Department of Parks
Colonel Bill Williams Greenup Music Festival Set For Aug. 17-19 at Greenbo Lake
GREENUP, Ky. – The Colonel Bill Williams Greenup Music Festival Aug. 17-19 at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will feature three days of great music.
Friday will feature the blues, Saturday will be Bluegrass and country and Sunday will be set aside for gospel music with the Dixie Melody Boys performing. This festival is in honor of Colonel Bill Williams, an African American blues guitarist and musician who lived in Greenup County.
All performances will be held at the park’s new amphitheater near the community pool.
Others scheduled to perform Sunday include: New Vision Trio, New Time, Radiant Heart, Gospel Tide, John Darin Rowsey and Heaven Bound James Gang. The program will be Sunday.
Ticket prices for the music festival are $10 for Friday, $15 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday and $25 for the entire weekend. Children 10 and under are free. The three-day tickets can be purchased in advance at the lodge or single day tickets can be bought on the day of the event.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has a lodge, Anglers’ Cove Restaurant, gift shop, campground, marina and more than 25 miles of multi-use trails. For more information, phone 1-800-325-0063. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located just seven miles off of Highway 23, known as “The Country Music Highway.”
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 Commerce 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