When: Fri., Aug. 5, 10-12 a.m., Sat., Aug. 6, 10-12 a.m. and Sun., Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 2016
The harmonic brings to mind classic scenes of old Westerns: tumbleweeds rolling across dirt roads, wild horses galloping through hills, cowboys sauntering into saloons. The "pocket harp" is an Old West icon, but it's alive and well in the Valley County hamlet of Yellow Pine, when the Yellow Pine Music and Harmonica Festival transforms the town into "the harmonica capital of the western world."
The festival, which is in its 27th year, includes three days of workshops (not only on harmonica but in songwriting, looping and more), food and craft vendors, children's concerts and performances by renowned players and bands, like a night under the stars with Willie and the Singlewides. Join in the Friday and Saturday morning parades, followed by jam sessions where all players are welcome.