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Midwest Acoustic Pickers

A place for players around the Midwest States to gather for fun, passion, and picking. Also a place to post announcements for festivals, recitals, and acoustic jams for all.

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Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2015

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Comment by Erv Troyer on May 8, 2012 at 5:22pm

Big Spring Bluegrass Festival at Kendallville, IN coming up on May 24 - 27. This is the best ang biggest festival in this region; about 30 miles north of Fort Wayne. More info at:

I will be camping there from Thursday thru Sunday. I'm not a great bluegrass fan, but I go for the campground jams and look for groups that play other types also.

Erv Troyer

Comment by Jim Robinson on May 8, 2012 at 7:34am

Coming to Davenport, Iowa, June 29 - July 1, is the annual Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. Lots of acoustic blues in the tent venue, including Liz Mandeville and Donna Herula, Bryce Janey, Doug MacLeod, and Paul Geremia. For more, go to

Comment by Jim McHie on May 7, 2012 at 5:50pm

Hate to see these groups fall into Internet oblivion for lack of use.  Is information like this for festivals, recitals and acoustic jams in the Midwest being posted elsewhere?

Comment by Bill Startz on September 1, 2011 at 8:58pm
We hope to pull in on the 11th ..
Comment by Brian Henke on September 1, 2011 at 3:37pm
Anyone else here heading to Winfield next week?
Comment by Yvonne Desrosiers on September 1, 2011 at 3:36pm
South Bend, In has our local Celtic Fest on Sunday Sept. 4th in Howard Park. $5 admission, kids 12 and under are free.  Some great Celtic bands are on the schedule.  Scottish games, herding dog demos etc.  I went last year and had a great time.  I believe the time is from 11am to 8pm.
Comment by Jim Robinson on September 1, 2011 at 3:28pm
If you're willing to drive/fly/bus to Louisville, Jim Kweskin will be headlining the National Jug Band Jubilee (Google this) on Sept. 17. There will be about 8 other jug bands, including Boo Bradley from the Madison, Wis. area. I went last year and it was a great day of free music.
Comment by Jim McHie on August 28, 2011 at 7:51pm
Been pretty quiet here for a few months . . . anything coming up for late summer/fall?
Comment by Brian Henke on May 11, 2011 at 7:11am

Hi Michael,

   You do look a bit different in person than what your profile photo here would suggest!

   Actually, I'm pretty sure I know who you aren now.I remember talking to to you both at the market and at Stagger.

   Mabey I'll see you in September when I come through again.

Comment by Michael Zanger on May 10, 2011 at 10:59pm
Hi Brian, we have actually met a couple of times: at both Stagger Inn and the market.  Butch was my next door neighbor for a long time.

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