The KVMR Celtic Festival is currently happening at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. The slogan for the event is “Come for the music, stay for the magic” and if you’ve never been, it’s time to go experience the event first hand. This year’s headling musicians include: Mary Jane Lamond & Wendy MacIsaac, McLean Avenue Band, Nuala Kennedy, Screaming Orphans, Runa, Hanz Araki Band featuring Colleen Raney and Cary Novotny, 1916, Tempest and A Thousand Years at Sea. But in addition to those acts the festival also includes local and regional acts, a session stage where everyone is welcome to join and countless informal jam sessions throughout the festival. While the multiple stages provide plenty of opportunity to enjoy Celtic music, the event also has a living history Scottish athletic games, marketplace, animals of the Celtic Lands, Kid’s area, workshops and parades, traditional dance and lots of great food and beverages. For a full list of the schedule click here, festival gates are open Saturday 10am-10pm and 10am-8pm on Sunday. Want to go? I’ve got 2 passes I can share, post a comment here and I’ll email the winner at 10am on Sunday. (Edited to say that the winner is Todd Lawson). And the winner of the Sergio’s Caffe giveaway is Ann Hobbs.
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