesome

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