For music lovers across the north country, the twenty-third annual Thousand Islands Bluegrass Festival in Stone Mills was a destination over the weekend.
Some of the best string-players in the bluegrass business were there and they were having a great time.
"We really do raise cane on the stage and just get the crowd going, and we love it. We love the audiences," said Louie Setzer.
One of the bands, Carolina Road, is fittingly from North Carolina and travels all over the country to hit the stage and play their best in bluegrass tunes.
"It's a wonderful way of life. The main thing about it is the people - how friendly they are. Bluegrass is just one big family," said Lorrine Jordan, a member of the band.
Good music, lots of laughs, and fun for the whole family. That's the winning combination at the festival. Twenty-three years strong, and still a hit.
Click on the picture above to see and hear Rachel Spotts's report.
Thursday, May 5, 2016, Watertown, NY