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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Bluegrass Festival brings musical origins and flavor to Temecula Valley


Last updated 3/28/2018 at 1:49pm

Kim Harris

A member of the drought Tolerant Bluegrass Band picks the Banjo at the Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival held at Tucalota Creek Ranch in Temecula Valley Wine Country Friday, March 23.

Thousands of people converged at Tucalota Creek Ranch in Temecula Valley Wine Country for the Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival last weekend.

Kim Harris

Singer Songwriter Maddie Leigh performs the Dolly Parton classic "Coat of Many Colors," on the Gazebo Stage at the Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival Sunday, March 25. Named Female Entertainer of the Year at the West Coast Country Music Association Music Awards in 2016, Leigh is scheduled to open for Tucker Beathard and Jason Aldean at the Oregon Jamboree Festival in August.

The three-day event, held March 23-25, brought together a variety of acts and music lovers from throughout the southwestern portion of the United States for a fun weekend of music, food and camaraderie, all to raise funds for the Moyer Entertainment Group's music education programs.

"Temecula Valley is unique in that its music community bands together to support, encourage and share its resources with one another on all levels," Moyer Entertainment Group founder Tim Moyer said. "MEG raises funds that go directly to local school music programs as well as personal scholarships for gifted hardworking music students in need through music events including the Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival, Temecula Valley Music Awards and more."

Two stages presented a round-robin style event featuring nearly three dozen artists who entertained the crowd with their unique musical stylings. Workshops were also held throughout the weekend.

For more information on the Temecula Valley Bluegrass Festival and Moyer Entertainment Group, visit or

Kim Harris can be reached by sending an email to [email protected]


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