When: Sat., Oct. 3 2015
If there's one thing the Cleveland music scene is missing, it's folk music— or so says Adam Reifsynder, co-founder of the Hingetown Hoedown, a day-long bluegrass festival set to take place for the first time Oct. 3 in Hingetown. Inspired by Duck Creek Log Jam music festival, a weekend-long fest celebrating string bands, camping, and all things granola, Reifsynder and fellow Honeybucket bandmates came up with the idea to take that country feeling and drop it down in Ohio City. "There's an audience for that type of music," Reifsynder says, "but there isn't really anything like it in Cleveland." The Hingetown Hoedown will be held today from 1 to 10 p.m. on that little intersection of Church and West 29th Street known as Hingetown. The band has teamed up with the Transformer Station as well as with a slew of local businesses to create a free event that will get visitors in the mood for fall. It's safe to say there will also be lots of craft beer and flannel shirts. The event will feature a mix of new-grass bands like Shivering Timbers of Akron and more traditional bluegrass bands like the Wayfarers of Cincinnati. Bands will perform on the main stage as well as a mini stage. There will also be a variety of art vendors and activities for all ages. (Xan Schwartz) hingetownhoedown.com.