Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival – October 19-20, 2012
Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Farmers Branch Texas 75234
The Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival 2012 was held on October 19-20, 2012 in the beautiful Farmers Branch Historical Park. The festival was presented by the City of Farmers Branch and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, and was free and open to the public. Incredible musical performances were provided by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Travelin’ McCourys with Peter Rowan (with surprise fiddlin’ guest Michael Cleveland), Blue Highway, The Gibson Brothers, Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Gold Heart, The Toy Hearts, Alan Tompkins, and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band. A great crowd was on hand both days to enjoy the amazing weather, incredible music, chili, rose gardens, the historical structures in the Farmers Branch Historical Park, vendors, and friendly jamming. Saturday’s festivities included the big CASI-sanctioned chili cook-off as well as the presentation of the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation’s Star Award to GRAMMY-winning artist Peter Rowan.