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Bill Knowlton's Bluegrass Ramble Picnic

6799 Little York Lake Road
Preble, NY 13141

(315) 457-6100

AUGUST 3, 2024

Pack a lawn chair, a picnic and enjoy the celebration of all things Bluegrass as you’re overlooking beautiful Little York Lake! Bill Knowlton’s Bluegrass Ramble Picnic, the oldest bluegrass festival in the northeastern United States, features a wide variety of CNY bluegrass and old-time bands.

Food and beverages will be available throughout the day, with arts and crafts, vendors, band tables and raffles in order to help support the picnic’s expenses. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase CDs and souvenir items from the various participating bands.

The Bluegrass Ramble Picnic is held on the first Saturday in August at Dwyer Memorial Park on Little York Lake.

The oldest bluegrass festival in New York State and arguably amongst its finest, this event is not to be missed. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy an afternoon by the glittering Little York Lake. The Ramble is full of laughter, food, and festivities, all the necessary ingredients for a perfect summer concert. The Bluegrass Ramble is free to attend and will host a wide array of food and craft vendors. The music begins at 10am.
All 17 bluegrass and old-time bluegrass acts donate their musical services, which will be held under a tent by the Cortland Repertory Theatre. To help meet expenses, a guitar will be offered in a raffle thanks to the generosity of Ithaca Guitar Works.
10:00 Gospel Way
10:30: Larry Hoyt
11:00 Right Brothers
11:30: Salmon River Boys
12:00 Creek Bend
12:30: New Snip City
1:00: Group Therapy
1:30: Off the Wall
2:00: The Cadleys
2:30: The Atkinson Family
3:00: Plexigrass
3:30: Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese
4:00: Lonesome Road Ramblers
4:30: TBA
5:00 Tom Hosmer Special
5:30 Northwater
6:00 Delaney Brothers

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