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Bluegrass Festival begins Friday

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The 21st annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival will feature a weekend of band performances and after-hours jam sessions at White Acres on Friday and Saturday.

Organizer Pamela Waldridge said the festival is a family-oriented event with a clean atmosphere.

“We always encourage everyone to bring their families, including their kids,” she said.

This year’s line-up will feature Bardstown’s own Bluegrass 101, a five-piece band known for its iconic black suits and black-and-white wingtip shoes. The band will perform on both days of the Bardstown Bluegrass Festival.

Also performing on Friday will be Kentucky’s Custom Made Bluegrass. Firebox Bluegrass Band will perform Friday and Saturday along with The Burrows Brothers.

Saturday will also see performances from Whiskey Bent Valley Boys and The New Balance.

“We’ve got a great line-up; great music,” Waldridge said.

The performances will be held under a large pavilion and will go on rain or shine. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. There will be no alcohol in the concert area.

The festival will be Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. at White Acres Campground located three miles out on Hwy. 62.

Admission to the festival is $15 for Friday and $20 for Saturday. A weekend pass for both days is $30. Children 12 and under are free with an adult. Camping on the grounds is $15 per day.

For more information, call (502) 252-9004 or (502) 507-5449 or visit www.bluegrass101.com