If you want to go
The Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival grounds are located at 66425 Ind. 19, south of East Waterford Street (C.R. 40). Free parking and “primitive camping” are available, and attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair. This year, festival organizers are honoring Clyde Carr and the Hymn-Tymers gospel band for making music in the Michiana area for more than 40 years.
The daily festival schedule includes:
Friday: Mountain dulcimer workshops are planned from 2:30 to 4 p.m., and a yodeling workshop from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. Workshops cost $5 to participate. A free open mic bluegrass jam starts at 6 p.m.
Saturday: Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with music throughout the day. Tickets are $15 at the gate. Veterans with military identification will be admitted free, as will children age 12 and younger. Veterans will be honored mid-afternoon. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand.
Sunday: A bluegrass gospel service starts at 10 a.m., followed by a potluck lunch at noon and jamming in the afternoon until 4 p.m.