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Concerts coming to Greenbo amphitheatre

GREENUP, Ky. — Blues, gospel, bluegrass and old time country music will heat up the stage at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park’s amphitheatre on Aug. 14 through 15, while the park will host a farewell concert by the popular local band TOAK on Saturday Aug. 22.

On Friday Aug. 14, the program for the Colonel Bill Williams Heritage Music Festival will feature An Evening of Blues starting at 6 p.m. Big Rock Candy Mountain, Da Mud Cats and Tracy Walker will warm up the crowd for the headline act, the Sonny Morman Group, starting at 9 p.m.

Admission is $10 per person per night ($8 for seniors and students over 12).

Children 12 and under are free. There is no reserved seating; bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.

On Saturday Aug. 15, the Heritage Music Talent Show will roll on from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a dinner break at 5 p.m. From 6 to 10 p.m., the Greenup Opry Time (Gospel, Country and Bluegrass) will hit the stage with performers including Bobby Osborne, J.D. Crowe, Joe Freeman, Larry Cordle, Don Rigsby and Joe Isaacs.

Sponsored by Kentucky State Parks and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet, along with other private sponsors, the Heritage Music Festival promises to be a weekend of memorable musicianship.

Tickets can be purchased at the amphitheater gate. The concession stand will be open for business.

TOAK, one of the tri-state’s premier musical groups of the 70’s, will bring their brand of classic rock and blues music in what is being billed as their final performance, to the Greenbo Amphitheater on Saturday, Aug. 22. Formed in the 1960’s while still in elementary school, this Cannonsburg, Ky. group has performed at various venues across the tri-state for a span of over forty years.

The group consists of Dewey Frye, David Waddell, Tom Williams, and Tony Williams. Admission is $8 per person. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets with you. Concert starts at 9 p.m.

For more information, call Greenbo Lake State Resort Park 606-473-7324 or 800-325-0083.