If you, like me, feel a stirring deep in your soul at the sound of a banjo (or the sight of a child dancing with reckless abandon to said banjo), then don’t miss the DevouGrass festival on October 4 at Devou Park in Covington. Festivities begin at noon and continue until dusk, featuring food trucks, kids activities, vendors, and live music of the bluegrass, Americana, folk and newgrass varieties (I had to Google “newgrass,” and I’m stoked) .
And if fiddles won’t get you or your little one’s toes tapping, maybe a little theatrical clowning, plate spinning, or juggling from special guest Circus Mojo will have you on your feet. Is it wrong to want to see someone playing the mandolin on a tight rope? Because it feels so right.
Admission is free, but donations to The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, benefitting at-risk children and families in 33 counties across the state of Kentucky, will be accepted throughout the event.
October 4, Devou Park, Covington, devougrass.com.