13th Annual Bluegrass Feastival
Posted by Lee Jackson (+60) 13 years ago
This music extravaganza will take place at the Show Building at the Custer County Fairgrounds on Sept. 17, 18, and 19.
For the last several years the festival has been bringing some great bluegrass entertainment and this year is no exception. High Plains Tradition (a festival favorite) will be returning with their tight harmonies and traditional sound. High Plains tradition will also conduct a vocal workshop on Saturday morning. The Woodpicks, Monroe Crossing, High 48's, and Cootinwood will also be performing during the weekend. All of these bands have clips on youtube so you can see what great entertainment is in store. Also appearing will be Milestown. Milestown is a local group that has been together for about a year. They are currenly in the process of getting a myspace page, but not sure that will be available before the festival.
Tickets are $15.00 per day or $25.00 for the weekend. Friday night is an open stage format and free to the public.
For more information call Gloria Tucker @ 853-1678 or Lee Jackson @ 234-9075.
Posted by Tucker Bolton (+3893) 13 years ago
Lee, are they still having the free outdoor jam, early Fridays?
Posted by Lee Jackson (+60) 13 years ago
Hi Tucker,
Friday night is free to the public inside and out. It will be an open stage inside the Home Show Building and anyone can come and sign up to do a few numbers on stage keeping in mind that it is a bluegrass festival(leave your strats and teles home and bring an acoustic [banjos are not required]).

Outside around the camping area it is usually easy to find a jam going on even when performances are happening inside. Admission is only required to attend the inside performances on Saturday and Sunday.
Posted by Mandyrosy (+190) 13 years ago
Don't miss it!
The 13th Annual Miles City Bluegrass Festival will be held at the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds in the Home Show Building on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17, 18 and 19.
Festivities start on Friday evening with an Open Stage at 7 p.m. This is for anyone who wishes to share his or her musical talents on a stringed instrument.
High Plains Tradition of Commerce City, Colo., will do a workshop about vocal harmony on Saturday morning, Sept. 17, at 9:30 a.m., followed by 12 hours of non-stop music.
Sunday morning activities will start with an invocation at 9;45 a.m. and the music will follow at 10 a.m. If you enjoy Bluegrass gospel music, plan to attend for the opening as most bands will do some gospel music and High Plains Tradition will once again do a full gospel set.
Food is provided by the First Baptist Church. Camping is available.
Performers for the 2010 festival are:
High Plains Tradition of Commerce City, Colo.; Monroe Crossing of Ramsey, Minn.; The WoodPicks of Thief River Falls, Minn.; Cotton Wood of Washburn, N.D.; High 48s of St. Paul, Minn., and Milestown of Miles City.
High Plains Tradition is a five-man bluegrass group that has been playing together for over 20 years. They have appeared at the Miles City festival in the past, as well as at festivals in Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota. Their newest album, "Milestones," was issued in 2009.
Monroe Crossing is made up of five distinct personalities with differing musical backgrounds and
tastes, combining for a unique ensemble sound. The group was featured at the 2007 International Bluegrass
Music Association Convention and has been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. Their newest CD, "Heartache and Stone," was released last year.
The Woodpicks, another five-man group, has been playing together since 2005. With 30 plus years experience, its members place a strong emphasis on vocal harmonies in performances that range from bluegrass to gospel and Americana.
Cotton Wood, a four-piece band from North Dakota, plays a variety of bluegrass styles using traditional instruments. They also have performed in Miles City before, as well as in festivals in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Nebraska.
The High 48s formed in 2006 and specialize in original songs as well as classic bluegrass. The group recently released their second and third albums, "Up North," a bluegrass collection featuring guest appearances by a number of well known musicians, and "The Gospel Album," their first all-gospel CD.
Rounding out the festival is Miles City's own bluegrass band, Milestown, featuring Jim Howe on guitar, Lee Jackson on mandolin, Will Hubble on bass, Rollie Berry on banjo, with Erin Espeland and Laura Castro of Sidney on tenor guitar and fiddle.
Don't miss entertainment at its best. Be sure to set aside the third weekend in September and plan to attend the 13th Annual Miles City Bluegrass Festival.
For more information call Gloria Tucker at 234-2480 or 853-1678.