Time to tap your toe and clap your hands to free, live bluegrass performances this weekend.
The 40th annual Savannah Bluegrass Festival, hosted by Hardin County’s champion fiddler Wayne Jerrolds, takes place in Savannah on Friday and Saturday, June 29-30.
As in past years, the festival will begin on Friday night at Wayne Jerrolds River Park and then moves to Court Square for the Saturday performances.
There’s music Friday from 6-9 p.m., and Saturday kicks it up from noon until 9 p.m.
“Bring your lawn chairs and gaze across the peaceful setting at Wayne Jerrolds Park on Friday night and then join us back on Saturday in downtown Savannah around the gazebo at Court Square for music, food, downtown shopping and dining,” said Hardin County Tourism Director Beth Pippin. “And to celebrate the 40th anniversary, the Main Street Savannah organization will be serving free – long as it lasts –slices of an anniversary cake to attendees around 1 p.m. on Saturday. Enjoy as you watch or kick up your heels at the buck dancing contest as Wayne dishes out over $2,000 in prize money!”
Admission is free and concessions are available.