Black Squirrel Blue Grass and Americana Festival in the Books

Written by John Face

June 13, 2022

Photos by John Face

On Saturday June 11 Albion experienced the first in what will hopefully be many more to come, Black Squirrel music festivals. The idea is the brainchild of Albion Malleable co-owner Ben Wade. Wade as reported in our story from last week (click here for link to story) was looking forward to the event and bringing Blue Grass music to Albion.

Ben Wade (L) looking down on Festival goers with sister in-law Michele Risner (R) from the roof of the Albion Malleable.

The day began with The Wallens taking the stage at noon.

The Wallens

They would be followed by the Water Street Wranglers, The Mark Lavengood Band and closing out the daylong event headliner Chain Station.

The Water Street Wranglers
The Mark Lavengood Band

Chain Station w special guest Mark Lavengood

City Watch NEWS was on hand conducting short interviews of all the bands via Facebook live prior to all of them going on stage. If the crowd response means anything, the day was great.

Blue Grass jammers performed in the beer garden as bands were changing on stage.
Chain Station closing out the night.

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