Bluegrass is back in Noble County for decades-old tradition

Thousands are expected to attend the bluegrass festival in Kendallville this weekend.

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WANE) – The Tri-State Bluegrass Festival is back in northeast Indiana this weekend. The Noble County Fairgrounds in Kendallville has hosted the event more than 25 times.

Eleven bands from across the country are playing both traditional and contemporary bluegrass styles. Several thousand people are expected to come to the festival.

“It’s really the interaction of all the stringed instruments. A lot of people will notice the first thing about bluegrass is we don’t use a lot of complex chord structures, like jazz, but there’s a lot of drive to the music, meaning the beat is relentless and it goes on regardless,” Joe Steiner, the vice president of the Northeast Indiana Bluegrass Association, said.

The shows go Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.



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