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Long Island Bluegrass Festival

John Chainey, 62, plays his mandolin during a

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) Photo Credit: Kathleen Fordyce

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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Dennis McGrath, 59, of Mineola, brings his guitar
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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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