9th Annual Lakes Bluegrass Festival
This year marked nine years of the Lakes Bluegrass Festival and five years at the Cass County Fairgrounds location in Pine River. It featured a recently expanded pavillion for shade and a new "unplugged" stage for workshops and other activities. Returning this year were various favorite artists such as Monroe's Crossing as well as familiar activities such as vocal and instrumental workshops with first-come-first-served seating. There were a total of 13 on stage performers as well as campground musicians. "It's a family friendly event and we lowered our day tickets this year. We even had an evening ticket. It's really family friendly.