Auburn Hills promises another pickin’ good jamboree at its 16th annual Parade of Stars Bluegrass Festival. This all-day celebration takes place Saturday, Sept. 8, 12:00 noon– 7:30 pm, on the lawn of the Community Center, 1827 N. Squirrel Road. There is a $5 entry fee per adult; students & children are free. Four nationally acclaimed bluegrass bands headline: Lou Reid and Carolina, The Skip Cherryholmes Quintet, Cats and the Fiddler and returning host band, The Special Consensus. David Blakney of radio station CJAM in Windsor, Ontario, is the returning emcee of the event. Cats and the Fiddler will open the festival by singing Oh Canada and the National Anthem. Band merchandise will be sold at the event and audience members will have the opportunity to “meet and greet” the bands before and after they perform. The event takes place rain or shine. Lawn chairs are recommended and coolers are allowed. No alcohol is permitted. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Longhorn Steakhouse. Throughout the day, shuttle buses will be transporting guests to and from the parking lot of GKN Driveline, 3300 University Drive, where free parking is available adjacent to the festival site. For more information, visit www.auburnhills.org or contact Auburn Hills Parks and Recreation Department at 248.370.9353.