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Music fest set for Tunkhannock

August 27. 2013 6:52PM

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A new music festival will soon take its place among summer’s local events. This year, from Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock, the Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest marks its first annual jamboree, providing three days of concert performances, workshops in music, campfire jamming, and campground relaxation.

The festival will feature honored guest, James Hannigan, hailed to be the“Pioneer” of the bluegrass music culture in NEPA.

With over 40 hours of Pennsylvania’S homegrown acoustic music and featuring 22 bands on two stages, including international touring bluegrass band, Hickory Project; regional favorites, Coal Town Rounders, Garcia Grass, Old Friends, Bog Swing Group, Tumbleweed Highway and Colebrook Road; NYC’s country-jazz band, Honeyfingers, as well as many other musical acts, the festival offers something for everyone.

The Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest will provide a special focus on music education, with various workshops guided by experts on mandolin, swing guitar, bluegrass guitar, “slap” guitar, banjo, music therapy, swing violin, bluegrass fiddle, old-timey music, songwriting, bluegrass jamming, bluegrass bass, harmony singing, and more. The festival also emphasizes family, with all kids 16 and under admitted free. There will be kids’ concerts, hands-on kids’ crafts, as well as an array of music activities children of all ages can enjoy.

If outdoor activities are your pleasure, come float down the Tunkhannock creek or walk along landscaped trails. Go fishing, swimming or enjoy the morning yoga workshop. Or simply relax at the many campfire jams with fellow acoustic music lovers.

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