If you would like to attend a music festival with a twist, mark this Saturday, September 8 on your calendar. That is the date that perfomers, some in period clothing, will play traditional music at the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site in Hartford. From 10am to 4pm, the public will be entertained by performers at many different venues on site, as well as at the nearby Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower.
Fiddlers and a bone percussionist will play throughout the day at various locations. Site spokesman Cindy Upchurch says Bone Percussionist Scott Smith says the bones were some of the first musical instruments known to man.
Local bluegrass favorites The Harmons return to the Interpretive Center Theater at 11 a.m. and noon; the Alton Dulcimer Players will perform traditional and Gospel music under the porch in the afternoon. There will also be music offered at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower that morning.