Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Festival highlights Labor Day weekend

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WHAS11.com

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 29 at 5:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Festival returns to the Louisville Water Tower this weekend on Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd.

The annual three-day festival known for celebrating the Commonwealth’s musical heritage is one of the region’s most-anticipated events on Labor Day weekend. The festival highlights Kentucky’s musical heritage, bringing together local and national bluegrass performers with traditional and favorite southern foods.

This year the festival adds another Kentucky staple to its lineup – bourbon!  The festival’s Bourbon Experience will be housed in an air-conditioned tent, allowing festival-goers to beat the heat while tasting a variety of well-known and “craft” bourbons.

The 8th annual festival will also serve up the region’s best bluegrass music and bourbon, along with a hearty lineup of burgoo, barbecue and beverage vendors including Texas Roadhouse, F.A.B.D. Smokehouse and Tony’s BBQ Barn from Lawrenceburg, KY.

Featured musical acts include Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Dave Adkins & Republik Steele, The Roys and many more.

The festival is also home to an expansive vendor market showcasing authentic arts and crafts from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. In addition, the event will feature the Courier-Journal Kids Entertainment Area.

The festival kicks off Saturday, August 31st from 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. and continues Sunday from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The festival lasts through Monday, Labor Day, from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $8.00 before 6:00 p.m. and $11.00 after 6:00 p.m. Children 10 and under will be admitted FREE! Parking is FREE but no outside food, drinks, or pets are allowed. Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted.

For more information, please call 502-583-0333, e-mail jwashle@bisig.com or visit http://www.kentuckybluegrassfestival.com

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