Department of Parks
Colonel Bill Williams Music Festival Aug. 17-18 at Greenbo Lake
GREENUP, Ky. – Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will host the Colonel Bill Williams Heritage Music Festival Aug. 17-18.
The festivals kicks off Friday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. with a “sneak peak” of material compiled for a documentary about Williams, 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. Tickets for the preview and dinner are $40 per person. Music will be provided by guitarist Chris Kitchen. For reservations, call the Greenup County Extension Arts Council at 606-836-0201.
On Saturday, Aug. 18, from 2-4 p.m., a blues jam at the campground will feature Tim Preston and friends. An evening of entertainment at the park’s amphitheater will feature the following: at 5 p.m., presentation of Cultural Heritage Award; at 5:30 p.m., Chris Kitchen; 6 p.m., Greenup Cameo Blues; 7 p.m. Ned Evett; 8 p.m., Outliners; and at 9 p.m., Teeny Tucker.
Admission at the gate is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; $5 for students; preschoolers are free. Concessions will be available.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is on KY 1, 18 miles north of Interstate 64 from the Grayson exit, or 8 miles south of U.S. 23, the Country Music Highway, on KY 1. The park 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, and 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The campground is open April 1 through Oct. 31. Greenbo’s amphitheater features musical concerts and plays during the summer and fall.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 50 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 http://www.parks.ky.gov