Linda Brenaman sings as Bob Long plays the dobro while Frank Porter plays the upright base while jamming with friends at a previous Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival in Litchfield. The pickers assembled under the canopy extending from Porter’s recreational vehicle. Kennebec Journal photo by Andy Molloyik

LITCHFIELD — Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival is celebrating its 54th festival at the Litchfield Fairgrounds, 30 Plains Road. After taking 2020 off due to the pandemic organizers are excited to welcome everyone back to the festival to bring the rich bluegrass music back to the Kennebec Valley.

“The festival location has that ‘Welcome Home’ country atmosphere. Everyone who attends loves our camping grounds. We also have a lot of Field picking through the whole time of the festival.” said Sandy Cormier in a news release. Cormier is the promoter of 5p; the festival along with her husband, Greg Cormier. “We have the Blistered Fingers Kids Academy.”

The event will feature a free, relaxed, informative three-day music program for children for ages 6-18. The focus will be how to play, sing and perform bluegrass music. Students can bring their own instruments and will commit to the three-day program. Participants get a free T-shirt and will perform a couple of songs as a group on Main stage.

Festival grounds have a big stage that was built in 2010, indoor bathroom facilities, four free hot showers and numerous water hookups throughout the grounds, and electrical hookups. There will be several types of vendors located on the grounds.

Weekend tickets for each festival will cover four days of great music and camping from Thursday to Saturday and Sunday Morning Gospel Sing Along and Jam.

Blistered performers include: The Gibson Brothers, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, The Baker Family, Zink & Company, Rock Hearts, Katahdin Valley Boy, Beartrack, Redwood Hill, Robinson’s Bluegrass Gospel, and Blistered Fingers.

Tickets cost $10 per day per camper ($90 all four days covers music and camping), children 16 and younger are free with a paying adult. Daily admission will cost $20 Thursday through Saturday, $35 ($25 after 5 p.m.).

For more information, visit BlisteredFingers.com or contact Sandy Cormier at [email protected], or 207-873-6539.

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