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Appalachian Uprising wraps up in Ohio

Jun. 04, 2012 @ 11:30 PM

SCOTTOWN, Ohio -- Thousands of music fans descended upon Steve and Gina Cielec's Eden Valley Farm in Scottown, Ohio, from Thursday through Saturday for the couple's 11th annual Appalachian Uprising, featuring dozens of acts out at the farm.

Headliners for the weekend included such popular acts as Infamous Stringdusters on Thursday, Jessica Lea Mayfield, David Mayfield Parade and the 14-time Grammy Award-winning Lawrence County, Ky., native Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder on Friday.

On Saturday, Mountain Heart and The Punch Brothers headlined a day that featured acts such as Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys and from Elliott County, Ky., Don Rigsby and Midnight Call.

Those headliners were joined by dozens of other acts such as the Austin, Texas, group, Atomic Duo, that drove up 1,400 miles for the festival, as well as such popular local acts as Tyler Childers and Sasha Colette and The Magnolias, both making their Appalachian Uprising debut.

Folks wanting to hear a sample of the bands at this year's Appalachian Uprising can tune into Chris Jones' bluegrass radio show on Sirius XM 61 (Bluegrass Junction channel) from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 5. That show will feature the award-winning broadcaster interviewing guests Don Rigsby, Mountain Heart's Jim Van Cleve and Steve Cielec.

The Eden Valley Farm will also be hosting the AU II in October, a weekend fundraising festival for the Ronald McDonald House.

Go online at www.appyup.net for more info or check out the Appalachian Uprising Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AppalachianUprising.

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