Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival Coming To Cross Plains, TN

Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival Coming To Cross Plains, TN

Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival Coming To Cross Plains, TN

Friday Night: Jr fiddle contest, Big Barn Dance

All Day Saturday: Bluegrass Festival

Concessions & Camping Available!

CROSS PLAINS TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The 2021 Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival filled with a whole lot of pickin and grinnin’ is just around the corner  with events across two days, Friday & Saturday August 27-28 in Cross Plains, TN. Featured acts include the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, King’s Highway, Ridgetop Ramblers, Luke Munday, Harpeth Run, and Sassybrown Bluegrass. Bands will begin performing Saturday morning at 10:00.

This event draws thousands of people to Robertson County and many of them park their campers and RVs in anticipation of  great musical performances, fun food from local vendors and family friendly comradery of other bluegrass enthusiasts.


Friday, August 27, 2021

The Dan Kelly Junior Fiddle Contest (13-under) at 5 PM. Sponsored by Springfield Guitar. The competition has been named in honor of the late Dan Kelly who passed away in 2020 at the age of 54. Kelly was a Grand Masters Fiddle Champion and a former member of Roy Acuff’s Smoky Mountain Boys who toured worldwide with numerous country acts. Dan has helped teach scores of young musicians including some of the competitors in this year’s contest.

The Big Barn Dance! Square dancing, line dancing, and dancing lessons – Fun for all!


$10 for both days,  12-under admitted FREE.


The event has festival seating, attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket. It will be held rain or shine with tents available. A variety of concessions will be available on site. Primitive camping is available for RVs and tent camping.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

10:00 Sassybrown Bluegrass
10:50 Harpeth Run
11:40 Luke Munday
12:30 Kings Highway
1:50 Ridgetop Ramblers
2:40 Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
3:30 Intermission with flag ceremony and special presentations

4:00 Sassybrown Bluegrass

4:50 Harpeth Run

5:40 Luke Munday

6:30 Kings Highway

7:20 Ridgetop Ramblers

8:10 Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
(schedule and artists subject to change)


Started in 2013, the Kilgore Station Bluegrass Festival brings bluegrass artists to one of Tennessee’s most beautiful venues, Kilgore Park in Cross Plains, TN. The festival is a not-for-profit arts and economic development project of the Cross Plains Community Chamber.

The Venue

Kilgore Park offers one of the most beautiful concert venues in Tennessee with a gently sloping field leading down to the covered stage. Our stage is attached to the authentic tobacco barn on the bank of Honey Run Creek. Kilgore Park is a public park operated by the city of Cross Plains. No alcohol is allowed on the grounds.


For your GPS, enter 150 Kilgore Trace, Cross Plains, TN.

Directions: From I-65 take Exit 112 and travel west 3.9 miles and turn left on Kilgore Trace. The park entrance is your first right.

For more on the Bluegrass festival, visit us online or on Facebook

We’ll see you there! Don’t forget your lawn chair!

Kilgore Park
150 Kilgore Trace
Cross Plains, TN 37049
(615) 654-2555
[email protected]

Media contacts:
Barry Richards: 615-504-7424
Faye Stubblefield: 615-202-4014

Article on Dan Kelly from Fiddler Magazine

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