Songs of worship stuffed the air on the rush-no-more campgrounds in Sturgis for the ultimate day of the annual Black Hills Bluegrass Festival.
High Plains Tradition and the Cedar Hill Band took to the stage.. Creating a down-home model church.
Something that Piedmont Residents Randy and Christi Pawlovich stay up for seeing once more as they wait to return for their third yr and each different one after that.
“You hear music that you just don’t hear day-after-day. And with a bluegrass tone to it. So that makes it additional particular,” Christy mentioned.
“This is sort of just like the roots of nation,” Randy added.
Sturgis Residents Sarah and Karen have been attending the occasion for much longer than the Pawlovich’s have, occurring practically 15 years of having fun with music within the open air.
“Our expertise with bluegrass music has virtually at all times been exterior,” Sarah recalled
“It’s actually greatest if it’s exterior as a result of you possibly can actually hoot and holler,” Karen mentioned.
And after coming for so lengthy, seeing the individuals they’ve gotten to know on high of the toe-tapping music is like a homecoming for them.
“We know a variety of the individuals which can be concerned with the manufacturing of the pageant and we all know it’s a lot of labor,” Karen added. “It’s simply enjoyable.”
Performers additionally share Sarah and Karen’s “coming dwelling” outlook.
The group Cedar Hill has been coming to the pageant many occasions over the past twenty years and are grateful for the individuals they’ve met alongside the way in which.
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“It actually makes you are feeling welcome and heat,” one member mentioned. “It’s a nice expertise– it’s what retains me going!”
“Everyone is a good friend,” one other member mentioned. “Whether you’ve got met them earlier than or not and that’s simply superior.”