Thursday, June 15, 2006

Bluegrass Festival Hopes To Set Record For World’s Largest Jam Session

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – On Saturday (Jun. 17), more than 500 bluegrass fans will come together in Victorville, California, to attempt to set the world record for the largest bluegrass jam session ever preformed.

The record attempt will take place at the 30th annual Country and Bluegrass Jubilee and marks the festival’s second attempt at setting the record.

Last year, organizers were able to get 485 pickers and grinners to show up but were unable to make the record official because no one in the media was there to document it for the Guinness World Book of Records.

This year, festival producer Barbara Tucker says she hopes at least one reporter comes because she is anticipating more than 500 bluegrass enthusiasts.

Tucker says you don’t have to be a professional musician to take part in the historical event. In fact, the only requirements are that you have a string instrument and sign up at the door.

The jam session gets underway at 5:30 p.m., but Tucker advises that you get there early to practice playing the concert’s three chosen bluegrass beats, including “Cabin In The Pines,” “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “Mountain Dew.”

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