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Musical matrimony

At first odd fellows, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival shows Medical Lake and the music genre are a good fit


August 10, 2017

Paul Delaney

Kevin Brown, who wears multiple hats for the Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival in Medical Lake, is seen in the relative quiet of Waterfront Park last Monday, before it becomes a music venue.

Kevin Brown still vividly recalls the awkward birth of the Blue Water Bluegrass Festival some 16 years ago.

"I actually went to that first meeting and I kind of remember it was all these Medical Lake people and a bunch of bluegrass people staring at each other trying to figure each other out," Brown said.

The group ultimately jelled well and the event took off, Brown, who serves as both association president and its musical director, said.

While Brown tends to be one of the more prominent faces associated with the festival, "We've got a strong committee, but it's never enough people, we're...

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