Headliner Lonesome River Band.
Sandusky/Bayshore KOA Campgroud, 2311 Cleveland Road East in Sandusky, will host the Third Annual North Coast Bluegrass by the Bay Festival on Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Cancer Services of Erie County.
“We are so excited to be hosting the festival again this year,” said Jeff Hoffman of Sandusky/ Bayshore KOA. “Giving back to the community is a way for us to honor our brother, Doug, and our mother, Grace (Pete), who we lost to cancer. We, the Hoffman family, have always loved bluegrass music and sponsoring this festival has been something we have wanted to do for a very long time. With the service that Cancer Service of Erie County performs, it is a natural fit for us.”
Cancer Services of Erie County is a local organization that provides assistance to cancer patients and their families. This assistance ranges from providing equipment, wigs, and supplements to rides to the doctor’s office which are just some of what they do. “The support of the Hoffman family with this event is such a boost for us at Cancer Services,” said Peg Miller, Executive Director of Cancer Services. “We thank them for all their help.”
Friday at 2 p.m. – Festival opens with live music from Ottawa Country Bluegrass, New Outlook, Safire Sun and Remington Ryde.
Saturday at 9 a.m. – Bluegrass Pickin’ Competition for banjo, flat-pick guitar and fiddle will take place. Contestants will take the stage to compete in different age groups for cash and prizes.
Saturday at 12 noon – Bands take the stage including Ottawa County Bluegrass, Harbourtown, Safire Sun, Adkins and Laudermilk, and Lonesome River Band. Music until 11 p.m.
There will be food vendors on site plus a Hops Corral for the over 21 crowd.
Ticket prices are $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday, or $40 for both days. Buy your 2 day pass for $35 if purchased before August 1. Tickets can be purchased through the campground office located at the entrance off Cleveland Road. Tickets can also be purchased at Cancer Services of Erie County located at 505 East Perkins Avenue. Credit cards are accepted at the campground office only. Children 12 and under are free.
Camping sites are available, from full service to primitive. Contact the campground regards camping availability at koa.com/campgrounds/sandusky or call 1-419-625-1495.
For more information regarding the festival, please visit northcoastbluegrass.com or call 419-602-0819.