In 1989, the "father" of bluegrass music Bill Monroe performed at the festival for audiences that packed the amphitheater, which is situated along the Stillaguamish River and boosts a beautiful view of Whitehorse Mountain.
The 37th annual festival features Virginia-based Ralph Stanley II, son of the great banjo player Ralph Stanley.
Ralph Stanley II plays tonight and tomorrow evening at the festival. Also from Virginia, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice are on stage today and tomorrow, as are Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa from North Carolina and The Chapmans from Missouri.
Among the regional bands in the lineup are Darrington's own Combinations, Blueberry Hill from Stanwood, Northern Departure from Brier, Rural Delivery of Bremerton, Joyful Noise from Sedro-Woolley and High and Lonesome from Seattle.
Ticket prices vary. More information is available at 360-436-1006 or www.darringtonbluegrass.com.
-- Herald staff
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