Self-proclaimed as “Cleveland’s first and only free folk and bluegrass music festival,” the second annual Hingetown Hoedown returns to the intersection of West 29th Street and Detroit Ave. on Sept. 10. The event features 12 acts with a bluegrass, folk, Americana, roots and string band sound. There will be food trucks, vendors, craft beer from Great Lakes Brewery and family-friendly activities.
“Cleveland’s bluegrass scene continues to grow and Hingetown is the perfect city neighborhood for us to gather the community and introduce new listeners to the music of the mountains,” says Adam Reifsnyder in a press release. He helps organize the event and brings his band Honeybucket to the festival's Main Stage for the event. “We’ve seen Honeybucket’s music grow in local popularity thanks to CIFF and other Cleveland-area shows, so it only makes sense to play here with other great Ohio string bands — it’s going to be a banjo-pickin’, boot-stompin’ good time!”
Other acts include the Wayfarers and the Hocking River String Band. Vision Yoga & Wellness will lead a free, 60-minute, all levels Vinyasa yoga class onsite beginning at 1 p.m. There will be children’s activities including sidewalk chalk, Hoedown-themed photo ops and jumbo games. The Music Settlement’s Bop Stop will provide a “Musical Petting Zoo” featuring instruments for children to try out.
The event takes place from 1 to 10 p.m. For more info, visit hingetownhoedown.com