SAUKVILLE - The Ozaukee County Historical Society’s Bluegrass at the Village event happens Sunday, Aug. 13.
The event draws between 700 and 950 people from northern Illinois to Manitowoc and as far west as Madison, according to OCHS Board and Committee Chair Mary Ann Velnetske. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students with kids five and under getting in free.
The event will be held at the Ozaukee County Pioneer Village, 4880 Highway I in Saukville. Gates open at 11 a.m. with music beginning at noon and lasting until 6 p.m., rain or shine. Velnetske said there are over 400 seats under a big tent but visitors can bring chairs or blankets if they'd like to sit in the sun.
The lineup for the event includes Pickin’ Up Speed, Chicken Wire Empire, Macon River Ramblers, Hand-Picked Bluegrass and Big Cedar. The acts bring various sounds from traditional gospel to Americana.
Additionally, young fiddlers will showcase their talent. A large selection of food and drinks will be offered — including craft beer at the beer tent.
Those in attendance can also show off their talent with the kitchen band using homemade instruments like a washtub, washboard, stump fiddle, and jug.
The event has numerous sponsors. The grand sponsor is Port Washington State Bank while Jon & Sandy Dehlinger, BMO Harris Bank-West Bend, Palermo’s Pizza, and Badgerland Bluegrass Music Association are major sponsors.
Additional sponsors include Velnetske Law Offices, LLC, Newman Chevrolet, Safelite Autoglass, Richmond Investment Services, LLC, Kolb & Associates, Edward Jones-Jim Asplin, and Wayne’s Drive-In.