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Bluegrass music and quilting traditions on display in Lebanon, Ky.
Book a ‘Bluegrass in the Bluegrass’ getaway in January, 2013 to enjoy both
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.
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/
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.
· Add 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/
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.
Nicky Reynolds, Director@VisitLebanonKy.com, 270-692-0021
Lebanon Tourist & Convention Commission, www.VisitLebanonKy.com
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