LIVE MENU: June 3-9

Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, the 46th annual Festival of the Bluegrass and Freekbass highlight this week’s live menu.

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Wick’s Picks: Live Menu June 3-9

Local festivals and string music have taken over this week’s live menu, led by Festival of the Bluegrass and two nights of Colter Wall at The Burl.

Festival of the Bluegrass finishes with a late-night party

Saturday at Festival of the Bluegrass featured arguably the 44th annual gathering’s most diverse lineup, musically speaking, with equal amounts of traditional and progressive bluegrass from bands such as The Grascals, The Wooks, Seldom Scene and Town Mountain amplified into the sea of attendees in lawn chairs.

Diverse Festival of the Bluegrass line-up celebrates the genre

Fans of traditional, old-timey and progressive bluegrass all had something to be happy about Saturday at the 43rd Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The festival’s closing day served up an eclectic blend of bluegrass that included Restless Leg String Band, The 23 String Band, Town Mountain and others.

The 23 String Band to perform at local festival

People from throughout the country will flock to the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend, not for a horse auction or race, but rather old-school bluegrass music. The Festival of the Bluegrass returns from June 9-12 for the 44th consecutive year, and features local and national bluegrass acts.