Like lounging math teachers and over-plucked popsicle shrubs, music festivals are synonymous with summertime. Savor hot musical treats with today's Groupon: for $34, you get a general-admission Come & Go weekend pass to Lakeville Folk & Blues Fest on Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3 (a $68.50 value, including shipping and handling).
Original Woodstock bands will take the stage at the Lakeville Folk & Blues Festival, with luscious farmland surroundings acting as a backdrop for fiddling, finger-pinking, and general sonic revelry. A Come & Go weekend ticket allows music lovers the opportunity to delight in two whole days of tunes without having to worry about the their own wet, slobbery guitar licks. On Saturday, hosted by Country Joe McDonald, Larry Moore Farm will overflow with the melodies of former Woodstock heavyweights, including Jefferson Starship, Big Brother & The Holding Company, and Tom Constanten of The Grateful Dead. Canned Heat inspires toe-snaps on Sunday, its boogie rock bolstered by the scores of local acts that come before it, including Soul Funkshun, Goldmine Pickers, and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Between musical sets and hours of intense bunny-hopping, guests can sip suds at nearby beer gardens or sustain their stomachs on the goods of local food vendors.
Although U.S. Highway 31 will no longer pass through Lakeville, Indiana, the town hopes to draw a continuous crowd with the yearly folk and blues festival. It hopes to put itself on the map as a sanctuary for good music and eclectic cartographers.