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Julian (September 18, 2009 ) -- A decades old Julian tradition returns when the gates open on September 19th and 20th to the 39th annual Julian Bluegrass Festival. Sponsored and presented by the Julian Lions Club at Frank Lane Park, the annual event is the oldest bluegrass festival in California and this year’s edition boasts one of its strongest line-ups.

On Saturday pickin’ and strummin’ will be provided by Trails & Rails, Judy Taylor & the Wild Oats Band, Heloise Love, the Bayside Dixie Stompers, and Sara Petite & the Tiger Mountain Boys. Sunday kicks off with gospel music from This Just In!, followed by bluegrass from the Scott Gates Band, the Blue Creek Band and Chandler Station.

The Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday with tickets available on the event days at Frank Lane Park, the Julian Chamber of Commerce until September 12th and on-line at Julianbluegrassfestival.com. Adult tickets are $15 with children under 16 admitted free when accompanied by a paid adult.

The festival coordinator is Terry Cox, (760) 705-0953. Further information is available at info@julianbluegrassfestival.com

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