The Bluewater Folk Society is gearing up for Thumbfest 2013 marking year 12 for the free all-day music festival for the entire family with 11 music stages spread throughout downtown Lexington. According to Mike Mercantante of Bluewater Folk Society, Thumbfest spotlights acoustic music from traditions as diverse as New Orleans brass to Celtic, PanWorld to blues, Eastern European to Americana. There are multiple stages, workshops, jam sites, dance hall, song circles, children’s stage area, crafts and a Hootenanny at the end of the night. Be sure to bring your instrument, lawn chairs AND your singing voice so you can participate in the events. Fifty-one musical acts will fill the stages from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 31st. Thumbfest is made possible by donations on the day of the event, fundraisers throughout the year, sponsorship by local businesses, and the arts community. This event is put on entirely by volunteers.