Bluegrass festival benefits local economy

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Submitted: Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:41am
Updated: Mon, 05/27/2013 - 12:58am

SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — Folks jammed out to the 9th Annual Mostly Bluegrass Spring Festival in Shallotte this weekend. Bands took stage at the farmer's market in riverside park while patrons sang and danced. Mostly Bluegrass Society Events Coordinator Jim Caulder says they play for the love of the music, but also for the continuation of the music into the next generation. "Well Bluegrass is a music that is based on stories about real life, real things that happened to people," said Caulder. "And it is not the easiest music to play, but it is one of the easier forms of music to play along with." Having the festival at the farmer's market also helped support the local economy. People from outside of Shallotte bought food and crafts from local merchants, which benefits the town.

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