The unique festival at Circle Pines Center in Delton hosted headliners The Blasters on Saturday, plus a bevy of top-drawer regional acts, and wrapped up Sunday with The Accidentals. (Review, photo galleries)
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Eggs Bernard & the Electrons were more than delighted to regale fans during a rain-free Day 2 of the three-day arts and music festival midway between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.
“Circle Pines is a place of magic,” said the lead singer, before playing to a twirling crowd of both children and adults.
Nestled away in the woods from what seems like everything, Day 2 of the 6th annual Buttermilk Jamboree was welcomed by perfect weather for live music.
Buttermilk veteran and Circle Pines Center co-op member Johanna Buwalda has joyfully watched the festival garner the attention it deserves over the past six years. “My favorite part of the festival is the sense of community.”
Saturday’s lineup included an impressive variety with Latin-music band Cabildo, Chicago jazz/blues/R&B group SUN Ensemble, country/Americana band JukeJoint HandMeDowns, indie-folk duo Wake Up Autumn, rockabilly/honky-tonk faves Delilah & the Lost Boys, one-man band Brotha James and many more.
California rock ‘n’ roll band The Blasters headlined Saturday night’s lineup in front of an enthusiastic crowd to help close out the evening (which also featured late-night sets by Michigan’s Madcat Midnight Blues Journey, Brotha James, Libby DeCamp and Covert).
The final day of the party on Sunday boasted a truly impressive regional lineup: Bluegrass’ Fauxgrass, indie-folk’s The Accidentals, folk-rock’s The Crane Wives, steel guitarists The Wilson Brothers, folk and blues singer Rachael Davis, folk-rock’s Eric Engblade, folk/Americana icon Ralston Bowles and a slew of others.
PHOTO GALLERY: Buttermilk Jamboree Day 2
Photos by Hunter Gamble, Anna Sink and Joe Hirschmugl
Photos by Anna Sink
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