The Festival of the Bluegrass

The Festival of the Bluegrass

Surprisingly enough, the longest-running bluegrass festival in Kentucky hadn’t been started by a professional bluegrass band or even an organization. In June 1974, Bob and Jean Cornett, a bluegrass-loving couple who liked to listen to J.D. Crowe perform at the Martins, a North Lexington joint, decided to start their own festival by renting space from the park across Bob Cornett’s workplace. It would be a festival that had everything they liked – mainly, great campgrounds, great camaraderie among listeners, and equally great bluegrass music – and nothing of what they disliked such as overflowing trash and ill-kept toilets. READ MORE »


Camping Cabins Etiquette for a Wonderful Bluegrass Experience

August 20, 2010 camping

You don’t have to suffer the usual bad luck of first-timers if you’ve yet to experience a bluegrass festival. The prospect of going camping and attending a multi-day festival may feel daunting but it doesn’t have to be so if you consider the tips below. Make Early Reservations Most parks offer a portion of their […]

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