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The Second Annual Midwest Mandolin Festival

By Mandolin Cafe
April 28, 2006 - 7:15 am

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The Second Annual Midwest Mandolin Festival, June 3-4, 2006, Summit Lake State Park, near New Castle, Indiana (about half way between Indianapolis and Dayton, Ohio, off I-70) is coming soon. This event is sponsored by the Mandolin Society of Central Indiana.

Enjoy a day outdoors with acoustic mandolin music, including old time, traditional, classical, jazz, blues, contemporary, ragtime, orchestrated, and bluegrass music by regional performing artists.

There will also be a mandolin workshop, and some open stage time. Enjoy seating in the surrounding grassy area with a picnic lunch. Seating is available for approximately 100 in the performance shelter. Free with paid admission to the park. Enjoy performances by the following:

Homer Pass and Mike Butler (Country Blues)
Dayton Mandolin Orchestra (Mandolin orchestra)
Yank Rachell Tribute Band (Blues)
Pray for Mojo (Bluegrass)v Ann and Phil Case (Old Time)
John Gates and Harvey Mosteller (Bluegrass)
Mandolindy (Variety mandolin ensemble music)
Slates Family Band (Down home music served up family style)
Miami Valley Mandolin Quintet (Grab bag o' mandolin music)
Five Oh! (Contra Dance)
il Troubadore (Indy's 16th century rock band)
Fellowship (Gospel)
Mark Kurkowski and Mario Joven (Jazz)
Ephod (Inspirational Folk/Jazz/Irish music)

Go to to hear recordings of each of the performers made at the First Annual Midwest Mandolin Festival in June, 2005.

Presented by the Mandolin Society of Central Indiana.

Sponsored by Frank's Violins

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