LITCHFIELD — Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival at the Litchfield Fairgrounds, 30 Plains Road, will run from Wednesday, June 17, through Sunday, June 21. Festival grounds have a large stage that was built in 2010, indoor bathroom facilities, free hot showers and numerous water and electrical hookups throughout the grounds, according to a news release from Sandy Cormier, promoter of the festival along with her husband, Greg Cormier.

The event will feature Blistered Fingers Kids Academy. Blistered Fingers and the Bluegrass Music Association of Maine partnered to create a free, relaxed, informative three-day music program for children ages 6-18. The focus will be how to play, sing and perform bluegrass music. Students should bring their own instruments and will commit to the three-day program. All participants will get a free T-Shirt and perform a couple of songs as a group on Main stage.

Gates will open for early bird camping at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 14. Weekend tickets for each festival will cover four days of music and camping from Wednesday to Saturday and Sunday Morning Gospel Sing Along and Jam.

There will be several vendors located on the grounds.

Performers include: The Gibson Brothers, June 20; Little Roy & Lizzy Long, June 20; Danny Paisley & Southern Grass, June 19; The Cleverlys, Wednesday; The Kevin Prater Band, Thursday and June 19; Trinity River Band, Thursday; Wilf Clark & Misty Mountaineers, June 19 and 20; Zink & Company, June 20; The Baker Family, June 19 and 20; Phat Burger Deluxe, June 17, 18 and 19; obinson Gospel Sing Along & Jam, June 21; and Blistered Fingers, June 20.

Prices per person at gate: Earl Bird Camping (June 14-16 before festival) $10 per day per camper; all four days with free camping, $80; children 16 and younger, free with a paying adult; June 17 and 18 only, $15; June 19 only, $30 (after 5 p.m., $20); June 20 only, $30 (after 5 p.m., $20); June 21, free with weekend pass; dogs, $10; power for camp sites, $25 for the entire stay.

For more information, visit, email [email protected], or call 873-6539.

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