Department of Parks
Blues Night to Kick Off Music Festival At Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
GREENUP, Ky. -- A night of blues will kick off the Colonel Bill Williams Greenup Music Heritage Festival on Friday, Aug. 17, bringing some of the nation's best artists together at the amphitheater at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.
Starting off the evening will be the blues/jazz quartet KY B3 4 from to , with Greg Schaber taking the stage at for an hour-long performance. Soloist Schaber is a Delta/Piedmont guitarist and vocalist.
Award-winning musician Rory Block will take the stage from to , offering up her style of acoustic Delta blues. Rounding out the evening, from to , will be the Straightway Ministries Choir, featuring Block, who recently won the Acoustic Blues Album of the Year from the Blues Foundation for the fifth time.
The festival will continue throughout the weekend with country and Bluegrass music on Saturday, Aug. 18, and inspirational music on Sunday, Aug 19.
The event will also include a fiddling contest on Saturday. The contest will have categories for juniors (up to age 12), seniors (55 and older) and open (all ages), with cash awards for first, second and third in each category. There is a $10 registration fee for contestants.
Ticket prices are $10 for Friday, $15 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday and $25 for the entire weekend. Children 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at the lodge or the day of the event.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has a lodge, Anglers’ Cove Restaurant, gift shop, campground and hiking 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