Saxon Memorial to host bluegrass festival

The historic Saxon Lutheran Memorial in Frohna, Mo., will host its Second Annual Bluegrass Music Fest on Saturday, June 30. The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends after dark with a fireworks show.bluegrass.gif
Frohna is located in Perry County, Mo., a little more than an hour’s drive south of the St. Louis area. The memorial, owned and operated by the Concordia Historical Institute — the Synod’s Department of Archives and History — is an outdoor history museum and log cabin village that commemorates the 1839 arrival of more than 600 Saxon immigrants who left Germany for religious freedom in the United States.
The cabins will be open for self-guided tours during the music festival.
Eight bands are scheduled to play. They include the Mississippi Sawyers, the Bankester Family, the New Kentucky Colonels, Cabin Fever, the Levon DeCourley Band, Janie Brown and the Chestnut Mountain Gang, Matt Strong and the Bluegrass Travelers, and George Portz and the Friends of Bluegrass.
Admission is $15 at the gate, and children age 15 and under are free. Food will be available for purchase. No coolers, alcohol or smoking will be allowed.
For more information about the Saxon Lutheran Memorial, visit or call 573-824-5404.

Posted June 18, 2012

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