Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival, a five-day event, kicked off Wednesday night with a high-energy performance from The Hillbilly Gypsies.
Festival goers gathered around the stage, some tapping their feet to the beat, to enjoy the music on a hot summer evening.
Among the performers taking the stage over the next four days are Rhonda Vincent, Flatt Lonesome, Nothin’ Fancy, Little Roy & Lizzy Show and Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers.
Larry and Linda Brosey, of Elizabethtown, have been attending the festival for about 8 years.
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Bluegrass music is “down to Earth,” Linda Brosey said.
Larry Brosey said the couple likes to ride around in their golf cart — with their music-loving pup Fern — and listen to people jamming.
People will jam all through the night, Linda Brosey said.
Harriet Browne and her husband, who hail from Millville, N.J., sell rocks and minerals and jewelry at the festival.
Browne said even if they don’t sell a lot, they still have a good time.
“Absolutely” a fan of bluegrass, Browne said the music reminds her of when she was younger.
“It’s not rock ’n’ roll. It’s nice. It’s homey,” she said.
The musicians who play bluegrass music are good people, Browne said.
The festival continues through Sunday at the Grange fairgrounds, 169 Homan Lane, Centre Hall.