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Beat goes on ; Backwoods Bash draws music fans to the lake

May 23, 2013



'Tis the season for music festivals and lots and lots of live music, so even if you're not headed out to Rocklahoma, there's plenty of music closer to home that will keep you busy through the Memorial Day holiday.

The 2013 Backwoods Bash will go hot and heavy through Memorial Day weekend. The music and camping fest runs Friday through Monday at Old Walnut Creek State Park on Keystone Lake. Music starts at 11 a.m. each day.

The bash brings together the area's scenic outdoors and regional music with camping, children's workshops, food and art.

This year's lineup includes local and regional roots, reggae and jam acts Sarah Peacock, Pidgin BandVon Roader, Sam & the Stylees, Brujoroots, Dirty Creek Bandits, Ego Culture, Grinnin' Possum, Jimmy Ray Taylor & The Dirtboxwailers, klondike5, Move Trio, North Meets South, Parallel Play, Paul Benjaman Band, Red Wood Rising, SocietySociety, The Big O Show, The Loaded Dice, The Summit and Tito's Wild Ride.

Also, there is access to camping, fishing and kids activities including kite-building, drum-making, a fishing clinic, a veteran's memorial service and more, according to the event's official website.

Full-weekend general admission passes are $40. Boat and RV passes also are available. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for the Symposium of International Arts, Music and Entertainment. The festival launched in 2008.

Jennifer Chancellor 918-581-8346

Originally published by JENNIFER CHANCELLOR World Scene Writer.

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