First CBGB Festival Twangs Chicago

Sixteen bands, two stages and more than 50 artists and vendors -- are supposed to able to have this much fun indoors?

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Everyone was a having a honky tonkin', hootin' and hollerin' good time at the Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival.
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The first annual event was held Saturday at the Congress Theater.
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Although it was an indoor facility, the festival simulated an outdoor experience, with vendors set up selling their wares.
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The crowd went wild for the David Grisman Quintet.
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Told ya!
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In all, sixteen bands performed on two stages.
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Marching band "Environmental Encroachment" spontaneously played throughout the theater whenever they found a moment.
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Or a willing crowd!
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The Avett Brothers closed out the show.
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As you can tell, this was a high-energy performance.
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What do you want me to do with that?
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Ya, that works!
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Fun with socks!
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CBGB has been associated with punk rock over the years, but even the New York bar was named for Country, Blue Grass and Blues.
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Why are they clapping? CBGB will be back next year!
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