Raccoon County Music Festival in Burton Offers Family-Friendly Traditional American Music

Sat 8/12 @ noon-7PM

You do know that the word “geauga” means “raccoon,” right? That’s why the family-friendly traditional music-oriented Raccoon County Music Festival taking place at the Geauga County Historical Society Century Village Museum on Burton’s Village Square references raccoons. But don’t expect to see raccoons wielding fiddles and guitars (don’t post on your Facebook page that you’re going though; they might see it and go rifle through your garbage while you’re gone).

There’ll be two stages of music featuring polka, bluegrass, Dixieland, old-time string band music, gypsy jazz, Texas swing, blues and Appalachian/British Isles music. Sheela Das will conduct a ukulele workshop, there’ll be kite flying and children’s songs in the East Field, and the afternoon wraps up from 6-7pm with a square dance to live music. Bring your own instrument; there will be opportunities to jam!

Admission is $10, $5 ages 6-12. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The event takes place outside on the square so bringing a blanket or lawn chair is advisable. In case of rain, the festival moves inside.

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