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Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest

Friday, August 30, 2013 - Sunday, September 1, 2013

A new music festival will soon take its place among summer's most memorable local events. We are proud to present what is sure to become a perennial favorite. This year, from Aug. 30-Sept. 1, at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock, Penn., the Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest marks its first annual jamboree, providing three days of concert performances, workshops in music, campfire jamming and campground relaxation. Come celebrate the end of summer with friends and family and take part in a community that promotes music for folks of all generations. 

Nestled at the gateway of the Endless Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania, Lazy Brook Park's beautiful, scenic countryside is the perfect setting for the Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest. With over 40 hours of the state's best homegrown acoustic music and featuring 22 bands on two stages, including international touring bluegrass band, Hickory Project; regional favorites, Coal Town Rounders, Garcia Grass, Old Friends, Bog Swing Group, Tumbleweed Highway and Colebrook Road; NYC's best country-jazz band, Honeyfingers, as well as many other fine musical acts, the festival offers something for everyone in acoustic entertainment.

The Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest will provide a special focus on music education, with various workshops guided by experts on mandolin, swing guitar, bluegrass guitar, "slap" guitar, banjo, music therapy, swing violin, bluegrass fiddle, old-timey music, songwriting, bluegrass jamming, bluegrass bass, harmony singing, and more. The festival also emphasizes family, with all kids 16 and under admitted free. There will be kids' concerts, hands-on kids' crafts, as well as an array of music activities children of all ages can enjoy. If outdoor activities are your pleasure, come float down the crystal-clear Tunkhannock Creek or walk along beautifully landscaped trails. Go fishing, swimming or enjoy the morning yoga workshop. Or simply relax at the many campfire jams with fellow acoustic music lovers. 

Cornstock was founded to preserve acoustic music, the greenest form of music. In this modern day of seemingly endless "screen time," it is important to get away from all the gadgets. No plugs or chargers are needed to create hours of fun and enjoyment. Cornstock is a time to come together with kindred acoustic music lovers and players for a truly organic musical experience. We invite folks to come celebrate the universal language of music, kinship, and good times. Join us!

For more information, visit the event website.