The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 31, 2013

American Heritage Music Festival kicks off Thursday


From staff reports

GROVE, Okla. — A festival in Grove will feature a variety of music and contests for fiddling and clogging. The American Heritage Music Festival starts Thursday and runs until Saturday, June 8.

Jim Paul Blair will present "Hankerin' for Hank," a tribute concert where he sings as Hank Williams. The concert features arrangements and styles similar to originals by Williams.

Other performers include Barry "Bones" Patton, Duke Mason, Jim Garling, Jana Jae and contest winners. That concert will be held at the close of the festival on June 8.

Festivities begin Thursday at Snider's Camp with a welcome party that features a cookout, open stage entertainment and a gambler's draw contest.

Details: 918-786-8896, grand lakefestivals.com.