GREENUP The 10th annual Second Saturday music series will get underway Saturday, with the first concert of the Summer Music Series at Greenbo Amphitheater.
The festival will feature traditional country, folk and classic rock music.
Anne Stephens, Greenup County Extension Agent for Fine Arts, said vendors will be onsite at 4:30 and music will start at 6.
New this year will be old-fashioned games.
“We’ll have games like horsehoes, a sack race and ring toss in that big, grassy area,” she said. “We want to give people more things to do and activities to do other than just sitting and listening to the music because it’s easier to spend the whole evening when there’s more to do.”
Small footballs and Frisbees and free healthy recipes will be available from the extension, office, too.
Music on Saturday will include traditional, folk and classic rock. Performers will include Emmy Davis, Bonnie, Shannon and Friends, Josh Brown an the Hard Livin’ Legends and Sean Whiting. Shannon Spears is the event chairman.
Red Hot Rock’nBlues, a collection of blues and rock music from classic to modern by bands from the Tri-State, will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 10. The extension is partnering with the Huntington Blues Society for the shows.
Bluegrass will be celebrated with Greenbograss from 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 14.
Traditional and new bluegrass music will be presented in what is billed as a Ned Crisp and Bottomline homecoming concert with a variety of guest bands. Don Rambo is the event chairman.
All the shows at the Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Amphitheater are free. Concessions will be available.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Stephens said many feel as though Greenbo is much farther away than it really is.
“When you’re out there, if feels far away and it’s a pretty drive,” she said. “But that adds to the enjoyable experience. It feels like a little vacation that doesn’t involve a lot of miles.”
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