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by Deirdre Kaye 01.25.2012
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Bluegrass Fans Rise Up for Appalachian Uprising

Growing Ohio Bluegrass festival sets 2012 dates, initial lineup

Not that long ago in an Ohio town called Scottown (or maybe “East Egypt”) there was a farm called Eden Valley. It was decided that on the rolling hills of that farm a stage should be built and upon that stage an endless stream of Bluegrass bands should play. Friends and neighbors were invited to come watch, sing and camp. The bands came, too, and they brought their fans. Soon the farm was filled with both strange and familiar faces. It became one big banjo pickin’, jig dancin’, bonfire buildin’ party. An uprising occurred, an Appalachian uprising, and it was decided that it should happen again next year … and the year after that and the year after that.The Appalachian Uprising music festival — which claims to be the “fastest growing Bluegrass music festival in North America” — is simply a must-attend event for any serious Bluegrass fan. Make plans now — tickets are already onsale for APPYUP 2012, which runs May 31-June 2. (Click here for details.)

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