City of Dubuque Hosts Bluegrass Festival
By Lauren DeWitt, Reporter
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque was home to Bluegrass enthusiasts today, as it held its first Dubuque Bluegrass Festival. Previously, Mud Lake Park had hosted the Bluegrass festival called "Bluegrass Sundays" a series of free concerts held in it's scenic park just north of Dubuque.
But this year, they decided to take the year off, that's when the city of Dubuque stepped in.
"There is a good demand for Bluegrass in Dubuque, I think that Mud Lake Park's events were very successful. It wasn't a matter of lack of success, it was just more so too much work cause it got so big, so they were gonna take a year off. I said, well you know if we can put this together can we give it a go," said Bryce Parks, Toys for Tots Coordinator.
Headlining the festival at A.Y. McDonald Park is Bill Monroe's Bluegrass Boys Reunion. The event costs 5 dollars for adults, with proceeds benefiting the Marine Corps Toys for Tots.
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