###Contact: Kevin Spear 315-331-2365
The Bluegrass Brothers, NewTown and Remington Ryde Headline Sodus, N.Y. - The 4th Annual Brantling Bluegrass Festival will be held August 2-4, 2012 on the grounds of Brantling Ski Slopes, 4015 Fish Farm Road, in Sodus, NY. The Bluegrass Brothers, 2010 SPBGMA Instrumental Group of the Year, headline the show on Thursday. Also performing on Thursday are Chad Darou and Stealing Time, Old Divide and the Jesse Alexander Band. The festival continues on Friday and Saturday with performances by Chad Darou and Stealing Time, Matthews Family Tradition, NewTown, James Reams and the Barnstormers, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys, Windsor Folk Family, Remington Ryde and host band Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads. Organizers Kevin Spear, Mike Garlock and Peter McDonald are excited to be bringing such talented top-notched singers, songwriters and musicians to the stage and beautiful venue at Brantling. The festival, Wayne County's only 3 day Bluegrass Music Festival is now in its 4th year. The festival is expanding and new additions include the Brantling Bluegrass Academy, having a host band, BBQ rib & chicken cook off and children's play area. Band members will be teaching their craft and sharing their love of music in academy workshops scheduled throughout the 3 day event. Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads will be serving as Host Band. Rebecca is a young, soulful, powerful singer. She has performed with Rhonda Vincent, Claire Lynch, Valerie Smith, the Gibson Brothers, and April Verch among others, as well as being featured on WVBR's Bound for Glory radio show. From break your heart ballads to incendiary instrumentals, this is a singer and a band that puts on a show everyone can enjoy The venue where the festival is held across the street from the slopes on flat terrain. Parking is convenient and free. The gate opens Wednesday August 1st for camping. FREE rough camping is available for tents, campers and RV's with the purchase of a three-day weekend ticket or $10 per unit/night for day tickets. Electricity and water is not available. Porta-Potties are located throughout the festival and camping grounds and festival goers will have access to the bathrooms inside the ski lodge. Bring your lawn chair, sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Large sun/shade tents will be available. Food and beverage concessions and craft and music vendors will also be on-site. Bringing family friendly events to Brantling year round is a goal of Brantling's owner, Kevin Spear. "In addition to great music and workshops, families can enjoy camping, hiking the slopes, fishing in the pond, playing lawn games, entering the cook-off and using our new play area," said Spear. "Wayne County offers a plethora of activities for families to enjoy before and after the music from the beautiful bluffs and beaches of Lake Ontario to visiting area farm markets and wineries," added Spear. VIP and Advertising Packages are available. Contact Mike @ 585-415-9641. Ticket Information: 3-day weekend ticket (includes rough camping) Purchased before 7/1/12 $40.00 Purchased after 7/1/12 & at Gate $45.00 Thursday 3pm-10pm $15.00 Friday 3pm-10pm $20.00 Saturday 11am-10pm $20.00 Camping unit per night $10.00 Children 16 and younger are FREE with parent To get more information and to purchase tickets on line through PayPal visit us at www.brantlingbluegrass.com. Join us on Facebook.