Some of the local townsfolk have come together to try to continue the event in some form, and are seeking expressions of interest from regular attendees, musicians and bands for a potential festival this year at Harrietville.
The following statement was sent to us this morning from one the local business community:
Nick, Janet & Co did a great job over many years to build up a great following of Harrietville Bluegrass lovers & loyalists. The folks of Harrietville love you all too and we would love you to keep sharing your music with Harrietville & each other on the same weekend into the future.
The community is proposing creating a relaxed, free & easy weekend of bluegrass, friends, jams & community.
The ‘Harrietville fringe’ will be a weekend of free ‘sessions’ (shows & structured jams) around town, jamming in the street, Breakfast jams at the cafes, late night sessions at the parks, workshops in free spaces etc. All FREE!
The Harrietville community has created a great bond with the Bluegrass and Old Time Music community over the years and we want to keep the magic alive but in a more relaxed, flowing into Harrietville kind of way.
At this point we are hoping to gauge interest whether without the ‘main event’ you would still come along to Harrietville for this weekend, supported by the community and share your bluegrass with us.
Please let me know your thoughts – good or bad – ASAP so we can start preparing, or not.
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