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Tags: Bluegrass On The Bay, Entertainment, Family Fun, Finders & Youngberg, Great Falls History Museum, Great Falls Junior Fiddlers, Oddfellows Park, Outdoor Fun, Prairie Flyer, Ruf Cut Grass, Russell Country Cloggers, Simon Pure, Spring Creek
Simon Pure out of California was one of the groups at BLUEGRASS on the bay.
With the Missouri River running alongside, Oddfellows Park in Great Falls, Montana was the perfect spot for the 7th Annual BLUEGRASS on the bay. About 800 people joined in on the fun. Due to the 90° plus temperatures, early in the day people were gathered in every shady portion of the Park. A few brave souls opted for the ‘sunburn section’ for a closer view of the stage.
After the official Welcome and Master of Ceremonies speeches, local Great Falls group Ruf Cut Grass started things out, followed by the Great Falls Junior Fiddlers. Out-of-state musicians included Prairie Flyer, from eastern Washington, Finders & Youngberg from Colorado, Spring Creek, also from Colorado, and Simon Pure out of California.
The Russell Country Cloggers showed off their dance moves and their colorful costumes which encouraged some adorable little ones in the audience to dance and twirl merrily about. For more photos visit my Gallery.
BLUEGRASS on the bay is an annual benefit for The History Museum in Great Falls, Montana. The History Museum is a beautiful 3-story brick building, originally built in 1929 as the International Harvest building. It now houses much more than tractors, including the Archival Research Center.
This years event was a day-long program from 11AM – 11PM, whereas in the past it has been a shorter Friday night program. Being an all-day event on a Saturday opened up opportunities for entire families to attend. Start preparing for next year by marking your calendars for Saturday, July 17, 2010 because this successful event is already scheduled at Oddfellows Park for next year!
In the meantime, visit The History Museum located at 422 2nd Street South in downtown Great Falls.
Open: Tuesday – Friday 10AM – 5PM.
Admission: $5 for Adults; $3 for Students; Children under 12 are FREE.
Membership: $25 for Individual; $40 for Family; $75 Sustained; $125 Sponser; $250 Patron; $500 Factor; $1,000 Corporate. First time members receive a $25 Gift Certificate to 3-D’s Restaurant upon joining. For more information you can contact The History Museum at (406) 452-3462.
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