Festival loads up the truck and moves to Rabbit Hash | Arts & Culture
RABBIT HASH, KY (FOX19) - Once described as the "center of the universe", the tiny crossroads of Rabbit Hash KY will be the center of the regional roots music universe when it hosts the 2nd Annual BrownGrass Festival on Saturday, July 16 from Noon to 11 PM.
The inaugural Browngrass Festival was held at the Southgate House in Newport last year as a CD release party for David Rhodes Brown's "Browngrass and Wildflowers" debut solo album and more importantly as a way to honor and benefit WNKU 89.7 FM radio.
The decision to move this year's festival outdoors was made to allow for a larger attendance as well as more bands and vendors in a family friendly atmosphere. This will be the first music festival in Rabbit Hash to utilize the permanent bandstand on the banks of the Ohio River.
There will be food, drink, and vendors along with almost 20 local and regional bands playing both inside The Rabbit Hash General Store and the outside stage. Music genres include bluegrass, folk, rockabilly, Texas swing, country rock, singer/songwriter and blues, among others. Scheduled to appear are:
Phillip Roebuck (Norfolk VA), The Shivers (Asheville NC), Mack West (Union KY), The Tillers (Cincinnati), Renee Wahl (Lebanon TN), The Browngrass Band (Rabbit Hash KY), Magnolia Mountain (Cincinnati), Greg Tex Schramm & the Radio King Cowboys (Cincinnati), Shadwick Wilde and the Quiet Hollers (Louisville KY), Be Reasonable (Cincinnati), Hickory Robot (Cincinnati), Don Clare & Paul Bromwell (Rabbit Hash KY), Shiny and the Spoon (Cincinnati), Roy Schneider (Ft. Meyers FL), The Danberrys (Nashville TN), Them Bones (Cincinnati), Blue Cut (Bloomington IN), Taylor Pie (Liberty TN) and featuring Bloodshot Records recording artist Lydia Loveless (Columbus OH).
There is a suggested donation of $10 for the festival. All proceeds will benefit WNKU 89.7 FM.
Parking is limited, so carpool if you can. Signs will lead visitors to designated parking areas and shuttles will run throughout the day.
WNKU is a non profit publicly funded station dedicated to broadcasting an adult album alternative format, featuring live disc jockeys, BBC, NPR, World Cafe and live musical guests in the studio on a regular basis. WNKU also features live music performances from musicians in their studio on their YouTube site, and local cable outlets.
For more information and links to the performers websites visit www.browngrassfestival.com.
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