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18th Annual Bluegrass Festival - Press Release

18th ANNUAL PARADE OF STARS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL SALUTES THE WOMEN OF BLUEGRASS ON SEPTEMBER 6TH

Award-Inning Bands Take the Stage for a Toe-Tappin’ Celebration in One of Southeast Michigan’s Largest Bluegrass Festivals

Media contacts: Stephanie Carroll, City of Auburn Hills, 248.364.6802, scarroll@auburnhills.org; Brian Marzolf, City of Auburn Hills, 248.370.9359; bmarzolf@auburnhills.org

Auburn Hills, Mich.July 22, 2014The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is promising another pickin’ good jamboree at its 18th annual Parade of Stars Bluegrass Festival. This all-day celebration of acoustic melodies takes place on Saturday, September 6th, from 12:00 noon 7:00 p.m., on the lawn of the Community Center in Civic Center Park, 1827 N. Squirrel Road. There is a $5 entry fee per adult; students and children are free. This year, the festival is featuring a Salute to the Women of Bluegrass. Artists include Claire Lynch, Sister Sadie, Flatt Lonesome and the host band The Special Consensus.

This is live bluegrass at its finest, according to Brian Marzolf, Auburn Hills Recreation Director, who gets calls from citizens requesting information about the festival months in advance.

“We expect more than 1,000 attendees at this year’s Salute to Women event,” Marzolf explains, “which brings in top bluegrass names from throughout the country

This event takes place rain or shine. Lawn chairs are recommended and coolers are allowed. No alcohol, however, is permitted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Throughout the day, shuttle busses will be transporting guests to and from the parking lot of GKN Driveline, 3300 University Drive, where free parking is available adjacent to the festival site.

This event has become an entertaining community tradition. Bluegrass music has evolved over the last few decades and continues to reach a broader audience with its traditional narrative style while incorporating more progressive instrumentation that appeals to audiences of all ages”, added Mayor Kevin McDaniel.

For more information about the event, visit www.auburnhills.org or contact Auburn Hills Recreation Department at 248.370.9353.

About Auburn Hills
Celebrating 31 years as a city in 2014, Auburn Hills is home to 21,000 residents and also serves as Michigan’s global business address, with 40 international corporations from 32 countries housed here. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at www.auburnhills.org.

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