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Names of note highlight bluegrass weekend

Tim Graves, the Reno Brothers, the Stevens Sisters and perennial favorite Lost & Found are among the spring festival's performers at Sertoma Youth Ranch.

By JOY DAVIS-PLATT

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 28, 2000


Hundreds of Bluegrass fans will converge on the Spring Lake area this weekend for the annual Spring Bluegrass Festival at Sertoma Youth Ranch.

Organizer Steve Dittman said this year's lineup includes some heavy hitters, including Tim Graves, the nephew of Bluegrass Hall of Honor member Josh Graves, and the Reno Brothers, including Ronnie Reno, best known for writing the Conway Twitty hit Boogie Grass Band.

"We draw some pretty big names for this festival," Dittman said. "We've been really lucky that way."

The Virginia group Lost & Found will perform Saturday and Sunday.

"Those boys have been favorites around here for a long time," Dittman said.

Also performing Saturday and Sunday are the Stevens Sisters, who have been around Bluegrass and country music all their lives, Dittman said.

"They have a real Dolly Parton sound," said Dittman of the Tennessee duo. "I like them a lot."

The Sertoma Youth Ranch Spring Bluegrass Festival starts at 5 p.m. today and continues through Sunday at the Sertoma Youth Ranch near Spring Lake in southeastern Hernando County. Weekend tickets are $30 at the gate. Friday and Saturday tickets are $13 each day; Sunday tickets are $8. Children ages 12-16 pay $2 per day, and children younger than 12 are admittedfree. Camping is available. For information, call 754-3082. To reach the ranch, take Spring Lake Highway south, turn left onto Church Road, cross Interstate 75 and turn right on Myers Road. The ranch is on the right.

Festival lineup

FRIDAY

  • 6 p.m. -- Tim Graves and Cherokee

  • 6:45 p.m. -- Larry Stephenson Band

  • 7:30 p.m. -- Reno Brothers

  • 8:15 p.m. -- Tim Graves and Cherokee

  • 9 p.m. -- Larry Stephenson Band

  • 10:15 p.m. -- Reno Brothers

SATURDAY

  • Noon -- Changing Times

  • 12:45 p.m. -- Local Exchange

  • 1:30 p.m. -- Stevens Sisters

  • 2:15 p.m. -- Larry Stephenson Band

  • 3 p.m. -- Lost & Found

  • 3:45 p.m. -- Reno Brothers

  • 4:30 p.m. -- Tim Graves & Cherokee

  • 5:15 p.m. -- dinner break

  • 6 p.m. -- Changing Times

  • 6:45 p.m. -- Local Exchange

  • 7:30 p.m. -- Stevens Sisters

  • 8:15 p.m. -- Larry Stephenson Band

  • 9 p.m. -- Lost & Found

  • 9:45 p.m. -- Reno Brothers

  • 10:30 p.m. -- Tim Graves & Cherokee

SUNDAY

  • 9:45 a.m. -- Local Exchange

  • 10:30 a.m. -- Stevens Sisters

  • 11:15 a.m. -- Changing Times

  • Noon -- Lost & Found

  • 12:45 p.m. -- Local Exchange

  • 1:30 p.m. -- Stevens Sisters

  • 2:15 p.m. -- Changing Times

  • 3 p.m. -- Lost & Found

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