Following the announcement by the premier of Québec, Mr. Francois Legault, that all cultural and sporting events including festivals which were scheduled for this summer be postponed until August 31, programming for New Richmond CountryFest will be added to the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival. CountryFest , was to take place from July 1 to 5 at Duthie Point in New Richmond, the same site where the bluegrass festival takes place.

CountryFest, will now take place at the same time as the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival, from September 2 to 6. Bluegrass shows will take place on the main stage as usual, with country music being performed in the barn prior to the beginning of the bluegrass shows, during the supper breaks and in the late evening after the bluegrass music ends. The event will also include a Canada Day celebration on Wednesday September 2.

Organisers are confident the formula will please festival goers and will attend in large numbers to celebrate a return to normalcy.

The lineup and schedule will be finalized by April 1.

For more information, visit the New Richmond Bluegrass Festival website at

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