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The 18th Annual Pickin in the Pines takes place September 13th through September 15th, 2024, in Flagstaff, Arizona.  Enjoy bluegrass music in the cool pines.  This 3-day event has music, kids’ activities, workshops and fun for the entire family.  Performers include Del McCoury Band, Arizona Wildflowers, and Leftover Salmon. There will be a band contest to show the talent of the bluegrass performers.  Don’t forget the community dance held on Friday evening.  It is a tradition! The Pickin in the Pines is located at the Pepsi Amphitheater at Fort Tuthill County Park.

Markedly, bluegrass is a music genre rooted in American culture.  It has captivated audiences for generations with its melodies and soul-stirring harmonies. Since it was originated in the Appalachians, bluegrass music is characterized by its blend of acoustic instruments, heartfelt lyrics, and high-energy performances.

What sets this genre apart after all?  It is the picking style of the musicians. Most notably the lightning-fast banjo rolls, and guitar runs. Therefore, bluegrass music carries with it a sense of nostalgia.  Overall, it reminds us of simpler times and connecting us to the deep-rooted traditions of our musical heritage. For more information about the festival, visit https://pickininthepines.org/.

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