by Rhonda McBride
Saturday, April 24, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- This spring the grass is still brown, with some snow on it, but in Alaska bluegrass music is a perennial favorite.
More than 100 people turned out for Anchorage's fifth annual Springtime Bluegrass Jamboree at St. Patrick's Church in Muldoon Friday night.
Organizers say this year's event was the largest so far. Its goal is to bring bluegrass musicians and fans together, because there are not many venues for bluegrass in Anchorage.
The jamboree kicks off a string of summer bluegrass festivals held across the state. The next big bluegrass event is a festival over the Memorial Day weekend at Mendeltna, near Glenallen.