Bluegrass is back in Noble County for decades-old tradition

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. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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