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John Chainey, 62, plays his mandolin during a (Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

John Chainey, 62, plays his mandolin during a jam session at the Long Island Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. He is a member of a local band called Meadow Grass. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Long Island Bluegrass Festival

Babylon's annual music festival dedicated to the bluegrass genre was held Saturday at Tanner Park in Copiague.

Free Grass Union performs on stage at the
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

Free Grass Union performs on stage at the Long Island Bluegrass Festival held Saturday at Tanner Park in Copiague. (Aug. 18, 2012)

People gather at Tanner Park in Copiague after
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

People gather at Tanner Park in Copiague after a rainy Saturday morning. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Members of the band Meadow Grass and other
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

Members of the band Meadow Grass and other musicians hold an impromptu jam session at the Long Island Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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Dennis McGrath, 59, of Mineola, brings his guitar
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

Dennis McGrath, 59, of Mineola, brings his guitar to the Long Island Bluegrass Festival to play along with bands performing on stage. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Terri Hall, of Bellport, sing and play along
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

Terri Hall, of Bellport, sing and play along with John Chainey, mandolin player for Meadow Grass, during a jam session at the Long Island Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. (Aug. 18, 2012)

While bands perform on stage at the Long
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

While bands perform on stage at the Long Island Bluegrass Festival, both experienced and novice musicians hold a jam session nearby. (Aug. 18, 2012)

John Chainey, 62, plays his mandolin during a
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

John Chainey, 62, plays his mandolin during a jam session at the Long Island Bluegrass Festival on Saturday. He is a member of a local band called Meadow Grass. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Julianna Dernbach, 6, of Long Beach, rests on
(Credit: Kathleen Fordyce )

Julianna Dernbach, 6, of Long Beach, rests on the grass during the Long Island Bluegrass Festival held Saturday at Tanner Park in Copiague. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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