Downtown Owensboro will become center stage for some of the best in bluegrass music this March.
“Kentucky Fried Pickin’” is a free event to the public that will be held at the Holiday Inn Riverfront. Two days of 24/7 live bluegrass are set to begin March 14.
Two concerts will highlight the weekend of music at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 16. Mark Hargis and King’s Highway are set to open with a pre-show for International Bluegrass Music Association award winner, Michael Cleveland.
“We’re looking forward to a third year of Kentucky Fried Pickin’,” Kristy Westerfield of King’s Highway said. “The event has really grown as word has spread. The first year seven states were represented, last year eleven.”
Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum Director Chris Joslin anticipates an environment that captures the “true energy” that surrounds bluegrass music.
“It’s about the music, connection, community and fun,” Joslin said. ”There is no other genre of music on the planet that has a culture of informal jamming like this, and it’s incredibly powerful!”
Joslin noted the nature of the event is the perfect time to discover why bluegrass is so special to Owensboro first hand.
“In addition to the non-stop music at the Holiday Inn, participants can experience the newly designed exhibits at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum,” Joslin said. “What a perfect complement to a great weekend of music. Ground zero for bluegrass music the third weekend of March is Owensboro.”