Bluegrass in the Country has grown to one of the best

Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers

To the Expositor:

Bluegrass in the Country has developed from very humble beginnings into one of the best bluegrass festivals on the Ontario circuit today. This year’s show will feature many award winning artists. We now have a long list of top notch performers wanting to come to the show on Manitoulin that is such a good time for such a good cause.

We would like to thank the people of Manitoulin and the many business that support us. Our recognition board of sponsors grows bigger every year. The athletes involved in the Manitoulin Special Olympics program all thank you so very much.

One group we have never approached for sponsorship is the Town Of Gore Bay. Our show brings in a lot of off-Island folks. I’m sure we help the tourist economy of Gore Bay in some small way. If we had approached Gore Bay, the response probably would have been, ‘well there used to be a bluegrass festival on Manitoulin years ago in the Silverwater area but it failed so yours will too.’

In closing, I look forward to seeing you all in Providence Bay June 12, 13 and 14.

I also look forward to seeing the Angel Bus pull in to our venue full of seniors ready to enjoy that great olde tyme country and bluegrass music that they grew up with. They will have that great fun time that we have become so famous for.

Brother John Featherstone