Thirty years. Over 250 bands. One riverfront location. One of the first festivals of its kind in Henderson, Kentucky, Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival celebrates the area’s western Kentucky music heritage with two days of live music on the riverfront. This year, the event is scheduled for Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8 in Audubon Mill Park.

“We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of volunteers who put their heads together each year to find the right music, encourage community partnerships and create a well-rounded, family-friendly event,” said Bluegrass committee member Jessica Mitchell.

This year, the event has expanded its folklife activities for two additional hours in the late afternoon, and the Audubon Flyers Disc Golf Club has prepared a new disc golf mini course at the riverfront for all ages.

2015 Schedule of Events

Friday, August 7, 2015:

5:00pm – King’s Highway
6:00pm – Registration for Fox on the Run 5k
7:00pm – Fox on the Run 5k
7:00pm – Jammin’ & Jumpin’ Street Vault
6:00pm – Paul Bryant & Kentucky Border
7:45pm – Volume Five
9:30pm – Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

Saturday, August 8, 2015:

7:00am to 10:00am – Breakfast in the Park
7:00am – Keith Vincent
8:00am – Disc Golf Tourney Atkinson Park
9:00am – Jammin’ & Jumpin’ Street Vault
10:00am – 4:00pm – Folklife Festival events
10:00am – The Shade Tree Players
11:00am – Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers
12:45pm – Breaking Grass
2:30pm – Barbwire
4:00pm – Disc Golf Mini Course on the Riverfront
4:15pm – King’s Highway
6:00pm – Adkins & Loudermilk
7:00pm – Pro Elite Jammin’ & Jumpin’ Street Vault
7:45pm – Flatt Lonesome
9:30pm – Town Mountain

Admission to all events at Audubon Mill Park are free thanks to sponsors, advertisers and volunteers.

“Our volunteers and community sponsors are essential to our success. We’re thankful to see continued support from sponsors and new faces each year volunteering to keep the festival free,” Mitchell said.

If you wish to volunteer for the event, there are several two-hour time slots available. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Johnnie Perkins at johnnie.perkins96@yahoo.com

This year the event was named a “Top Summer Event” by Kentucky Tourism Industry Association and “Top 20 Summertime Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society.

“Our festival is a top pick because we have it all – great location, great atmosphere, great fans, great activities, great food, great fun, and of course, great music. But best of all we have a great price. It’s free. You just can’t beat that combination,” said Festival Chairman, Ken Christopher.

For more information call (270) 826-3128 or visit www.bluegrassinthepark.org