Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival is celebrating our 60th festival at the Litchfield Fairgrounds from June 20-23 — with early bird camping starting June 14. Bring your lawn chairs and come have a great time. An extra-large tent is ready for rain or shine cover.

The festival location has that “Welcome Home” country atmosphere. The 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 as well as electrical hookups. There will also be several vendors located on the grounds.

There is also a lot of field picking through the entire festival.

Blistered Fingers Kids Academy has a free, relaxed, informative three day music program for children for ages 6-18. The focus is how to play, sing and perform bluegrass music. Students can bring their own instruments and commit to the three day program. The kids all get a free t-shirt and perform a couple of songs as a group on the Main stage.

The gates will open at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 16. 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. Day tickets are also available at the gate.

Performers

The Gibson Brothers (NY)
Nothin’ Fancy (VA)
Country Gentlemen Tribute Band  (MD)
Kevin Prater Band (KY)
Katahdin Valley Boys (ME)
High River (NB)
Hemingway Brothers (ME)
Robinson’s Bluegrass Gospel (MA) Sunday Morning
And Your Host Band:
Blistered Fingers (ME)

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Blistered Fingers is a fast- moving traditional Bluegrass Band from the central Maine area that travels extensively around the northeast and eastern Canada. Blistered Fingers’ obvious love of bluegrass, their fans, and field picking makes Blistered Fingers a special group with their delightful mix of original material, soulful ballads and hard driving traditional bluegrass music with a little good humor thrown in.

Prices per person

Early Bird Camping (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday before the festival) $10/ day per camper
All four days (Thurs – Sunday) with Music & FREE camping- $100
Children 16 and under Free with Paying Adult
Thursday only- $25  Music 4 pm – 9 pm
Friday only- $40 Music 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday only- $40 Music 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday – FREE with Weekend pass
Dogs- $10
Power- $35 for your entire stay

Blistered Fingers was voted as one of the Top 10 New England Bluegrass Festivals. Some of the greatest bluegrass music can be heard at one of the largest family musical events in New England. The Bluegrass Festival takes place twice every year and brings thousands of music lovers from all over the world to Litchfield to hear banjos, fiddles, and high, lonesome harmonies. This event features many worldwide and local bands. This festival has something for all ages and has occurred every year since 1991.

The Litchfield Fairgrounds are located at 30 Plains Rd., Litchfield. Directions can be found on the Web site or on the flyers. For additional information, visit blisteredfingers.com or contact Sandy Cormier by email at blist-f@blisteredfingers.com or by phone at (207) 873-6539.


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