Century Village hosts music

The Raccoon County Music Festival returns to the ground of the Century Village Museum on Saturday.

A wide variety of American and international music will be presented by more than 10 acts on two stages, with musical styles ranging from old-time string band to Cajun to Irish folk to Dixieland to blues and bluegrass.

The main stage lineup will feature the Waxwings Stringband at noon, Crooked River Stompers at 1 p.m., Polka Pirates at 2 p.m., Bill Lestock at 3 p.m., Ohio Crossroads at 4 p.m., Eric Seddons Hot Club at 5 p.m. and a square dance with caller Lynn Frederick and the House Old Time Players at 6 p.m.

On the church stage will be Jesse Huge — The Next Nolan at noon, Sheela Das at 1 p.m., Men of Independence at 2 p.m., the Oak Island Skunk Jumpers at 3 p.m., Kate & Ray Ritchie at 4 p.m. and the Little Ol’ Mes at 5 p.m.

Workshops will be provided on banjo and clogging. Attendees are invited to bring their own instruments and take part in one or more of the numerous jam sessions that will take place throughout the day.

A kite-flying demonstration on the hillside overlooking the valley of the Cuyahoga River is planned, and several historical buildings will be open on the museum’s grounds as well as its Crossroads Store. Food and drink will be available.

The festival runs from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at Century Village, 14653 E. Park St., Burton. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call 440-834-1492.

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