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GottaGetGon Festival features fine folk

Clark, of Malta, counts the open stage as one of her favorite parts of the weekend, especially when some of the younger attendees perform.

"The children are just adorable," she said.

Kelsey loves seeing the younger set not just taking the stage themselves but appreciating the musicians who sing throughout the weekend. He choked up remembering a girl from a recent New Generation Folk Concert who approached a father and son duo and told them how much she had enjoyed their music.

Similarly, he loves recounting the story of a couple of teenage girls he heard on their cell phones telling friends about GottaGetGon.

"They said, 'This is a cool place. You've got to come up here,'" he said.

It's a message he hopes reaches people of all ages.

"If you want a place where friendly people enjoy good music, this is it," he said.

Admission to GottaGetGon is $38 for adults (age 20 and up) and $19 for students (ages 12 to 19). Admission for one day is $20 for adults and $10 for students. Children under 12 are free with a paying adult.

On-site camping is free; electrical hookups are available for $15 per night. Food is not sold on the campgrounds.

For information, visit www.pickingandsinging.org/GGG_festival2x.htm or call 429-7461. ""

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