Germantown Bluegrass Festival set for Saturday

The Minden Fairgrounds will be the site for sound during the annual Germantown Bluegrass Festival.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23 and feature such talent as Gent Mountain Grass Burrs, Caden Wilson, Amanda Roberts, Ben Shirley, Monday Night Jammers, James Sandidge & Friends and Dr. Squeak. Sandidge will also act as master of ceremonies.

Entry fee is $5 for adults, $1 for ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5. Bleachers are available or feel free to bring a lawn chair.

According to Friends of the Germantown Colony Museum, a complementary shuttle bus to Germantown from the fairgrounds will run every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Sponsors include Gibsland Bank & Trust, Wild Thang Custom Meats, Coca Cola Bottling Co. of Minden, Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission and Petro-Chem Operating.

Funds collected from the festival go to upkeep and improvements to the Germantown Colony Museum.

For more information, contact Catharine Poole (318) 382-2140 or Janet Sanders at (318) 927-6961.

*Funding provided in part by the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission.