Bluegrass festival plays Trumbull fairgrounds

The Clay Hess Band will perform Friday at Mitch & Cindy's Bluegrass Jamboree. (Photo special to the Tribune Chronicle)

Mitch & Cindy’s Bluegrass Jamboree returns to the Trumbull County Fairgrounds.

This is the second year for the festival, which starts today and runs through Saturday.

The event starts with a band competition at 7 p.m. today, followed by an open stage.

Friday’s lineup will include the Clay Hess Band, Caney Creek, Echo Valley, Kyle Jarvis & IIIrd Generation, and Young and Blue.

Hess was the lead guitar player with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder and won a Grammy as a member of the group. In addition to playing its own set, the Clay Hess Band also be the backing group for the return of bluegrass karaoke, where festival attendees will have a chance to perform a song with live musical accompaniment.

Saturday’s acts include IIIrd Tyme Out, Out of Mind, Midnight Storm and Caney Creek and the day will start with instrument workshops at 11 a.m.

The festival was founded by Mitch Meadors, who is a member of Caney Creek, and Cindy Matheson, who has played with her parents and son in Matheson Family Pride.

Music starts at 7 p.m. today and 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds, 899 Everett Hull Road, Bazetta. Admission is $10 today, $25 on Friday, $30 on Saturday and $40 for a weekend pass. Tickets are available online at mitchandcindysbluegrass.com/tickets. For more information, call 330-770-9515.

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