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The most recent event was excellent as usual. John McEuen told some very personal anecdotes about his long career, and played with the ease and musicianship that makes such live performances so memorable, and so much more engrossing than the best recorded music. If at all possible, attend one or both of next year's Gettysburg Bluegrass Festivals. It doesn't get any better than this.
Overall Rating: 10
Located just outside historic Gettysburg, PA, this twice a year (May and August) festival has been a showcase for top name talent for many years. The venue is a campground with amenities like swimming pool, full RV hook-ups, and modern restroms not found at some festivals. Both shaded and open field overflow camping. It's a show event with workshops more so than a pickers event, and is pricier than many festivals. Be sure to see the Gettysburg Battlefield and Museum while you're there. Certainly worth a trip.
Overall Rating: 9
'5th string spike' 14 min