Department of Parks
Red Skelton, Grandpa Jones Shows Weekend at Barren River, Jan. 17-19

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, January 08, 2014  
Contact Information:  Jamie Avery,
1-800-325-0057 or

LUCAS, Ky. – Visit Barren River Lake State Resort Park Jan. 17-19 to remember two icons and their contributions to comedy.


“Grandpa Jones,” a performance about the life of Louis Marshall Jones, better known as “Grandpa,” and his music and comedy will be Friday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m. CST. This performance by David Hurt is free to the public thanks to Kentucky Humanities Council Inc. and Kentucky Chautauqua. 


Come early for catfish and frog legs buffet for $13.99 Ask for the special room rate Friday night of $49.95 (plus tax, tip, and resort fee.) 


Saturday night will feature “Remembering a Legend – Tribute to Red Skelton” by J.B. Barnett.  This is a comedy show in tribute to the comedy of Red Skelton. Show times are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets for this show are $20 a person.


Come early and enjoy a barbecue buffet on Saturday night or on Sunday and enjoy a down- home-cooking buffet at lunch. 


The park is offering an overnight package on Saturday night for $135 plus tax, tip, and resort fee (based on two people). It includes Saturday night lodge room, Saturday night dinner, Sunday breakfast, and two tickets to the Red Skelton show.


Also available is a weekend package for $235 plus tax, tip, and resort fee (based on two people). It includes Friday and Saturday night lodge room, Friday and Saturday night dinner, Saturday and Sunday breakfast, and two tickets to the Red Skelton show. This is the package to see both performances and enjoy great food all weekend. .


Contact Jamie Avery at 1-800-325-0057 or for more information.

The park is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, on the edge of a beautiful 10,000-acre lake. The park features 51 lodge rooms, 22 cottages, and 99 campsites. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of home cooking in the Driftwood Restaurant. If you are looking for something to do during your visit, you can play on the 18-hole golf course, hike along a nature trail, visit the marina to rent a boat, check out a fishing pole or sports equipment, browse the gift shop, or just enjoy the peace of wildlife viewing and overlooking the lake.


The resort is located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take Interstate 65 to the Cumberland Parkway east, to US 31E south.




The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at