Every August on the shores of Medical Lake, the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival basks in the summer weather and celebrates one of the most classic of American musical genres. A roster of current bluegrass artists will convene during a music-filled weekend, including husband-and-wife duo the Kenny and Amanda Smith Band, the Danny Barnes Trio and the Barefoot Movement (past performers have included the Steep Canyon Rangers, Della Mae and Front Country). You can also look forward to an open mic, a jam workshop, a musical youth camp and a tribute to the legendary blind finger-picker Doc Watson. And if you want to make a weekend of it, RV and tent camping is available.
— Nathan Weinbender