, Corbin, KY


May 30, 2012

Sally Gap Festival starts Thursday

CORBIN — By Becky Killian, Managing Editor

The Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival will begin Thursday in Williamsburg featuring good music, good food and a good time, according to Nathan Bray, festival committee member.

It is the fifth year for the festival, which will feature mostly local talent on Thursday and a blend of local and nationally-known artists on Friday and Saturday.

One local group performing is Tidalwave Road, who appears Saturday. Among the nationally-known artists are Darrell Scott and the Brothers, Jim Hurst — who is originally from the area — as well as The Clay Hess Band and Lonesome River Band.

Marcia Hamblin, who is also a festival committee member, said the festival has a family-friendly atmosphere. Children at the festival can enjoy inflatables, face painting and toy vendors as well as take free children’s workshops during which they build a Bluegrass instrument and learn a song they perform on stage during supper break. Kids also get a free T-shirt.

The festival began five years ago as a way to provide area residents something to do as well as the chance to see nationally-known bands for a good price, according to Bray and Hamblin.

The festival has drawn an average of 1,500 people over three days with some past visitors coming from Canada, Germany and Russia as well as people from more than 20 states.

The festival’s main sponsor is Whitley County Tourism.

Performance Schedule:

(All times p.m. unless noted)


75 South  6-6:45

Megan Sasko 6:50-7:35

Hamblin Family Reunion  7:40-8:25

Mountain Drive 8:30-9:15

Southern Sun 9:20-10:10


Common Bond noon-12:45

Virgil Bowlin & Peerless Mtn.12:50-1:35

The Dixie Ryders 1:40-2:25

Dean Osborne Band 2:30-3:15

Darrell Scott and the Brothers 3:20-4:05

The Boxcars 4:10-4:55

Supper Break 5-6

Common Bond 6-6:45

Virgil Bowlin & Peerless Mtn. 6:50-7:35

The Dixie Ryders 7:40-8:25

Dean Osborne Band 8:30-9:15

Darrell Scott and the Brothers 9:20-10:05

The Boxcars 10:10-10:55


The Colonel Strings 11:10-11:55 a.m.

Coaltown Dixie noon- 12:45

Tidalwave Road 12:50-1:35

Southern Sun  1:40-2:25

Jim Hurst 2:30-3:15

The Clay Hess Band 3:20-4:05

Lonesome River Band  4:10-4:55

Supper Break 5-6

Coaltown Dixie 6-6:45

Tidalwave Road 6:50-7:35

Southern Sun 7:40-8:25

Jim Hurst 8:30-9:15

The Clay Hess Band 9:20-10:05

Lonesome River Band 10:10-10:55


What: Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival

Where: Six miles east of Williamsburg on KY 92 East

When: Campers begin arriving today (Wednesday). Gates open at 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Cost: Weekend pass is $40; Thursday tickets $10; Friday or Saturday tickets $20. Kids 13 and over pay $5 a day, kids age 12 and under admitted free. Rough camping is free to ticket holders. Electric hookups are available.


Text Only
Front page
Featured Ads
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter