Two-day music festival draws crowds to Kenlake

Staff Report

A musician performs at Hot August Blues. The annual music festival is at Kenlake.

The 22nd annual Hot August Blues Festival is today and Saturday at Kenlake State Park Amphitheater.
The annual music festival is two days of food, fun, friends and exceptional music by local, regional and charted artists, according to the event’s website.
Hot August Blues has been listed in the top 10 summer events by the Kentucky Tourism Council.
The line-up tonight consists of Soul Creek Blues Band, John D’Amato, Steve “The Harp” Blues Band and The Relegators. The music begins at 6 p.m.
Saturday’s line-up consists of The Tommy Akers Band, Long Tall Deb and The Drifter Kings, The Library Trio, Simply Steve, The Avey Brothers, Greg Nagy and Delta Moon. The music begins at 2 p.m.
Online ticket purchases end noon today and cost $12 for just Friday, $17 for just Saturday and $25 for both. Tickets at the gate cost $15 Friday, $20 Saturday and $30 for both days. Kids 12 and younger get in free. VIP tables are sold out.
Lodging is available from various lodges and hotels in Murray, Paris, Tenn. and Kenlake.
For more information about Hot August Blues, visit