Princeton Traditional Music Festival keeps growing

Old-time country and traditional music will fill Riverside Centre in Princeton on Saturday with the annual music festival

Old-time country and traditional music will fill Riverside Centre in Princeton on Saturday with the annual music festival.

“It is a wide range of music from country to blues music,” said Mel Berg, president of the Princeton Country Music Association and one of the festival organizers.

The event has been around for four years and the festival will be inviting Allen the troubadour, Jim Berg, Alan K Parsons, Nora Whelton, Allen by Road Band and the Back Door Blues Band to the stage.

“The Princeton Traditional Music Festival is in the enviable position of having more musicians who have applied to come and perform than we have space for,” said organizers. “Considering that we don’t pay performers, that is pretty amazing.”

The Princeton Country Music Association all donate their time for the festival and are hoping to establish a music scholarship with the $10 ticket fee.

Music starts at 2 p.m. on May 25.

“We are trying to organize enough money in our kitty to try and help organize a scholarship to help young kids with their music. We are working towards that and that is why the musicians donate their time,” said Berg. “We are still in the exploration phase of that and would like to have an ongoing thing from year-to-year.”