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The streets of downtown Logan, located in the heart of the Hocking Hills, will come alive with the 15th annual Washboard Music Festival on June 18-20, 2015.
The entertaining event was created to honor the Columbus Washboard Factory that was purchased and moved to Logan from Columbus nearly two decades ago. It is the only factory in the United States that continues to manufacture washboards — thus the idea to establish a music festival that focuses on washboard music was born.
Arnett Howard and Friends will open the festival Thursday evening when they are slated to perform on the main stage at 6 p.m. During the intermission of Howard’s concert an auction will be held to raise funds for the festival.
The headline entertainment for Friday evening includes Three Piece & Biscuit when they perform two shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Robin Lacy & DeZydeco will be the featured performers on Saturday afternoon and evening when they are scheduled to play three performances on the main stage at 3 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Other performers include Steel City Rovers, The Wayfarers, 7 Mile DBlue Grass Band, The Hobo Polka Band, The Sodbusters, Washboard Hank, Ira Twang, Neil Jacobs, Sweet Funk and the popular Washboard Players.
In addition to the variety of free musical entertainment, the Children’s Park featuring amusement rides, presentations by Granpa Cratchett and magic shows are free to all youngsters as well.
Quilt lovers will not want to miss the Quilt Show that will be hosted by members of the Hocking Valley Quilt Guild at the Bowen House from noon till 5 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. The Bowen House is located at 196 N. Market Street, which is just one block away from the Main Stage.
Folks can also enjoy presentations at 3 and 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday as well, by the Appalachian Ohio Story Telling Project, when they will perform music as well as telling the rich history of the Appalachian area from the porch of Piano Works, 48 West Main Street, Logan.
A classic car show will be held near the Columbus Washboard Factory site located at 14 Gallagher Avenue, Logan, from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday. Folks can also stop in the Columbus Washboard Company for a view of the unique Washboard Factory from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
An extensive tractor exhibit featuring hit and miss engines will be featured from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m., Saturday, followed by the traditional Washboard Music Festival Parade at 6 p.m.
Throughout the three-day festival, guests can also enjoy a variety of delicious food from the food vendors and unique works of art provided by the art and craft street vendors as well.