SHEPHERDSVILLE - Two musical events have become fixtures on the calendars in Bullitt County.
And both will be held this weekend.
For the eighth straight year, Bluegrass 101 will host its Bluegrass Festival at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.
The bluegrass festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27.
On Friday night, the performers include the host Bluegrass 101, Mike Lilly, Wendy Miller and Country Grass, Common Ground and The High Rollers.
Singing will be held from 6-10 p.m.
On Saturday, the singing will be held from noon until 10 p.m.
Performers include Bluegrass 101, Paul Williams and the Victory Trio, Mike Lilly, Wendy Miller and Country Grass, Mountain Drive and Mississippi Sawyers.
Tickets are $10 for Friday and $15 for Saturday. Two-day passes are $20. Children 12 and under are free with an adult.
The music will be held under the large outdoor pavilion and the show will be held rain or shine.
The event is sponsored by the Shepherdsville-Bullitt County Tourist and Convention Commission, Publishers Printing Co. and First Quality Music.
The fairgrounds is located at the corner of Highway 245 and Interstate 65.
For more information, call 502-252-9004 or visit www.bluegrass101.com
When Sherry Hurt thought up the idea of a festival three years ago, it was developed in response to the need for a family-themed festival that was affordable to all.
In its third year, Hurt is looking for over 6,000 people to attend Shepherdsfest, held at Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
The festival will be held from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27.
“We continue to grow,” said Hurt.
Despite being on the same time as the Kentucky State Fair, Hurt said that Shepherdsfest provides families with a free day of entertainment. The only cost is concessions.
There will be over 50 booths, many manned by local arts and crafts vendors. There will also be an expanded kids area.
A car show will be held during the day and an indoor art gallery will be set up.
On stage, bands from all varieties of Christian music will perform.
There will be concessions sold with all the normal fair foods, such as BBQ and hamburgers.
She thanks Sunbelt Rentals for providing much of the needed equipment. If the weather is hot, Hurt said there would be plenty of shaded areas to keep cool.
“We want to focus on family values,” said Hurt.
The church is located at 4900 Cedar Grove Road.