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Bluegrass Music and Horses

LEXINGTON, KY - Perennial and pretty as lightening bugs, and as deliciously anticipated as Silver Queen corn, the second weekend in June also always celebrates the return of the Festival of the Bluegrass to the Kentucky Horse Park campground as a rite of summer.


This year’s festival will bring another impressive line-up of world-class Bluegrass musicians including J.D. Crowe, IIIrd Tyme Out, Mountain Heart, Lewis Family, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Seldom Scene, Blue Highway, Kentucky Blue, Stringtown, Sassafrass, The Dillards, Grasstown, Kentucky Blue and more.

Introduce your children to an important part of Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage during several days of great music, food, fun and socializing in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Festival of the Bluegrass guests are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket to soak up the sunshine, moonlight and music in an easy, family-friendly atmosphere that harkens back to a time when summers were longer and less complicated. By day, festival performers are accompanied by campground Meadowlarks; evening concerts are chorused by crickets during an event that has enthralled generations of music lovers for more than 30 years.


Check out the full schedule and get ticket information at or contact Bob and Jean Cornett at 859-846-4995.


Park Hours and Rates: From March 15 through October 31, the park is open seven days a week.  Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children 7-12.  Children six and under are always admitted free of charge.  Admission includes the International Museum of the Horse – In Association with the Smithsonian Institution - and the American Saddlebred Museum.


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