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RF taps its toes at Roots and Bluegrass Festival

Tim Fast, winner of the River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Festival Singer/Songwriter Competition, plays a song for the audience gathered to watch and listen. Second place and a $200 cash prize went to Taryn Sirianni of White Bear Lake, Minn. Third place and a $100 cash prize went to James Hoehn of Brookfield. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
Louis Pata, age 3, brought his guitar to the River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Festival held April 12-14 in River Falls. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Singer/Songwriter comptition winner Tim Fast is shown with Chris Silver (left) and Chamber of Commerce CEO Chris Blasius (right), after Fast received his award, and a certificate for a free recording session at Brickhouse Music's "Velvet Brick Studio." Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia.3 / 4
People gathered at the River Falls Public Library enjoy a hoedown put on in the library's lower-level community room. Gretta Stark / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 4

The River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival celebrated its ninth annual, three-day, indoor musical festival April 12-14 and had attendees' toes tapping to more than 40 hours of bluegrass and roots music.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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