Bluegrass at Wellington Farm – One of the top Bluegrass bands in the state of Michigan, Luke Warm and the Not So Hots will be appearing on the big Mainstage at Wellington Farm, USA Saturday evening, August 10. Admission to the park is only $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for seniors and students. Park admission anytime after 3:00 p.m. will include the show on the Mainstage which will begin at 7:00 p.m. Lead performer of the band is Luke Gitchel who has been performing Bluegrass music since he was four. In 1999 he won the flat-picking competition during the Fallfest Bluegrass Festival which is hosted by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. He has performed at the Wheatland Music and Arts Festival and in2009 he became a member of the band Mountain Ruckus at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Luke’s father Clint is also a member of the band. Clint has performed with such notable groups as Fauxgrass and the Midnight Cattle Callers. He has shared the stage with Collin Raye and Bill Kirchen.
Wellington Farm, USA is a living history park depicting life as it was lived in a rural, mid-western farming community during the Great Depression. Wellington Farm has been acclaimed as being the only living history park in the nation that portrays specifically 1932, the very worst year of the Great Depression. The park opens each morning at 9:00 a.m. and the first guided tour departs the Visitors Center at 10. The last tour of the day leaves the visitor center at 4:00 p.m. The park is open seven days a week until October 31 when it will close for the season.
Wellington Farm Park, Inc. is a 501©3 non-profit corporation. 6944 S. Military Road southwest of Grayling. The farm is easily accessed from either Exit 251 of I-75 or Exit 206 of US-127. Further information can be obtained by calling 989 348 5187 during business hours or visiting the website at www.wellingtonfarmpark.org. or visit us on Facebook.