Street Vault at Bluegrass in the Park

Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner Spectators watch as Mary Saxer clears the bar during the Jammin' & Jumping' Street Vault competition in Henderson, Ky. Saturday night, August 8, 2015.


Friday Night at Bluegrass in the Park

Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner Colby Laney, from Volume Five, tunes a dobro as he hangs out in the hospitality tent at the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky Friday evening, August 7, 2015.


Friday Night at Bluegrass in the Park

Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, from left, JR Finnigan, Leroy Jones, and Mason Dixon play the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky Friday night, August 7, 2015.


Friday Night at Bluegrass in the Park

Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner JR McFinnigan pours out sweet sounds from his fiddle as he and the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys headline Friday night's Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival August 7, 2015.


Friday Night at Bluegrass in the Park

Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner Kings Highway's J.J. Johnston (left) Zeb Hargis (center) and Mark Hargis kick off the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. Friday evening, August 7, 2015.


Friday Night at Bluegrass in the Park

Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner The Whiskey Bent Valley Boys round out the Friday night lineup at the Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival Friday night, August 7, 2015.


Folklife at Bluegrass

KEVIN SWANK / Special to The Gleaner “Can you find the queen bee?” Hal Lowrance was asking visitors to their display during The Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Lowrance actually put a yellow dot on the queen so it would be easier to see in the display which featured local honey and other items from DEBee’s Lazy H Ranch in Robards, Ky. “It took me a while to find and mark her on Friday night,” Hal said. “This is the first time I have marked a queen, but it actually helps with keeping track of the queen’s age and other factors since the queen sustains the hive.”


Folklife at Bluegrass

KEVIN SWANK / Special to The Gleaner Mike Laramie from Wentzville, Missouri (center) tries a draw knife as he learned about green woodworking during The Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Laramie said they were in town visiting family in Robards, Ky. and came for the event. As for using the draw knife he said, “it was easy, quick.” The Folklife Festival is associated with Bluegrass in the Park Festival which took place in Audubon Mill Park in downtown Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015.


Folklife at Bluegrass

KEVIN SWANK / Special to The Gleaner Janet Burke from Henderson, Ky. was working on a hooked rug during The Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Burke also brought quilts to display during the Folklife Festival which is associated with Bluegrass in the Park Festival which took place in Audubon Mill Park in downtown Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. The event featured children’s traditional games, musical demonstrations woodworking, origami, basket weaving, quilt making, knitting, crocheting, rug making, etc.


Folklife at Bluegrass

KEVIN SWANK / Special to The Gleaner Steve Hale from Evansville, Ind. demonstrates the Jaw Harp during The Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Hale is a member of the Shade Tree Players which have been playing Bluegrass at the festival for at least 10 years. The Folklife Festival is associated with Bluegrass in the Park Festival which took place in Audubon Mill Park in downtown Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. The event featured children’s traditional games, musical demonstrations woodworking, origami, basket weaving, quilt making, knitting, crocheting


Folklife at Bluegrass

KEVIN SWANK / Special to The Gleaner Peter Chevalier (center) from Henderson, Ky. demonstrates how to split wood during a green Woodworking demonstration during The Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Chevalier said he has been coming to the festival since 2006 showing how he builds things such as chairs and footstools with no power tools. The Folklife Festival is associated with Bluegrass in the Park Festival which took place in Audubon Mill Park in downtown Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015.


Folklife at Bluegrass

KEVIN SWANK / Special to The Gleaner Danny Morgan, 3, looks out from between his mother, Wendy Morgan’s arms at the Origami he and his mother had just folded with the help of volunteer Jamie Born (right) during The Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. All three are from Evansville, Ind. Wendy Morgan said she and her husband have been coming to the event for seven years, but this is the first time they brought Danny. The Folklife Festival is associated with Bluegrass in the Park Festival which took place in Audubon Mill Park in downtown Henderson, Ky. on Saturday,


Folklife at Bluegrass

KEVIN SWANK / Special to The Gleaner Ashlyn Laramie, 7 (left) tries to catch a wooden hoop as her aunt, Sarah Laramie (right) is ready if Ashlyn misses as she played “Graces” during The Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Sarah Laramie is from Robards, Ky. and Ashlyn is from Wentzville, Missouri. Graces is an early American game that was popular for young ladies as they tried to toss and catch a wooden ring teaching them graceful movements. The Folklife Festival is associated with Bluegrass in the Park Festival which took place in Audubon Mill Park in downtown


Folklife at Bluegrass

KEVIN SWANK / Special to The Gleaner Jeri Moening from Dawson Springs, Ky. hangs some of the string puppets she makes and was offering for sale during The Folklife Festival in Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Moening, who sells the puppets along with her husband Dan Moening, said that she has been making the fabric puppets for 27 years. The Folklife Festival is associated with Bluegrass in the Park Festival which took place in Audubon Mill Park in downtown Henderson, Ky. on Saturday, August 8, 2015. The event featured children’s traditional games, musical demonstrations woodworking,


Award-winning Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival Celebrates 30 Years in 2015



Festival scheduled for August 7-8, 2015 on the Henderson riverfront. The Henderson County Tourist Commission encourages visitors to check out this family-friendly event.

Henderson, KY (PRWEB) August 01, 2015

Thirty years. Over 250 bands. One riverfront location. One of the first festivals of its kind in Henderson, Kentucky, Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival celebrates the area's western Kentucky music heritage with two days of live music on the riverfront. This year, the event is scheduled for Friday August 7 and Saturday August 8 in Audubon Mill Park.

"We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of volunteers who put their heads together each year to find the right music, encourage community partnerships and create a well-rounded, family-friendly event," said Bluegrass committee member Jessica Mitchell.

This year, the event has expanded its folklife activities for two additional hours in the late afternoon, and the Audubon Flyers Disc Golf Club has prepared a new disc golf mini course at the riverfront for all ages.

2015 Schedule of Events

Friday, August 7, 2015:

5:00pm - King's Highway
6:00pm - Registration for Fox on the Run 5k
7:00pm - Fox on the Run 5k
7:00pm - Jammin' & Jumpin' Street Vault
6:00pm - Paul Bryant & Kentucky Border
7:45pm - Volume Five
9:30pm - Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

Saturday, August 8, 2015:

7:00am to 10:00am - Breakfast in the Park
7:00am - Keith Vincent
8:00am - Disc Golf Tourney Atkinson Park
9:00am - Jammin' & Jumpin' Street Vault
10:00am - 4:00pm – Folklife Festival events
10:00am - The Shade Tree Players
11:00am - Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers
12:45pm - Breaking Grass
2:30pm – Barbwire
4:00pm - Disc Golf Mini Course on the Riverfront
4:15pm - King's Highway
6:00pm - Adkins & Loudermilk
7:00pm - Pro Elite Jammin' & Jumpin' Street Vault
7:45pm - Flatt Lonesome
9:30pm - Town Mountain

Admission to all events at Audubon Mill Park are free thanks to sponsors, advertisers and volunteers.

"Our volunteers and community sponsors are essential to our success. We're thankful to see continued support from sponsors and new faces each year volunteering to keep the festival free," Mitchell said.

If you wish to volunteer for the event, there are several two-hour time slots available. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Johnnie Perkins at johnnie.perkins96(at)yahoo(dot)com

This year the event was named a "Top Summer Event" by Kentucky Tourism Industry Association and "Top 20 Summertime Event" by the Southeast Tourism Society.

"Our festival is a top pick because we have it all – great location, great atmosphere, great fans, great activities, great food, great fun, and of course, great music. But best of all we have a great price. It's free. You just can't beat that combination," said Festival Chairman, Ken Christopher.

For more information call (270) 826-3128 or visit http://www.bluegrassinthepark.org

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12880257.htm



Bluegrass/Folklife festival set for Aug. 7-8 in Henderson

HENDERSON, Ky. (8/2/15) — Thirty years, over 250 bands, one riverfront location, one of the first festivals of its kind in Henderson.

Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival celebrates the area's western Kentucky music heritage with two days of live music on the riverfront. This year, the event is scheduled for Friday Aug. 7 and Saturday Aug. 8 in Audubon Mill Park.

"We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of volunteers who put their heads together each year to find the right music, encourage community partnerships and create a well-rounded, family-friendly event," said Bluegrass committee member Jessica Mitchell.

This year, the event has expanded its folklife activities for two additional hours in the late afternoon, and the Audubon Flyers Disc Golf Club has prepared a new disc golf mini course at the riverfront for all ages.
2015 Schedule of Events

Friday, Aug. 7, 2015:

5 p.m. - King's Highway
6 p.m. - Registration for Fox on the Run 5k
7 p.m. - Fox on the Run 5k
7 p.m. - Jammin' & Jumpin' Street Vault
6 p.m. - Paul Bryant & Kentucky Border
7:45 p.m. - Volume Five
9:30 p.m. - Whiskey Bent Valley Boys

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015:

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Breakfast in the Park
7 a.m. - Keith Vincent
8 a.m. - Disc Golf Tourney Atkinson Park
9 a.m. - Jammin' & Jumpin' Street Vault
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. – Folklife Festival events
10 a.m. - The Shade Tree Players
11 a.m. - Ma Crow & the Lady Slippers
12:45 p.m. - Breaking Grass
2:30 p.m. – Barbwire
4 p.m. - Disc Golf Mini Course on the Riverfront
4:15 p.m. - King's Highway
6 p.m. - Adkins & Loudermilk
7 p.m. - Pro Elite Jammin' & Jumpin' Street Vault
7:45 p.m. - Flatt Lonesome
9:30 p.m. - Town Mountain

Admission to all events at Audubon Mill Park are free thanks to sponsors, advertisers and volunteers.

"Our volunteers and community sponsors are essential to our success. We're thankful to see continued support from sponsors and new faces each year volunteering to keep the festival free," Mitchell said.

If you wish to volunteer for the event, there are several two-hour time slots available. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Johnnie Perkins at johnnie.perkins96@yahoo.com

This year the event was named a "Top Summer Event" by Kentucky Tourism Industry Association and "Top 20 Summertime Event" by the Southeast Tourism Society.

"Our festival is a top pick because we have it all – great location, great atmosphere, great fans, great activities, great food, great fun, and of course, great music. But best of all we have a great price. It's free. You just can't beat that combination," said Festival Chairman, Ken Christopher.

For more information call (270) 826-3128 or visit www.bluegrassinthepark.org

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