Grayson Jenkins, Rye Davis and others on tap for new festival in Manchester

By Matt Wickstrom

Grayson Jenkins at Well Crafted 2018 in Harrodsburg. Ky. Photo by Matt Wickstrom

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The forces behind Manchester Music Festival today announced a new festival coming to the city this fall featuring performances from songsmiths Grayson Jenkins and Rye Davis, among others. Pickin’ in the Pines is slated to take place on Sept. 13 and 14 at Ponderosa Pines.

Artists joining Jenkins and Davis are Bourbon Branch, Nathan and Chesie Arnett, County Wide, Waylon Nelson, Dalston Keller, Lauren Beeler-Beistad, Troy Burchett, Burden of Proof, Mountain Laurel, Bobby Hamblin and Tanner Horton.

In addition to music the festival will include food trucks, vendors, cornhole, a bonfire and more to be announced according to organizer Jessalynn Bowman.

Pickin’ in the Pines was born when festival organizer Tim Parks had an idea to host a different kind of event mimicking the front porch pickin’ and grinnin’ feeling from days long gone. Parks was inspired by the tight knit family that owns the property, Rose and Boots Jarvis, who both have had an devout appreciation for bluegrass music, hosting many a jam session in the large shelter area located at Ponderosa Pines.

Located a short drive southwest of downtown Manchester, Ponderosa Pines is an old coal temple that is no longer in use, nestled in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Home of the Black Gold Shoot Out, this spacious area boasts gorgeous views of a three-acre pond, moutains as far as the eye can see and lush green pines.

For more information follow Pickin’ in the Pines on Facebook.


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