Nov. 19, 2012
-- There’s not much that’s more “bluegrass”
than bluegrass music and Kentucky heritage quilts. Get your fill of both during Lebanon, Ky.’s (http://www.visitlebanonky.com)
“Bluegrass in the Bluegrass” getaway, Jan. 25-26, 2013, in the state that gave birth to the bluegrass music genre and preserves its history through both its music and quilting traditions. Book a one- or two-night package to hear four-time National Banjo Champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis and the Travelin’ McCourys, sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, and to see the Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show. Click here for package (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/
and event (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/
kickoff/) details.Bluegrass music
Clap your hands to the musical stylings of current National Banjo Champion Gary “Biscuit” Davis and current three-time Flat Picking Champion Roy Curry. Both artists will be performing on Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as conducting seminars and workshops on Saturday.
Hear show headliners, the Travelin’ McCourys, on Saturday evening. As the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury, Ronnie on mandolin and Rob on banjo continue their father’s work – a lifelong dedication to the power of bluegrass music to bring joy into people’s lives. Rounding out the beloved ensemble are fiddler Jason Carter and bassist Alan Bartram.Bluegrass quilts
See beautiful and intricate examples of Kentucky quilting traditions at the Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show on Sat., Jan. 26 ($5 admission). Arrive in Lebanon on Friday to explore the scenic countryside of Marion County by way of the Marion County Quilt Trail (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/feature/marion-county-quilt...
), which features more than 60 quilt barns. At the Marion County Heritage Center you’ll enjoy various exhibits – including a special month-long display of local quilts and a permanent one showcasing Lebanon’s own Ernie Brown, Jr., better known as “Turtleman,”
a Bluegrass original and star of the Animal Planet show, “Call of the Wildman.”
Lebanon’s downtown Main Street merchants will also decorate their storefront windows in January with colorful and unique quilts. Tour them all and collect a stamp on your Quilt Passport to be entered into a special drawing. The prize? An autographed bottle of wine from the newly opened WhiteMoon Winery and a set of Lebanon champagne glasses. Package full o’ bluegrass
The “Bluegrass in the Bluegrass” getaway package includes these features:
· 1 or 2 nights, double occupancy, at the Lebanon Hampton Inn.
· 2 adult all-inclusive Kentucky Bluegrass Music Kickoff Passes (includes Friday night show, Saturday night dinner show and Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show).
· Complimentary hot breakfast for 2 at the Lebanon Hampton Inn.
· Lebanon souvenir.
Saturday workshop ticket: $20 each.
· “Bluegrass in the Bluegrass” getaway package is good only for Jan. 25-26, 2013.
· Rates: 1-night package – $210.70; 2-night package – $304.40.
All-inclusive “Bluegrass in the Bluegrass” event-only tickets are $49 and include the Friday show, the Saturday Dinner Show and Heart of Kentucky Quilt Show. Tickets to individual events and workshops are also available. Tickets are on sale now. Get more information on Lebanon’s event (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/feature/kentucky-bluegrass-...
) page. Call 270-692-0021 to reserve your tickets or book a Bluegrass in the Bluegrass Weekend Getaway (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/shop/bluegrass-in-the-blueg...
) package online.
Lebanon has plenty of reasons for you to extend your stay, too. Tour Maker’s Mark Distillery ($7/person), the only operating distillery in America to be designated a National Historic Landmark. Sample moonshine with the master distiller at Limestone Branch Distillery. Watch hand-made barrels get “fired” to precision at the Kentucky Cooperage. Visit the newly opened WhiteMoon Winery.
Loretto Motherhouse with art studio and newly opened Heritage Center comprising a Slave Memorial and an AIDS Garden; Holy Cross Church, the first Catholic Church west of the Allegheny Mountains; Civil War-related sites, including the Civil War Trail, Lebanon National Cemetery and Historic Homes Tour. Visit Lebanon’s What To Do (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/
what-to-do/) page for ideas to round out your Bluegrass in the Bluegrass Weekend Getaway.MEDIA CONTACT:
Nicky Reynolds, Director@VisitLebanonKy.com, 270-692-0021
Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, www.VisitLebanonKy.comHI- and LOW-RES photos available.
ABOUT LEBANON (http://www.visitlebanonky.com/), KY |
Geographically located in the center of the state, this community of 5,539 is the heart of Kentucky and the epicenter of barrel and bourbon making. Major attractions include the Kentucky Cooperage, the new Limestone Branch Distillery and Maker’s Mark Distillery. Incorporated as a city in 1815, Lebanon played a crucial role during the Civil War and is today on the Civil War Discovery Trail, which includes Lebanon’s National Cemetery, final resting place of many Union soldiers killed on Kentucky’s bloodiest battlefield in 1862 at the Battle of Perryville. Outdoor recreation options include the newly expanded Gorley Naturalist Trail at Fagan Branch Reservoir, Marion County Quilt Trail and several farm tours; indoors there is the Stillhouse Art Museum, Sisters of Loretto Motherhouse and the new WhiteMoon Winery. Accommodations include the gracious circa 1833 Myrtledene Bed and Breakfast, plus hotels including the Hampton Inn, cabins and an RV Park. Shop for antiques, collectibles and handmade crafts. Dine at your choice of 40 restaurants. Facebook.com/