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palatka , fl. bluegrass festival

Posted by Brent Knowlton on Sunday, February 26, 2012

last weekend i went to the palatka bluegrass festival held  at the rodeheaver boys ranch

in palatka florida.   this is in  the north eastern part of the state along the st. johns river.

the boys ranch is a very well run place  and  the property must be close to 1000  acres.  the camping arrea was very nice  with room for 500 rvs  and plenty of room for dry camping.  i had plenty of choices for different jams  after the  stage performances were over  for the night.   most nites i played till almost 2am .   Before the stage  acts started  at noon there was always someone  jamming in the mornings also.

 the bands that played were  little roy and lizzy, larry stephens  w big k who i met and talked to.   jesse mcreynolds and  family were there,  bobby osborne and his boy and band, marty raybon and his band were there  and we talked about the old times and picking here in the orlando area where we both are from.


all in  all it was a good  festival   and the weather was mild for this  time of  year.  

1 comment on “palatka , fl. bluegrass festival”

rtyrie Says:
Monday, February 27, 2012 @12:51:36 AM

Great venue - I usually go but due to some family issues was unable to make it this year. I agree with your comments about the jamming. The first few years Palatka got a reputation for not being very conducive to jamming. I'm not sure why but it is certainly not true now.

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