Bluegrass festival brings ‘folk’ to Fair


The Show-Me Bluegrass Festival was in full swing Wednesday at the Missouri State Fair. The event was hosted all day on the fairgrounds and featured nine bands playing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at various locations. Singing “Girl from West Virginia,” the Sherman Mountain Boys, from left, Quinn Rylee, on mandolin, Kyle Barnard, on guitar, and Glendon Lackey, on Banjo, performed at 11:30 a.m. on the Budweiser Stage.


Members of the Baker Family Band perform “Back Up and Push” and “Don’t Worry About Me” for MSF visitors while on the Budweiser Stage Wednesday. The band is located in south-central Missouri and performs bluegrass, classic country and gospel.


Misty Mountain Bluegrass band members take a little time to tune up their instruments before performing at the Show-Me Bluegrass Festival at the MSF Wednesday on the Budweiser Stage.


Members of Whetstone bluegrass band began their day at 10 a.m. Wednesday by playing at the Ditzfeld Stage at the MSF. The three-member group hails from Norwood and the Mountain Grove area.


The bass player for Bluegrass Missourians entertains MSF visitors Wednesday at the Touchstone Energy Stage at the MSF.


After a night of thunderstorms in Sedalia, the Whetstone bluegrass band began their performance Wednesday morning on the Ditzfeld Stage at the MSF by singing the lyrics “Where oh where can my baby be? Someone took her away from me.”


The Show-Me Bluegrass Festival was in full swing Wednesday at the Missouri State Fair. The event was hosted all day on the fairgrounds and featured nine bands playing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at various locations. Singing “Girl from West Virginia,” the Sherman Mountain Boys, from left, Quinn Rylee, on mandolin, Kyle Barnard, on guitar, and Glendon Lackey, on Banjo, performed at 11:30 a.m. on the Budweiser Stage.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082115Bluegrass-A.jpgThe Show-Me Bluegrass Festival was in full swing Wednesday at the Missouri State Fair. The event was hosted all day on the fairgrounds and featured nine bands playing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at various locations. Singing “Girl from West Virginia,” the Sherman Mountain Boys, from left, Quinn Rylee, on mandolin, Kyle Barnard, on guitar, and Glendon Lackey, on Banjo, performed at 11:30 a.m. on the Budweiser Stage.

Members of the Baker Family Band perform “Back Up and Push” and “Don’t Worry About Me” for MSF visitors while on the Budweiser Stage Wednesday. The band is located in south-central Missouri and performs bluegrass, classic country and gospel.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082115Bluegrass-B.jpgMembers of the Baker Family Band perform “Back Up and Push” and “Don’t Worry About Me” for MSF visitors while on the Budweiser Stage Wednesday. The band is located in south-central Missouri and performs bluegrass, classic country and gospel.

Misty Mountain Bluegrass band members take a little time to tune up their instruments before performing at the Show-Me Bluegrass Festival at the MSF Wednesday on the Budweiser Stage.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082115BlueGrass-C.jpgMisty Mountain Bluegrass band members take a little time to tune up their instruments before performing at the Show-Me Bluegrass Festival at the MSF Wednesday on the Budweiser Stage.

Members of Whetstone bluegrass band began their day at 10 a.m. Wednesday by playing at the Ditzfeld Stage at the MSF. The three-member group hails from Norwood and the Mountain Grove area.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082115Bluegrass-D.jpgMembers of Whetstone bluegrass band began their day at 10 a.m. Wednesday by playing at the Ditzfeld Stage at the MSF. The three-member group hails from Norwood and the Mountain Grove area.

The bass player for Bluegrass Missourians entertains MSF visitors Wednesday at the Touchstone Energy Stage at the MSF.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082115Bluegrass-E.jpgThe bass player for Bluegrass Missourians entertains MSF visitors Wednesday at the Touchstone Energy Stage at the MSF.

After a night of thunderstorms in Sedalia, the Whetstone bluegrass band began their performance Wednesday morning on the Ditzfeld Stage at the MSF by singing the lyrics “Where oh where can my baby be? Someone took her away from me.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_TSD082115Bluegrass-F.jpgAfter a night of thunderstorms in Sedalia, the Whetstone bluegrass band began their performance Wednesday morning on the Ditzfeld Stage at the MSF by singing the lyrics “Where oh where can my baby be? Someone took her away from me.”

The Show-Me Bluegrass Festival was in full swing Wednesday at the Missouri State Fair. The event was hosted all day on the fairgrounds and featured nine bands playing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at various locations. Singing “Girl from West Virginia,” the Sherman Mountain Boys, from left, Quinn Rylee, on mandolin, Kyle Barnard, on guitar, and Glendon Lackey, on Banjo, performed at 11:30 a.m. on the Budweiser Stage.

Members of the Baker Family Band perform “Back Up and Push” and “Don’t Worry About Me” for MSF visitors while on the Budweiser Stage Wednesday. The band is located in south-central Missouri and performs bluegrass, classic country and gospel.

Misty Mountain Bluegrass band members take a little time to tune up their instruments before performing at the Show-Me Bluegrass Festival at the MSF Wednesday on the Budweiser Stage.

Members of Whetstone bluegrass band began their day at 10 a.m. Wednesday by playing at the Ditzfeld Stage at the MSF. The three-member group hails from Norwood and the Mountain Grove area.

The bass player for Bluegrass Missourians entertains MSF visitors Wednesday at the Touchstone Energy Stage at the MSF.

After a night of thunderstorms in Sedalia, the Whetstone bluegrass band began their performance Wednesday morning on the Ditzfeld Stage at the MSF by singing the lyrics “Where oh where can my baby be? Someone took her away from me.”

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

Sedalia Democrat

Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat

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