LITCHFIELD — The annual Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival is planned for June 14-17 at the Litchfield Fairgrounds, 30 Plains Road.

Festival grounds have a larger and better stage that was built in 2010.

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This year, there will be the Blistered Fingers Kids Academy. Blistered Fingers and the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine got together to create a free, relaxed, informative three-day music program for children, ages 8-18. The focus will be how to play, sing and perform bluegrass music. Students need to bring their own instruments and must commit to the three-day program.

The gates will open at 8 a.m. Monday, June 1. Weekend tickets for each festival will cover four days of music and camping from 8 a.m. Thursday, June 14 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17.

The Litchfield Fairgrounds Committee will serve hot meals in the café. There will also be several other vendors on the grounds.

Performers will include: The Lonesome River Band, The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, The Bluegrass Brothers, White Mountain Bluegrass, Tony Holt & Wildwood Valley Boys, The Bluegrass Diamonds, Travers Chandler & Avery County, Original Condition, Blue Around the Edges, The Pine Hill Ramblers, Maranacook String Band, Robinson Gospel Sing Along & Jam, Blistered Fingers.

Tickets are available at the gate, and cost $70 per person for all days with camping free for children 12 and younger with a paying adult; $10 for Thursday only; $25 for Friday before 5 p.m., $20 after 5 p.m.; $25 for Saturday before 5 p.m., $20 after 5 p.m.; $10 for Sunday only.

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