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Canada’s oldest annual Bluegrass Festival set for July 25-28 in Bible Hill

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The Downeast Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Society will once again host Canada’s oldest Bluegrass Festival, the 48th annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival this July 25-28 in Bible Hill.
The family friendly festival will once again be held at NSPECC (the Provincial Exhibition Grounds) and will feature some of Canada’s top bluegrass acts including Ray Legere, the Bluegrass Diamonds, and many
more plus special guests Carolina Blue from North Carolina, USA. Weekend gate passes are $85 ($80 seniors) which includes free camping (Thursday -Sunday inclusive), free workshops, free festival grounds bus service, on-site concessions, showers, and bathroom facilities. Limited number of service camping sites also available on first come/first serve basis. Visit for details.
The Downeast Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Society is a registered non-profit organization that works as an umbrella society for community bluegrass clubs/associations throughout the Maritimes. Their main objective is to promote and preserve Bluegrass & Oldtime Music in Eastern Canada. In addition to presenting the Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass Festival, they also produce and host the Eastern Canada Bluegrass Music Awards, a Grammy-style gala evening that has become a weekend long event held in
October in Truro.
This event attracts musicians and fans from all over eastern Canada, Quebec and Ontario and Maine, US.
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