Git yer banjos a blazin’ at the Sunrise Side Music Festival
LINCOLN — World-class entertainment is just down a country road and into the woods, where you will find four talented bluegrass performers with all kinds of tricks up their sleeves.
The first annual Sunrise Side Music Festival is coming to Lost Lake Woods Club on Saturday, and for $20 per adult, a full day of music is on the agenda. That’s the prepaid price of tickets, which will be $30 each the day of the event. Children 12 and under get in free.
Event coordinator Nick Failla said that tickets will be $20 up until the day of the event.
Gates open at 9 a.m., and music will be played from noon to 7:30 p.m.
Brothers Walker, who performed on The Voice (Team Usher), will be playing, as well as bluegrass and country rockers Dave Adkins and Adam Carpenter. Popular bluegrass band Detour, featuring Grammy award-winning songwriter Jennifer Strickland Zapolnik, will also perform.
Faille said audiences will be in for an audial and visual treat, as these peformers have unique styles and bring their own flavor to the stage.
For instance, Dave Adkins moves all over the board, “anywhere from Motown to bluegrass to country to gospel,” Faille said. “He has an incredible voice, and he’s a ton of fun, high-energy, super neat guy.”
He said those in the bluegrass circuit tend to be multi-talented.
“Most of these people in bluegrass can do just about anything,” he said. “You wouldn’t believe it. Whether you like the music or not, you have to respect them. They’re really good.”
He said the bluegrass genre is becoming more popular, being seen on TV commercials and talent show acts, such as Brothers Walker on The Voice.
“Bluegrass is actually making more of a pop resurgence,” Faille said. “It’s becoming a little bit more mainstream, gaining popularity with people outside its core audience.”
He added that Adam Carpenter will be performing with his newly established country band, but fans may be familiar with his bluegrass band, Chasin’ Steel.
Purchase tickets in advance via credit card by calling 989-569-1415.
To learn more about this event, visit www.lostlakewoodsclub.com/music-festival, or see the Sunrise Side Music Festival Facebook page.
Lost Lake Woods Club is located at 4243 Lost Lake Trail, Lincoln.
Lifestyles Editor Darby Hinkley can be reached at 989-354-3111, ext. 309, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.