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Over the past few years, Historic Rock Castle has become one of the area’s most popular music venues as evidenced by its Summer Songwriter Night series. Featuring live entertainment outside on the property grounds, the event has continued to grow year after year.

On Saturday night, Sep. 14, Rock Castle seeks to expand its musical offerings by hosting the inaugural Folk ‘n Bluegrass Fest. This not-to-miss event will feature performances by some of the country’s most popular folk and bluegrass artists including the Arcadian Wild, the Band of Kelleys, South for Winter, Lateral Blue and the Theo & Brenna Band.

Presented by Raymond James Nashville and Ultimate Party Super Store, the Folk ‘n Bluegrass Fest is a family-friendly event that will include a variety of fun activities for guests of all ages. The festival will have a special play area for children that will include games and bounce houses. In addition, the event will also host a corn hole tournament that will provide loads of family fun.

Along with the fun, there will also be several food trucks on hand serving up a variety of tasty food, including hot chicken and barbecue. Drink vendors will also be on hand to help guests quench their thirst, including the popular Half Batch Brewing Beer Garden, for those over 21.

General Admission to Folk ‘n Bluegrass Fest is only $10 per person for adults, with children under 18 admitted free. All general admission tickets will be sold at the entrance gate, which will open at 3:30 p.m. The activities and performances will run from 4 until 9 p.m.

Along with the general admission option, Rock Castle is also offering a VIP guest experience that includes a private dinner and an exclusive performance by two of the most recognized performers, the Appalachian Road Show and the Arcadian Wild. Held in the Rock Castle Woodlands, the VIP experience will be a limited seating event that will take place during the overall festival from 4:30 until 6 p.m.

VIP tickets are $50 per person, and the purchase price also includes to all general admission events. All VIP tickets will be sold in advance and may be purchased on the Rock Castle website at: /shop?#!/Folk-&-Bluegrass-Fest-VIP/p/132650919/category=0.

For more information, please contact Sam Gilbert, Rock Castle Director of Events & Operations, at: Additional information may also be found on Facebook at

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