2021 Labor Day festival.

We excited the fairgrounds contract has been signed and that the bands are hired for the Labor Day 2021 event, Sept. 2-5, 2021. Festival flyer download. More on the festival page.
We worked hard to hold the price the same as 2019 but we had to raise the weekend ticket price from $35 to $45. Each club member will still get a $5 discount on a weekend ticket. See you at the festival!
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That Dalton Gang is a young bluegrass band, who is sure to entertain! Dont miss this award winning band perform at our TriState Bluegrass Festival in Kendallville, IN this Labor Day weekend!!

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Fast Track headlines the 2021 Fall Tri-State Bluegrass Festival. This group of musicians has all the ingredients of traditional bluegrass, including instrumental virtuosity and well executed, exciting vocal harmonies! Together, these guys are rock solid in putting together the bluegrass drive, and they bring a fresh, creative approach to both vocals and instrumental breaks. They have all the ingredients, put together in the right way to create a bluegrass powerhouse.

Duane Sparks is featured on guitar and lead vocals and is formerly a member of Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers. Jesse Brock is on mandolin, and his work is well known through his previous collaborations with Dale Ann Bradley, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, and The Gibson Brothers. Dale Perry is a true five-driver on banjo, and he helped to shape bluegrass music
as a member of some of the greatest bands ever, including the Bluegrass Cardinals, the Lonesome River Band, and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Steve Day is the
group’s fiddle player, and he has appeared with Ronnie Reno, David Parmley, and Gary Brewer. Rounding out this fine group on string bass is Ron Spears, whose name is well known to many in bluegrass music as a songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist. He fronted his own band, Within Tradition, for many years, and he also performed with Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson, James King, and Special Consensus.
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Fast Track headlines the 2021 Fall Tri-State Bluegrass Festival. This group of musicians has all the ingredients of traditional bluegrass, including instrumental virtuosity and well executed, exciting vocal harmonies!  Together, these guys are rock solid in putting together the bluegrass drive, and they bring a fresh, creative approach to both vocals and instrumental breaks. They have all the ingredients, put together in the right way to create a bluegrass powerhouse.

Duane Sparks is featured on guitar and lead vocals and is formerly a member of Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers. Jesse Brock is on mandolin, and his work is well known through his previous collaborations with Dale Ann Bradley, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, and The Gibson Brothers. Dale Perry is a true five-driver on banjo, and he helped to shape bluegrass music
as a member of some of the greatest bands ever, including the Bluegrass Cardinals, the Lonesome River Band, and Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver. Steve Day is the
group’s fiddle player, and he has appeared with Ronnie Reno, David Parmley, and Gary Brewer. Rounding out this fine group on string bass is Ron Spears, whose name is well known to many in bluegrass music as a songwriter, singer, and instrumentalist. He fronted his own band, Within Tradition, for many years, and he also performed with Rhonda Vincent, Doyle Lawson, James King, and Special Consensus.
Blue Holler may be familiar to many Indiana folks and this will be their second appearance on our stage. Many will also recognize Chere as a valued MC volunteer at our festivals over the years!!
They do things up in the traditional way with Doug Tyler on banjo, Tim Cunningham on mandolin, Stan Sallee on guitar, and Chere McKinley on string bass. These folks are all longtime supporters of NIBGA and the Tri-State festival. They feature some nice, traditionally-styled trio
harmonies, with Stan and Doug sharing the lead vocal work.