We went to the 40th annual Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival today. I first discovered this 4-day music festival when I was in college and have been back all but two or three years since (two years ago we missed because we were in China). It's a wonderful, laid-back experience with musicians every place you turn and some fabulous people watching. There are four stages playing bluegrass, folk, old-time, cowboy, Irish, and acoustic music of all sorts. People bring their lawn chairs and wear their tie-dye and wander from stage to stage to hear performers. We look forward to the festival all year.
We were late getting there this morning, as a major storm rolled though and it poured for two hours. Once the rain quit, we went to hear some music. The festival is at the county fair grounds and we ended up sitting in the pig barn. It wasn't the best place to see or hear, but it did keep Rachel contained!