Blue Highway Fest

Blue Highway Fest, a Bluegrass & Roots music festival with the finest talent lineup anywhere for the 2022 festival season, is coming this fall to Bullitt Park in Big Stone Gap, Virginia, October 7-8. Blue Highway Fest will kick off at 6 p.m. (EST) on October 6 with a special event at Mountain Empire Community College featuring internationally acclaimed guitarist Tommy Emmanuel C.G.P.

Blue Highway Fest will feature the finest in Bluegrass and Roots music, including Sam Bush Band, Blue Highway, Sierra Hull, Dan Tyminski, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Travelin’ McCourys,

Balsam Range, Seldom Scene, Ralph Stanley II, Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers, Carson Peters & Iron Mountain, Beth Snapp, and Ed Snodderly.

The festival came about through the collaborative efforts of Grammy-nominated and IBMA award winners Blue Highway, Big Stone Gap Town Manager Stephen Lawson, Big Stone Gap

native George Roat, and Wise County native Larry V. Roberts.

“Our vision is to have a Bluegrass & Roots music festival in the fall of each year with the best talent lineup anywhere,” said Roberts. “We want to draw a local, regional and national audience

to Big Stone Gap, to showcase the cultural history and beauty of Southwest Virginia/Western North Carolina/East Tennessee/Eastern Kentucky and have a positive economic impact on the region.”

“We’re so excited this is finally happening. We’ve been meeting every week to iron out all the details. The entire town of Big Stone Gap is on board and counting down the days until the

festival. They’re a great partner, and the town deserves a great festival – and with this incredible lineup, they’re certainly going to get that”, said Tim Stafford, founding member of Blue Highway.

The two-day festival at Bullitt Park will be outside, along the Powell River, where festival-goers can enjoy the music, RV and tent camping, bicycling, and hiking on the green belt.

Early-bird two-day tickets are on sale for $125, so everyone should grab their tickets now before the price increases on July 5. General admission one-day tickets are $80. Camping – RV ($90)

and tent ($80) is available October 5-8. Children 12 and under will be admitted free with a ticketed adult and will be able to enjoy a playground. Food and craft beer vendors will be set up

on-site.

You may purchase tickets for Blue Highway Fest and Tommy Emmanuel C.G.P. special kick-off event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blue-highway-fest-tickets-274674497817

Big Stone Gap is a short drive from Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol, each of which has an abundance of lodging and dining experiences. There is also lodging and dining available locally in Big Stone Gap, Norton, and Wise.

For more about Blue Highway Fest, please visit:

Blue Highway Fest website link : https://bluehighwayfest.com

Blue Highway Fest Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/bluehighwayfestival

For additional information about Blue Highway Fest, please email [email protected]yfest.com .