Raccoon fest returns to Burton

Traditional music will be the focus Saturday at Century Village for the Raccoon County Music Festival.

Bluegrass, blues, folk, Irish and other sounds will be featured on two stages at the event, which started in 1977 and has been held annually since 2006. Over the years, it has hosted by such performers as 16-time Grammy winner Alison Krauss.

This year’s lineup includes the Family Dog (folk), Brand New Hat (bluegrass), Down the Road (old-time string band), Paul Pira & the Rattlers (blues), Bill Lestock (mandolin), The Auld Pitch (Irish) and a square dance with caller Lynn Frederick on the outside stage and Pete & Nate McDonald (folk songs / ballads) Little Ol’ Mes (traditional music), Ohio Crossroads (bluegrass), Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas (dance / ragtime), Mr. Haney (string band) and Wallace Coleman Raccoon Quartet (folk blues) on the church stage.

The festival runs noon to 7 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Century Village, 14653 E. Park St., Burton. Food will be available. Attendees also are allowed to bring food and are encouraged to bring chairs and / or blankets.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and younger.

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