Bluegrass, Brew & BBQ

Event Description

  • The Best Bluegrass Bands In The Business
  • Food & BBQ Vendors
  • Local Craft Brews Beer Garden
  • Arts & Craft Vendors
  • Friday, April 29, 2022
  • Saturday, April 30, 2022

Event Dates / Times

Friday, April 29, 2022

6 PM – 9 PM (Free Admission)

Saturday, April 30, 2022

11 AM – 8 PM ($5 Admission)


Event Location

Little Lake Park

Payne Street

Grand Rivers, KY 42045

Band Schedule & Information

Friday, April 29th 

The Wheelhouse Rousters, 6 PM

The Wheelhouse Rousters draw not only their moniker and musical style from the river and its 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

Sautrday, April 30th

Jason & Carolyn McKendree, 11 AM

Jason & Carolyn’s music careers include performing in bands such as “The Josh William Band”, and “The McKendree’s”, as well as solo artist careers. The blend of this duo combines the rich sounds of Southern gospel & bluegrass. 

Kentucky Shine, 12 PM

Kentucky Shine is Bluegrass at its finest! With a mix of hard-driving originals and covers, Kentucky Shine is a good fit for every venue!
J.B. Miller – Guitar, Steven Stewart – Fiddle, Ross Clark – Bass, Cody Beck – Mandolin, & Jordan Riehm – Banjo.

Nectar Valley, 2 PM

Nectar Valley is a young 4-piece String band from Owensboro, Kentucky. The band formed from a passion for music and just picking around for fun, slowly evolving into what it has become today. Nectar Valley’s own take on music has influences from Bluegrass, Folk, Psychedelic Rock, and Blues

Kings Highway, 4 PM

Kings Highway has been keeping to the traditional side of bluegrass music for over 18 years. Inspired by Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs, Red Allen, Del McCoury, and more, the band features Josh Johnston (guitar), Zeb Hargis (guitar) Kevin Bowlds (fiddle), Mark Hargis (mandolin), Mike Fulkerson (banjo), and Kristy Westerfield (bass).

High Fidelity, 6 PM

High Fidelity draws much of their inspiration from bands like Don Reno & Red Smiley, The Stanley Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and a host of lesser-known regional artists from the same era. Many have described them as the new Johnson Mountain Boys, interpreting classic era bluegrass through the fresh, young perspective of today’s generation.

Attendee Information

The Annual “Bluegrass, Brew, & BBQ” Festival takes place on the afternoon of April 29th, and all day on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Friday is free to attend. Saturday, April 30, there is a $5 admission for everyone 12 and older. The admission is a full-day pass. No overnight camping in the park is permitted. 

Vendor Information

Barbeque, Crafts, Retail, & Food Vendor spaces are available for this event. Vendor space is first-come, first-serve. Registration and applications for vendor space for this and other Grand Rivers events are only processed and available online. Use the links below for vendor registration. 

A Special “Thank You” To The Event Sponsors

GR Chamber

City of Grand Rivers

Lighthouse Landing

GR Tourism 

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