Rineyville to host Bluegrass Festival

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By Robert Villanueva



RINEYVILLE — Rineyville Community Park will find itself amidst nationally known and local bluegrass artists Saturday when it hosts its Bluegrass Festival for the second year.

“It’s strictly bluegrass entertainment from beginning to end,” said Ann Taylor, event promoter.

The festival will begin at noon and go until 10 p.m. at the park. Proceeds will benefit Rineyville Community Park.

“It’s for the community,” Taylor said.

Vendors will be available selling food and drink.

As far as seating, it’s “BYO lawn chairs,” Taylor said.

The event will be held rain or shine. A tent will provide shelter from the sun or rain, but in the event of stormy weather, the event will move to Rineyville Elementary School.

Five musical acts will highlight the festival. The lineup consists of Charlie Sizemore, Tommy Webb, Cast Iron Airplane, Next Exit and Down on 5th. Sizemore is from Goodlettsville, Tenn., and Webb is from Hardyville. Cast Iron Airplane and Next Exit are from Louisville, and Down on 5th is a Hardin County group.

Sound will be provided by Heartland Music.

“Bluegrass music is just pure, simple music,” Taylor said.

Unlike other forms of music, she said, Bluegrass doesn’t require “fireworks” or slick production. Pretty much what you see is what you get, or in this case, what you hear.

“It’s not enhanced in any way,” she said.

Tickets for the event are $15 for adults and can be purchased at the event. Children 12 and younger will be admitted free with a paid admission.

While Taylor was uncertain what kind of turnout to expect, she said organizers increased promotion this year.

“We hope to make it an annual event,” she said.

Robert Villanueva can be

reached at (270) 505-1743.