Bluegrass band headlines fifth annual Wataba Lake Fest
Pretty Saro, winner of the 2018 Telefunken Bank Competition at Podunk Bluegrass Festival, will headline Wataba Lake Fest at Hippie Hill on Clearview Drive Saturday, Sept. 21.
Pretty Saro burst onto the Boston bluegrass scene in early 2016, shaking up the definition of American roots music. Since then his four-piece string band has been “crafting their invigorating blend of contemporary songwriting and modern sensibilities into a sound that is uniquely their own,” an announcement said. The band draws their inspiration from acoustic giants such as Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, Hot Rize, and John Hartford, to name a few.
Wataba Lake Fest, now in its fifth year, will run noon to 6 p.m.. It’s an afternoon of music, family fun, children’s activities, and food in the laid-back neighborhood of Rainbow Lake.
Local bluegrass band Angry O’Haras will open for Pretty Saro. Rounding out the festival will be children’s music from Kevin McCarthy and Jennifer Barrett, and a performance by what is described as Wataba’s perennial favorite, The Flubber Brothers.