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Blazin' Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off September 17th

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James KingWhitley City, KY -- The Blazin' Bluegrass Festival kicks of on Monday Sept 17th with early free events and Local Attraction events leading up to the Bluegrass Fest starting on Thursday September 20th. Early events include Camping, Camp Fire Jams Corn Hole Competitions and Pot Luck Dinners. Local Attractions are offering discounted Fun Adventures like the Big South Fork Scenic Train Ride, White Water Rafting Trips, Canoe Trips, Wagon Rides and Horse Back Riding. Plenty to do all week long for everyone.

Bluegrass artists performing throughout the festival include Lonesome River Band, The James King Band, Shadow Ridge, Barbwire, Mountain Connection, Standing Stone, Paint Creek, Colonel Strings, Kentucky Mountain Trio, Tidalwave Road, The Ward Family, Kathy Joy Daugherty, Locust Ridge, The Daltons, Mavis Hughes, and Dean Osborne.

Thursday Night Kicks off with some great Bluegrass Music to include the Male Inspirational Vocalist of the Year (The James King Band). Friday is Gospel Night and Saturday is Headlined by the Lonesome River Band.

Saturday will also include a Veterans Ceremony, a Benefit Bike Ride for the Wounded Solders of Kentucky, Music Workshops, the Blazin' Bluegrass Champions Corn Hole Tournament, Free ATV Ride and Kids activities. There will be banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and songwriting workshops presented on Saturday - open to everyone - free of charge. Participants in instrument workshops will get a chance to play on stage as a group.

Rough Camping sites are still available on site and generator use is permitted. Fill station and Dump Station available each morning. There are also full hook up sites at multiple camp grounds all with in 10 miles of the park. Local Hotels and Special Lodging places are also offering discounted rates to those attending the Festival.
Door Prizes will be drawn for everyone who fills out our Festival Survey.
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