Henderson Wins Second Top 20 Award in 2011

The Southeast Tourism Society has announced that the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival has been designated one of its Top 20 Events for August 2011.

One of the oldest on-going free Bluegrass festivals in the United States, Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival celebrates its 26th year in 2011. This year’s festival is set for August 12-13 and features names such as The Grascals, Bearfoot, The Darrell Webb Band, The HillBenders and many more.

This year the festival pays tribute to the 100th birthday of “The Father of Bluegrass,” Bill Monroe and honors Western Kentucky’s history as a center for Bluegrass music.

In addition to two days of great music, the festivals hosts several unique sporting events, a community Breakfast in the Park and an afternoon full of activities intended to educate people about our region’s rich folklife traditions.

A family friendly atmosphere, great food, concessions, inflatable amusements and a beautiful riverfront setting make the festival a destination for all ages.

Top 20 Events are announced quarterly and are featured in print media, web, television and radio in the U.S. and Canada. Top 20 Events can also be found on the web sites of the Southeast Tourism Society at www.southeasttourism.org and www.escapetothesouthwest.com.

For details on Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival, visit www.bluegrassinthepark.org or call toll free 1-800-648-3128.