Department of Parks
Kenlake State Resort Park To Host Hot August Blues, Aug. 22-23
AURORA, Ky. – The Hot August Blues Festival at Kenlake State Resort Park is celebrating its 25th anniversary Aug. 22-23.
The festival is held at the park’s amphitheater on the shore of Kentucky Lake. The show opens Friday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. with Noah’s Back Alley Blues. The program on Saturday, Aug. 23, starts at 2 p.m. with Nightfish.
Advance tickets are $15 for Friday and $20 for Saturday. Two-day advance tickets are $30 a person. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets at the gate are $20 for Friday, $25 for Saturday and $40 for both days. Advance tickets may be purchased online or at these locations: Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits in Paducah; Kaylee’s Farmhouse Restaurant in Aurora, the UPS Store in Murray and at Kenlake State Resort Park (cash only).
More ticket and schedule information is available at www.hotaugustbluesfestival.com. The festival is held rain or shine, and guests may bring chairs and coolers (no glass). A shuttle service from the park lodge and campground will also be available.
As a warm-up for the festival, Kenlake will host its “Neighborhood Night Free Concert” Aug. 21 from 5-9:30 p.m. Two bands are scheduled to play, the Andy Gibson Trio from 5-7 p.m.; and Adam and the H-Bombs from 7-9:30 p.m. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs for an evening of blues music on the front lawn. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted for the Marshall County Exceptional Center.
The park restaurant will be open 5-9 p.m., and special lodging rates for Thursday night starting at $54.95 for a lodge room are available.
Kenlake State Resort Park is located minutes away from the Land between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre nature lover's paradise and environmental education area. Kenlake offers lodging, cottages, campground and restaurant. For more information about the park, call 1-800-325-0143.
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 http://www.parks.ky.gov