Mansfield JamFest Showcases Bluegrass Family Atmosphere

  • 8/22/2019 6:46:25 PM
  • WMFD Digital Team
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH- Mansfield Jamfest: Bluegrass and Country Music Festival at the Richland County Fairgrounds, brought hundreds of people out for great music and entertainment Thursday night, with the event continuing through the weekend. 

The event has been giving back to families affected by cancer in the greater Richland County area, making this event a worthy cause to support. 

This year, the event will be giving some of the proceeds to Project ONE-Recovery Road and to a Mansfield Middle School student, who was diagnosed with leukemia last November. The Mansfield Meijer store was generous enough to donate $500 worth of gift cards to the family as well.

The Bluegrass community provides a fun atmosphere for all, According to Central Ohio Bluegrass Association President, Arlin Bradford. 

"The Mansfield Jamfest is like a family reunion," said Bradford. "We see each other throughout the year at various bluegrass shows, but this is like the homecoming. This is where we come, hang out and have a hog roast. You can't get that at any other concert you go to."

According to Bradford, the fun does not stop when the music stops, as people will keep the party going well after the last act takes the stage. 

The family atmosphere even extends to the performers, with most of the acts being family led bands. One band from Pennsylvania has age ranges from 10 to 25. 

"We had a great time on stage. We have a great time making people happy," said Echo Valley's Elizabeth Anderson. "So when their happy we're happy. It's a great time on stage."

Anderson said that the family has enjoyed their time at the Mansfield Jamfest, and would be willing to come back to the event in the future. 

Event Organizer, Chris Smith, said the event has been a successful one through it's first two days with double crowds in attendance on Wednesday. There will be more entertainment still to come throughout the weekend. 

For information on ticket prices and more information visit the festival's website.

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