‘Fiddles’ schedule finalized

       The schedule was fine-tuned this week for the second annual Fiddles, Vittles & Vino Saturday, Aug. 26 at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
       A total of 1,500 tickets are available for the 9 ˝-hour event, which now includes eight bluegrass-style musical groups (one more than previously announced), plus a two-hour food/wine-tasting and other activities between noon and 9:30 p.m.
       Tickets are available through the day of the event at the ranch, off Gateway Road west of 30th Street, or online at fiddlesvittlesandvino.com. Prices are $30 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. For more information, call 578-6777.
       The additional group is the Beedles, a local duo (Tom and Carol Beedle) who will be among the unamplified musicians at the ranch's Homestead Cabin from 12:30 to 5 p.m. “We'll be sitting on stumps and benches, the way it would have been in the old days,” said Mark Gardner, a local musician/historian who is organizing the musical aspects of “Fiddles” and whose own two-member group, Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout, will play sets at the cabin as well as on the stages on either side of the Orchard House.
       The featured group will be nationally known Colorado bluegrass band Open Road at 7:30 p.m.
       Gardner & Rideout, as well as the Stanley Brothers, also played at last year's “Fiddles.”
       The food and wine samples will be available in a large tent area from 5 to 7 p.m. More than 30 area restaurants and more than 20 Colorado wineries are expected to participate. Before 5 p.m. and after 7 p.m., people can buy food from concessions or bring in picnic lunches.
       The music schedule follows.
       Main Stage (west side of Orchard House)
       12-12:45 - Stanleytones
       12:50-1:35 - Palmer Divide
       1:40-2:25 - Bertye Maddux Band
       2:30-3:15 - Coal Creek Bluegrass
       3:20-4:05 - The Mitguards
       4:10-4:55 - Palmer Divide
       5:00-5:45 - Bertye Maddux Band
       5:50-6:35 - Coal Creek Bluegrass
       6:40-7:10 - Mark Gardner & Rex Rideout
       7:30-9:30 - Open Road
       Pergola Stage (east side of Orchard House)
       12:12:45 - The Mitguards
       12:50-1:35 - Gardner & Rideout
       1:40-2:25 - Stanleytones
       2:30-3:15 - Palmer Divide
       3:20-4:05 - Bertye Maddux Band
       4:10-4:55 - Coal Creek Bluegrass
       5:00-5:45 - The Mitguards
       5:50-6:35 - Stanleytones
       6:40-7:10 - Palmer Divide
       Homestead Cabin
       12:30-2:30 - Gardner & Rideout
       2:30-3:30 - Beedles
       3:30-5 - Gardner & Rideout

Westside Pioneer/press release