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Downtown Cartersville Prepares for 7th Annual Bluegrass & Roots Festival
Free festival featuring bluegrass and roots music,
food, drinks, 60+ vendors, and a Kids Zone

The Cartersville Downtown Development Authority is finalizing details for the much-anticipated 7th annual Bluegrass and Roots Festival set for October 19th, in Downtown Cartersville. This festival is from 11:30 AM  -7:30 PM, and has two stages, twelve bands, food trucks, drink vendors, 60 + vendors selling an array of products, and a Kids Zone. This event is open to the public and free of charge.
While many local and regional performers will provide musical entertainment throughout the afternoon, the Downtown Development Authority is excited to have two great headliners for this years’ event. Headlining the Roots Stage, located at the firehouse,  at 5:45 PM is Jeff Sipe Trio Featuring Mike Seal and Taylor Lee. The headliner for the Bluegrass Stage,located at the Train Depot, that will also begin at 5:45 p.m is Nick DiSebastian and Friends.This year’s band lineup has taken the festival to another level by providing your traditional bluegrass with a mixture of “Roots” that incorporates blues, country, folk, jazz and early rock.Check out the complete lineup, as well as bios of all the bands, at www.cartersvillebluegrass.com, and be on the lookout for posters, banners, event program guides, and other marketing materials all designed by Lara J. Designs and printed by McStatts’ Printing.
The Kids’ Zonewill be in the Founders Oak parking lot next to the fountain in downtown Cartersville. This year, the Kids Zone will have a mega inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house, free pumpkin painting thanks to Tabernacle Baptist Church, face painting, fishing in the fountain, painting the wooden train, chalk, and other crafts for kids to enjoy. Most of these offerings are free.
Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival would not be possible without the financial contributions of all our sponsors. We would like to give a special thank you to our Annual Presenting Sponsors Century Bank of GA, Southern Devil Harley Davidson, H&R Block, Georgia Highlands College and Hotel Meeting MAtch. We would also like to recognize other significant donors such as ONE POINT Rewards, Lara J. Designs, The Local Bar and Grill, McStatts’ Printing, Wall-to-Wall Frames, Southland Engineering, Tilley Deem and Trotter, SWBC Mortgage, Rents for Events, Card My Yard, GI Designs, Johnny on The Spot, Atlanta Communities Dawn Heisler, City Cellar and Loft, Hampton Inn and Chick-fil-a.

Be sure to check out the website, www.cartersvillebluegrass.comoften for updates and news on the Cartersville Bluegrass & Folk Festival, or call 770-607-3480.