Crowds come out for Kinstock

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Good crowds were on hand for this year’s Dresden Kinstock, say organizers of the two-day music festival.

Held at Kinsmen Park, the event featured such acts at Andrew Hyatt, The Reklaws, Kansas Stone, Kelsi Mayne, Jacklyn Wills, Dirt Country, Runaway Angel, Julia Haggarty, and The Chasers.


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Darren Wills, Kinstock chair, was pleased the weather held out Friday and Saturday, and estimated the total crowd would be over 1,500.

“We grew a little bit over last year,” he said, noting there had been good support from locals as well as area businesses.

“Every year we get more and more sponsors coming on board. And we’ve grown in vendors, which is good.”

While Kinstock brings in out-of-town bands, it also provides exposure to local acts.

Wills said the goal was to raise $10,000 through this year’s event for Kinsmen initiatives.

He added that word of month has been spreading over the years, with more campers taking part.

“Online on social media, a lot more out-of-town people are finding out about it,” he said. “Which is good, that helps it grow.”

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