Summertown Bluegrass Festival kicks off tonight


It is time for the 2019 semi-annual Summertown Bluegrass Reunion and  Music Festival on Highway 240 in Summertown. Bring your musical instruments, dancing shoes, lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy all the shows, crafts, foods, friends, booths, dancing and good bluegrass music, like no other on June 20-21, 2019.

It is clean, wholesome entertainment for the whole family. These fun-filled days and nights you will enjoy stage shows, instrument vendors, craft booths, jamming, clogging, a shade tree band contest, buck dancing contests, square dancing, two-stepping, waltzing, line dancing and most of all some of the best people you will ever meet.  They come from everywhere.

Thursday, June 20 is free admission night for everyone. This is the time to take advantage of the catfish supper at 5 p.m. and  bring the family.  Other  fixings are available for the kids and the kids-at-heart throughout the three days of the festival:  ice cream, popcorn, hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks, beans and BBQ and you can enjoy the open stage and jamming as the music floats all over the park each day and night.

On Friday, June 21, the stage shows begin at 7 p.m. As always, there is a free drawing with your ticket stub. On this night, a beautiful handmade quilt will be given away to a lucky winner.

The stage shows begin on Saturday, June 22 at 12 noon. Some great entertainers will delight you both Friday and Saturday. Also on Saturday, everyone’s favorite “Buck Dance” contest begins at 5 p.m. with prize money in first, second and third place in each of the following categories:  Lil Doll – 10 years and under, Jr. Dance – 11 through age 35 and Senior dance – 36 and over. The winners are determined by audience ballot ticket stub. 

The stage show breaks at 4 p.m. for supper break and to give Bluegrass lovers a chance to listen to all the shade tree band pickers. These will be all over the park, with a number setup for you to choose your favorite. “Take you a little stool, or chair, if you would like to go around and listen to all of the bands. You will also see people dancing on boards to the good music,” a coordinator stated.

The Shade Tree Band Contest will be at 6 p.m. Prize money is 1st place – $200.00, 2nd place – $150 and 3rd place – $100.00. Winners are determined by audience ballot ticket stubs. There will also be a drawing for $100.00 cash to be given to the lucky winner on Saturday  night. This is one of the highlights of the shows.  The Stage Show starts back up at 7 p.m. and goes until 11 p.m.

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