Department of Parks
18th Annual Kenlake Hot August Blues Set For Aug. 24-25
HARDIN, Ky. – It’s time once again for the 18th Annual Kenlake Hot August Blues Festival on Aug. 24-25 at Kenlake State Resort Park.
The festival will host 12 bands starting Friday night at at Kenlake’s amphitheatre, overlooking beautiful Kentucky Lake, with gates opening at On Saturday, Aug. 25, the gate opens at with performances beginning at
Headlining the festival this year are Clarence Dobbins on Friday night and The Reba Russell Band on Saturday.
Tickets can be bought in advance at the Kenlake lodge, Roof Brothers Wine and Spirits in Paducah, and the Big Apple in Murray. Tickets can also be purchased at the gate and are $10 for Friday and $15 for Saturday. You can purchase combo tickets for $22.
Mike Griffin, voted favorite blues act for Kenlake’s Hot August Blues, will be back again this year. Mike has been coming to the Blues Festival since its beginning 18 years ago.
For more information call Kenlake State Park at 1-800-325-0143. The show will be held rain or shine. No glass bottles please. Come on out and join us for great music and fun in the sun! Boaters are welcome. Information is also available at www.hotaugustbluesfestival.com
The resort is 40 miles southeast of Paducah. If you are traveling east on I-24, exit to the Purchase Parkway, then exit on US 68 east. If you are traveling west on I-24, take the Cadiz exit to US 68/KY 80 west.
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