|Tonight begins the four day High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival and 2017 has shaped-up to be one of the fullest series ever. The yearly festival uses all proceeds raised to support local nonprofit organizations in Custer County. For a full schedule and line-up please see the last weeks insert in the Tribune or visit www.highmountianhayfever.org.
Thursday Locals Night: Tonight begins the festival with five hours of foot-tapping bluegrass and has traditionally been a night where all of Custer County turns out to hear the music. The evening begins with Jim Gaudete and the Rail Road Boys followed by: Kantankerous, The Hot Flashes, High Plains Tradition, The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, and Uncle Shuffle and His Haint Hollow Hootnanny. Tonightís performances get underway at 5 p.m. and will continue until 10 p.m.
Tickets for this eveningís performance are $15. Camping is on a first come-first serve basis for the remainder of the festival.
For the weekend performances, music gets underway at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and continues until 10 p.m. On Sunday, music starts at 9:30 a.m. and the festival wraps-up at about 5 p.m.
Tickets are $40 for Friday; $45 for Saturday and $25 on Sunday. Student tickets are $10 per day and student IDs are required.
Throughout the festival, several food vendors will be on hand, as will a beer and wine tent.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate for Thursday night or for the entire festival. For more information visit www.highmountianhayfever.org. or call 783-0883