SIDNEY – The Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival featuring many national and local bands will be held June 16 to 19.

Artists will play banjos, fiddles and other instruments, performing high, lonesome harmonies, with something for all ages.

Performing will be:

The Lewis Family of Georgia on June 18; Michelle Nixon & Drive, from Virginia, June 18; Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass, Pennsylvania, June 17 and 18; White Mountain Bluegrass, New Hampshire, June 18 and 19; Bluegrass Diamonds, New Brunswick, June 17 and 18; Smokey Greene, New York state, June 18 and 19; North Star, Maine, June 17 and 18; The Martins, Missouri, June 16 and 17;

Also: Rustic Harmony, New Brunswick, June 17 and 18; The Muellers, Maine, June 16; The Hemphill Family Bluegrass Band, New Hampshire, June 16; Cold Brook, Maine, June 16 and 19; and Blistered Fingers, Maine, June 16 and 17.

Tickets will be available at the gate. All four days with free camping will be $50. Children, 12 and under, are admitted free.

Adult tickets for Thursday only are $10; Friday only, $20, or $10 after 5 p.m.; Saturday only, $10, or $10 after 5 p.m.; and Sunday only, $10.

A $10 fee will be charged to people bringing their dogs.

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