Department of Parks
August Concerts Will Bring a Mix of Blues, Country and Gospel to Greenbo Stage
GREENUP, Ky. – Blues, gospel, bluegrass and old time country music will heat up the stage at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park’s amphitheatre on Aug. 14-15, 2009, while the park will host a farewell concert by the popular local band TOAK on Saturday Aug. 22.
On Friday Aug. 14, the program for the Colonel Bill Williams Heritage Music Festival will feature An Evening of Blues starting at 6 p.m. Big Rock Candy Mountain, Da Mud Cats and Tracy Walker will warm up the crowd for the headline act, the Sonny Morman Group, starting at 9 p.m.
Admission is $10 per person per night ($8 for seniors and students over 12). Children 12 and under are free. There is no reserved seating; bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
Sponsored by Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, along with other private sponsors, the Heritage Music Festival promises to be a weekend of memorable musicianship. Tickets can be purchased at the amphitheater gate. The concession stand will be open for business.
On Saturday Aug. 15, the Heritage Music Talent Show will roll on from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a dinner break at 5 p.m. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Greenup Opry Time (Gospel, Country & Bluegrass) will hit the stage with performers including the Gospel Enforcers, Bobby Osborne, Tim Surrett, Joe Freeman, Larry Cordle, Don Rigsby and Joe Isaacs.
A clogging group of young adults and youths performing as Heritage Hoedowners at 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
TOAK, one of the tri-state’s premier musical groups of the 70’s, will bring their brand of classic rock and blues music in what is being billed as their final performance, to the Greenbo Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 22. Formed in the 1960’s while still in elementary school, this Cannonsburg, Ky. group has performed at various venues across the tri-state for a span of over forty years. The group consists of Dewey Frye, David Waddell, Tom Williams, and Tony Williams. Admission is $8 per person. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets with you. Concert starts at 9 p.m.
For more information, call Greenbo Lake State Resort Park 606-473-7324 or 800-325-0083.
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). Greenbo Lake features a lodge, gift shop and Anglers’ Cove Restaurant. The park’s 225 acre lake is ideal for boating and fishing. Other features include 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Greenbo Amphitheatre features music and plays during summer and fall.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 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 Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.