9/17/12

Acoustic Kids ~ Walnut Valley Festival

This past weekend, the girls performed at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. What an awesome experience! We've never attended this bluegrass festival before--the same festival that jump-started the careers of such industry greats as Alison Krauss, Mark O'Connor, the Dixie Chicks, and so many more.
  
 Thanks to Andy May and his wife, who hosted the Acoustic Kids Showcase and selected Abbey (and Maggie) to perform Friday and Saturday on Stage 2.

The first morning was cold enough to see your breath . . . and for Maggie to drag out her Carhartt coat. 

Tens of thousands of campers and music lovers attended the festival to watch talented performers and skilled musicians. 

Some of our favorite bands were: Driven, John McCutcheon, Mountain Heart, and The Quebe Sisters, who also performed on Stage 2.

It rained most of Wednesday and Thursday, so there was plenty of mud too. 

The girls stayed in their grandparents' RV for the weekend--a luxury of hot meals and warmth when all were cold and damp. 

Until next time, Winfield. Hope to see you again soon!