Department of Parks
Colonel Bill Williams Heritage Music Festival Aug. 19-21 at Greenbo Lake
GREENUP, Ky. – Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will host the Colonel Bill Williams Heritage Music Festival Aug. 19-21.
This music festival starts Friday with the blues at 6 p.m. and then moves to country/bluegrass/rock on Saturday at 6 p.m. – both at the amphitheatre. Gospel music will be Sunday from 1–4 p.m. in the lobby at the lodge.
Tickets for each evening are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for students and preschoolers are free. Tickets are not needed for Sunday music at the lodge or Saturday afternoon 1-4 p.m. when local musicians play at the campground shelter and the lodge lobby.
Dinner available and priced separately: fish fry on Friday at the amphitheatre; seafood night at the lodge on Saturday and the usual awesome Sunday dinner at the lodge. There will be a great line up of musicians so come on out and have fun in Greenup County! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Colonel Bill Williams was an African American guitarist from Greenup who made a significant impact on blues music history. This festival honors his memory, his family and his music.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is on KY 1, 18 miles north of I-64 from the Grayson exit or 8 miles south of U.S. 23, the Country Music Highway on KY 1. Greenbo Lake features the Jesse Stuart Lodge with 36 rooms, convention center and Anglers’ Cove Restaurant. The park has a 225-acre lake for boating and fishing, tennis courts, 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The campground is open April 1 through Oct. 31. Greenbo amphitheatre features musical concerts and plays during the summer and fall.