Bluegrass in the Park & Folklife Festival, Aug. 11–13

More than just a Bluegrass Festival – that was the goal of this year’s festival committee, to bring back the classic free bluegrass entertainment, but with a twist! Starting Thursday night, August 11, Bluegrass in the Park will kickoff with live mariachi music by Mariachi Los Alegres and food and drinks, sponsored by Cancun Mexican Restaurant.
“Bluegrass & Folklife Festival has always been about the expression of music and heritage,” Laura Peck of the festival committee says, “We are excited to bring back Thursday night festivities while also giving the community a new way to celebrate.” Thursday night’s activities are scheduled from 6:00pm-11:00pm, all performances take place in Audubon Mill Park on Water Street.
Check out the rest of the Festival Activities, such as street pole vaulting, disc golf tournament, kids activities, breakfast in the park, and more family-fun below!

Listen to our Bluegrass in the Park Spotify Playlist!

Friday, August 12

Live Bluegrass Music: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fox on the Run 5K: 7:00 pm

Registration starts at 6:00 pm, $25, Race starts at 7:00 pm

Jammin’ & Jumpin’ Street Pole Vault Pro-Elite Competition: 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 13

Breakfast in the Park: 7:00 am – 9:00 am

All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee & orange juice, $8 for adults, $5 for children

Flippin’ & Flyin’ Disc Golf tournament: 10:00 am

Registration from 8:00am-9:00am, Tournament starts at 10:00 am

Jammin’ & Jumpin’ Youth/Junior High Competition: 9:00 am
Folklife Festival: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Harmonica Workshop: Noon
Jammin’ & Jumpin’ High School/College Competition: Noon
Minnie Black Gourd Band: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instruments crafted and inspired by Minnie Black

Jammin’ & Jumpin’ High Masters Competition: 7:00 pm

Live Music Lineup

Thursday August 11

Mariachi Los Alegres, 6-10:00 pm

Friday August 12

Kings Highway, 4:00 pm
Nashville Hayriders, 5:00 pm
Billy Strings, 6:00 pm
Kings Highway, 7:00 pm
Nashville Hayriders, 8:00 pm
Billy Strings, 9-9:50 pm

Saturday August 13

Keith Vincent, 7-9:00 am
Shade Tree Players, 10-11:30 am
Rosine Diner’s Club, Noon
King’s Highway, 1:00 pm
David Peterson, 2:00 pm
Glade city Rounders, 3:00 pm
Karl Shiflett, 4:00 pm
Rosine Diner’s Club: 5:00 pm
Kings Highway, 6:00 pm
David Peterson, 7:00 pm
Glade City Rounders, 8:00 pm
Karl Shiflett, 9-9:50 pm

The Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival has been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Council and a Top 10 Event by the Kentucky Tourism Industry Association. The event has been featured in several local and regional publications, including Southern Living, Kentucky Monthly, Kentucky Living, Midwest Living and others.