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Palatka Bluegrass Festival Event (Festival, Camp, etc) Reviews

Submitted by xplainer (see all reviews from this person) on 2/16/2009

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Attended the Palatka BG Festival this past Friday (13 February). It is a three day event. The wife and I only went to the Friday event. Got to see Daily and Vincent (fantastic) and Doyle Lawson and QS (fantastic again).
The lineup for all three days was great, but I hadn't seen Daily and Vincent, so we chose Friday.
The festival is located at The Rodenheaver Boys Ranch, just outside of Palatka. The facilities are overall good. The positive being a cover sitting area with two big-screen tv's - one midway back from the stage, and one "way back". A camera man would focus on the action and zoom in when needed. Sound system was excellent.
Detractors - to be fair, the food prices were higher than other venues I've been to, and the only "facilities" available were port-a-potties.
If they could correct those two items, it would be a Class A venue.

One last note, I had never met Jamie Daily and Darrin Vincent. These two guys are outstanding musicians and great guys. They took the time to "shake and howdy", take pictures, and sign autographs until everyone was gone.

This was my second trip to Palatka and it won't be my last.

EDIT: This was our first trip to Palatka. I wasn't aware that there are bathrooms and showers available when I wrote this. They are located in a building on the hill, to the north of the stage area.
I apologize, but I wanted to leave the post as is and add this edit.
It's now a "9".

Overall Rating: 9

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