Kings Highway Bluegrass Band

Kings Highway Bluegrass Band

Although the weather forecast looks a little cloudy for this weekend, don't let that stop you from visiting the Auburn Park as the sound of authentic bluegrass music will brighten the day.

The 30th annual Logan County Bluegrass Festival will be held Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 featuring numerous bands both local and out of state. Jaymes Dulworth, the event organizer for the last seven years, promises a good ole knee slappin' time.

"We are happy to bring this long-running event in Auburn back each year," said Dulworth adding there is a history behind the festival that is being preserved by the community who supports it.

Otis Bilbrey founded the bluegrass festival beginning at the historic courthouse 30 years ago. Then, people came in and set up their camping trailers in the Market Square parking lot. According to stories Dulworth has been told, they would bring in their generators because there was no electricity for them to hook up to. Eventually, Bilbrey moved the event to Franklin where it was held for a couple of years before coming back home to Logan County settling at the McCutchen Coke Municipal Park in Auburn.

"We usually have between 2,000-3,000 people coming and going at the festival," said Dulworth.

Tinsley Food in the Fast Lane from Scottsville will serve as a food vendor for the weekend. They pride themselves on having the best homemade pizzas and sweet tea around. There will also have hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken strips, funnel cakes and a plethora of other treats.

The lineup on Friday beginning at 7 p.m.

Last Minute Bluegrass

Open Stage segment

The lineup on Saturday beginning in the a.m.

Sassy Brown Bluegrass from Evansville, Ind.

Clifty Creek Bluegrass (local)

Justamere Bluegrass

Kings Highway

Ridgetop Ramblers out of Tennessee

"We wouldn't be able to put this festival on if it were not for our sponsors each year," Dulworth said. "We are grateful to all of those who continue to support this event in Logan County. Champion Petfoods and City of Auburn are our biggest sponsors, but those who give anything are just as appreciated."