Bluegrass Week

KET announces Bluegrass Week, a multi-night musical celebration

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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During the week of June 4-8, enjoy musical performances during KET’s Bluegrass Week, including the premiere of a new season of Jubilee and Jubilee Live: Festival of the Bluegrass, live coverage of the Lexington event, which is celebrating its 40th year.

New season of Jubilee

First up is the premiere of a new season of Jubilee from the 2012 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Fan Fest in Nashville. A major event in the world of bluegrass music, this is the first time IBMA’s Fan Fest, which yearly features top bluegrass artists, has ever been recorded. The new season, which features more than 40 performances, premieres Tuesday, June 4 at 8/7 pm on KET and Saturday, June 8 at 11/10 pm on KET2.

The season premiere showcases performances from bluegrass legends Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press and The Del McCoury Band.

Jubilee Live: Festival of the Bluegrass live from Lexington

Then, on Thursday, begins Jubilee Live: Festival of the Bluegrass, live musical performances of the 2013 Festival of the Bluegrass from the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. For three nights, KET will air live from the festival, featuring performances from the main stage and interviews with festival organizers, artists, community leaders and more.

Jubilee Live: Festival of the Bluegrass airs Thursday, June 6 beginning at 7:30/6:30 pm on KETKY; Friday, June 7 beginning at 2:30/1:30 pm on KET2; and Saturday, June 8 beginning at 2:30/1:30 pm on KET. It will also stream live online at

KET presents live coverage of the Festival of the Bluegrass as part of Lexington’s Best of Bluegrass (BOB) event, a first-ever, weeklong celebration of bluegrass music and culture (June 3-8), culminating in the festival. KET will also be recording the BOB concert from the band Appalatin, performing at Natasha’s Bar & Bistro, for a Kentucky Muse program airing in the fall. The six-member band uses acoustic instrumentation to combine Latin music with Appalachian folk music.

5 Responses to “Bluegrass Week”

  1. John Gorman Jr. says:

    Are you going to be re-broadcasting or online-archiving any parts of this presentation In the future? I particularly want to share the Kids Camp with a friend who’s nephew was in it. I’d also really enjoy re-watching the Master’s of Bluegrass Daytime performance. Thank you very much in advance,

    City/County: Lexington

  2. John Billerman says:

    I’ll second the query for a re-broadcast: Those of us who were there would really like to see it!

    City/County: Cincinnati, OH

  3. aka kywildcat says:

    Archive it so we can watch it online or rebroadcast please

    City/County: Corbin

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