Stetson-Winery-Kingman-az-bluegrass-festival-logo-2The second annual Pickin in the Vines Bluegrass Festival is set this weekend at the Stetson Winery, about a 25 minute drive from Kingman, north on Route 66. Many will be camping and enjoying jam sessions in the days leading up to the nine act stage performances scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 16, 17, 18).

“Come out and have a good time,” said promoter Larry Baker. “Enjoy some music, enjoy the people, the bands are great and enjoy yourself.”

Performers include Nothin Fancy, Larry Gillis & The West Coast Swampgrass Band, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Bluegrass Etc., the Central Valley Boys, Roustabouts, Lonesome Otis, Flinthill Special and Just For Fun.

KarlShiflett-BigCountry_22Baker said bluegrass music is simple, has universal appeal and makes everyone’s day a little bit better.

“It is ‘feel good’ music. It gets your toes tappin’ and your hands clapping and we encourage dancing,” Baker said. “A bluegrass festival takes you away from the problems in life and you’re just out having a good time.”

Admission is $20 each day for adults and $10 for anyone 13-17 years of age. Anyone 12 and under gets in free provided they are accompanied by an admission-paying adult.

Music performances are scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.