harvestfest_cropThere a few places in Metro Louisville where you will find scenic beauty and hear great Bluegrass Music. In the springtime, the best place to find both is in the Jefferson Memorial Forest.

On Saturday, May 19th Louisville Metro Government proudly present the 14th Annual Forest Fest. This year Forest Fest will feature The Lonely Heartstring Band, Nora Jane Struthers, the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Hog Operation and the Local Honeys.


While Bluegrass Music is the main attraction of Forest Fest, it is also an opportunity to take a walk around the forest and see some fine arts and crafts, food and other refreshments presented by vendors.


Forest Fest Band Schedule

11:30 a.m. Local Honeys

12:45 p.m. Hog Operation

2:00 p.m. Whisky Bent Valley Boys

3:50 p.m. Nora Jane Struthers

5:30 p.m. Lonely Heart Strings

Forest Fest Schedule of Activities

10:30 a.m.          Booths open to the public; food areas open; Forest Nature booth opens for children

11:30 a.m.                 Music begins; Children’s activities begin (until 5 p.m.)

1-1:45 p.m.                Band Workshop: Local Honeys Children’s songwriting

2-2:45 p.m.                Band Workshop: Hog Operation

2:45 -3:30 p.m.          Band Workshop: Nora Jane Struthers

4:30-5 p.m.                Band Workshop: Lonely Heart strings

7:00 p.m.                  Forest Fest concludes

The Jefferson Memorial Forest staff will have nature presentations and information about educational programs and a children’s area.  If you like, you can check out the trails and all the beauty the forest has to offer.


The concert is free, but parking is $10 per car.  Bring a blanket or a folding chair as well as picnic food, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed to be brought in but they can be purchased on site.

To find out more about the 14th Annual Forest Fest, contact the Jefferson Memorial Forest at 368-6856. To learn more about the Jefferson Memorial Forest and all the upcoming programs available to the public go to: https://louisvilleky.gov/government/jefferson-memorial-forest