The 36th. Prescott Bluegrass Festival takes place June 24 & 25
This is another family favorite event in Prescott is the Bluegrass Festival. If you’ve never attended before, this show is a must see this summer.
The festival started as a fiddle contest dedicated to a local fiddler. In the mid-80’s, it took on the character of a typical bluegrass festival. Until the mid-90’s, the event was held at Watson Lake Park, then moved to its current downtown location on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza in 1996. At that time the event changed character again to one with FREE admission. Financial support from local businesses, the City of Prescott, Arizona Commission on the Arts and many additional Friends of Bluegrass, assure It remains the only FREE bluegrass festival of its caliber in the western United States.
The Prescott Chamber of Commerce coordinates the festival and strives to bring audiences a variety of bluegrass shows: traditional and contemporary; national, regional, and local groups; – while maintaining the highest standards for the music. There’s a main pavilion with acts scheduled throughout the weekend and there are additional groups performing across the Courthouse Square.
CAMPING AVAILABLE (FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED ONLY)
Dry camping is available at the nearby Prescott Mile High Middle School campus.
Opens: Thursday, June 22 at noon
Closes: Monday, June 26 at noon
While visiting Prescott and the Bluegrass Festival, please stay with us at Watson Lake Inn Bed & Breakfast, we are the new lodging in the area, with a unique location, great food and service; and close to the action. For those of you who haven’t stayed in the Granite Dells while visiting, this could be your year!
Enjoy your stay and the festival.