Department of Parks
Heritage Musicians Take Over Greenbo Amphitheatre on Aug. 15-16
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. 15-16, 2008.
On Friday Aug. 15, the program for the Colonel Bill Williams Heritage Music Festival will feature An Evening of Blues starting at 6 p.m. Larry Whitt, the Blues Cruisers and da Mud Cats will warm up the crowd for the headline act, Teeny Tucker, starting at 8:30 p.m.
Admission is $8 per person ($5 for seniors). Children under 12 are free. There is no reserved seating; bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
On Saturday Aug. 16, the Heritage Music Jubilee will roll on from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., with a two hour dinner break from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Afternoon performers will include Sasha Collette and Gospel Tide, while evening performances will feature the Gospel Enforcers and Ken Mellons with the America’s Bluegrass Band.
On Saturday admission is $10 per person ($5 for seniors). Children under 12 are still free.
Sponsored by Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Department of Travel, the Greenup County Growing with the Arts Advisory Council 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.
For more information, call Greenbo Lake State Resort Park at 606-473-7324.
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 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.