Kentucky Horse Park

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 26, 2011  
Contact Information:  Cindy Rullman, 859-259-4209,  



June 9 - 12, Kentucky Horse Park Campground




CONTACT:  AnnaMarie Cornett 859-253-0806



LEXINGTON, KY - For the 38th consecutive year, the biggest names in bluegrass will converge at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground in Lexington, KY for the oldest family-run bluegrass festival in the country, the Festival of the Bluegrass.


Started in 1974 by Bob and Jean Cornett, this event is attended by thousands and is the crown jewel of bluegrass festivals in the Bluegrass. At its heart, the mission of the Festival of the Bluegrass is to maintain the roots of Bluegrass music in Kentucky and to honor the community spirit of evenings spent on front porches throughout Appalachia. That same spirit can be found in “villages” around the campground as music spills beyond the stage to individual camp sites.


The music begins at 7:00 on Thursday, June 9 and concludes with a gospel show on the morning of Sunday, June 12. On the days in between, music begins at 1pm and runs until after midnight.


The familiar faces of The Seldom Scene and Mountain Heart will be there, joined by first timers the Dixie Bee Liners and Steep Canyon Rangers. We’re also excited to welcome back Town Mountain for their second Festival of the Bluegrass performance. Tickets for this family-friendly event run between $15 for the day to $95 for the entire weekend, with an extra $20 per ticket to camp.


Find out more at,, or by calling 859-253-0806.


Note to editors:

If you would like additional information or to sit down for an interview, please contact AnnaMarie Cornett at 859-327-0473 or for arrangements.


Full line up of bands

Steep Canyon Rangers

Town Mountain

Katie Penn & New Town

IIIrd Tyme Out

Dixie Bee-Liners

Lonesome River Band

Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers

Kentucky Blue

Seldom Scene

Mountain Heart

Nothin Fancy

JD Crowe & the New South

Dry Branch Fire Squad

Continental Divide

Driving Rain

Bluegrass Collective

Blind Corn Liquor Pickers

The Grass Stains