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Friends Of Bluegrass

062216 George Portz Dance BW.jpg
062216 George Portz-BW.jpg

ABOVE, George Portz, at LEFT, fiddles while his Friends of Bluegrass play along at the Summer Concert in the Park, held Thursday evening, June 16. RIGHT, Portz sets down the fiddle and grabs his gal, Deanna Hardgrave, for a quick dance in the sunset light. Next week, the concert will feature Threezers, formerly Geezers, on Thursday, June 23 from 6 to 8 at the pavilion at Memorial Park. Portz has a full schedule this year as well, with lots of shows around southern Illinois and Missouri and his Festus, Mo. Traditional Music Festival on September 24 and 25. For more information, go to