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The Bluegrass

Bluegrass music has been a part of Kentucky’s heritage & history since the early 1900’s . The “Bluegrass, Beer, & BBQ” Fest in Grand Rivers, Kentucky will be centered around celebrating that great sound! Some of the best Bluegrass bands in Kentucky are coming together for this one-day event to “make music”.  Come enjoy these great musical artist, Kentucky crafted beer, the best BBQ, and Arts & Crafts vendors the region has to offer!

Featured Bands

Kentucky Shine 11 AM

From Owensboro, Kentucky “Kentucky Shine” is one of the finest sounds in Bluegrass music.

A mix of hard driving originals and covers, Kentucky Shine will kick-off the Bluegrass, Beer, & BBQ Fest!

King’s Highway 2 PM

Keeping to the traditional side of bluegrass music for over 10 years. Inspired by Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Red Allen and more, “King’s Highway” will perform the rich sounds that Bluegrass music has been known for this it’s Kentucky roots were set. 

Fiddler – Ian Bastida  4PM

From Celtic to Country & Bluegrass, Ian Bastida is one of the area’s best fiddle players. This Western Kentucky native will delight and amaze you with the sounds he can make with his fiddle.

The Gaslight Boys 5 PM

Ranging from a wide array of traditional and nontraditional influences. “The Gaslight Boys”, is a 4 piece Roots/String Band from Owensboro, Kentucky. The Gaslight Boys will be taking the stage at 5 PM to keep the Bluegrass sounds going into the evening.

The Wheelhouse Rousters 6:30 PM

The Wheelhouse Rousters draw not only their moniker and musical style from the river and it’s industry, but their ebb and flow of energy. Focusing on long forgotten songs gathered by Mary Wheeler of Paducah, KY, the Rousters give a new twist to old tones

The Brews

With our long history of bourbon distilling, it’s only fitting that the Bluegrass State has joined the craft beer movement, too. Kentucky is home to several craft breweries, many of which are experimenting with bourbon, fruits and other homegrown ingredients to create beers with uniquely Kentucky flavor. Come enjoy these great Bluegrass music, Kentucky crafted beer, the best BBQ, and Arts & Crafts vendors the region has to offer!

Featured Breweries

The Dam Brewhaus

Located between Draffenville and Benton, Kentucky, “The Dam Brewhaus” is the lakes area brewery.

The Bar-B-Que

Nothing compares to Kentucky BBQ! Experience the best BBQ in the lakes area from one of the five local BBQ vendors. The aroma of Chicken, Pork, Beef, and more will fill the air!  Come enjoy these great Bluegrass music, Kentucky crafted beer, the best BBQ in the region, and Arts & Crafts vendors the region has to offer!

Featured BBQ Masters

Other Food

Those that are looking for something other than Bar-B-Que, we’ve got you covered!  Come enjoy these great Bluegrass music, Kentucky crafted beer, the best BBQ and food vendors in the region, and Arts & Crafts vendors the region has to offer!

Other Food Vendors

Lane’s Concessions

CornDogs, Funnel cakes, Polish Sausage, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Chocolate Dipped Cheese Cake, Fried Candy Bars, Shaved Ice, Tea, Lemonade, & More!

Mike’s Mini Donuts

Mini Donuts, Popcorn, Nachos, Soft Drinks, Hot Dogs, and French Fries

Other Food Vendor Space – SOLD OUT

Arts & Crafts Vendors

Local & Area Craft Vendors

Local crafters & artist will be selling goods during the “Bluegrass, Beer, & BBQ” Fest. Find amazing hand-crafted one-of-kind items like jewelry, soaps, leather goods, clothing, home decor, and more! The best of the best will be at this event! 

Featured Craft Items

  • Handcrafted Wood Furniture
  • Soaps & Sprays
  • Floral Wreaths
  • Blankets
  • Candles
  • Handmade Jewelry