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Hootenanny set for San Juan Ridge

Bring your banjos, fiddles and washboards to the San Juan Ridge this weekend where five bluegrass bands will jam into the night at the North Columbia Schoolhouse.

The cultural center’s annual folk and bluegrass festival, “the Hootenanny” will take place from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Belfry Brothers, Ragged But Right, Alina Estelle Hardin, The Poplollys and The Spillit Quikkers will perform. The event coincides with “Humbug Day” at Malakoff Diggins, an annual tribute to past residents of the historic mining town of North Bloomfield.

General admission costs $19 and $17 for members. Kids get in for free. People are encouraged to bring their own instruments for an open jam session from 3 to 5:30 p.m. A barbecue, salads and drinks will be available into the evening.

Call 265-8141 or email ncscc@nccn.net for more information or directions.

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