Why You’ll Have the Best Time at the Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival

perspective shot of endless forrest with overlaying text download our free vacation guideAre you ready to stomp your feet to the beat of catchy music? The Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy your favorite music genre while soaking in the beauty of the gorgeous Pennsylvania countryside. Bring your friends and family to this incredible event, listen to talented artists and bands, drink delicious beer, and support the local community. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this fun festival and start planning your trip today! Before you visit our stunning region, make sure you download our free Vacation Guide. It has all the top recommendations for restaurants, shops, museums, outdoor activities, and even more events.


Things You Need to Know About the Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival


What Is Bluegrass?

Bluegrass can appeal to everyone; especially history buffs! Did you know that this popular American genre is a multi-cultural a combination of Irish and Scottish ballads and African-American jazz? Bluegrass originated in the Carolinas as early as the 1600s. However, it gained the most popularity in the early 1900s when the phonograph and radio brought it into the homes of Americans all over the country, especially with Bill Monroe and his band in the 1940s!


What You Can Expect at the Festival

The Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival is a unique opportunity to listen to some of the greatest bands in the area while meeting other fans in the community of Ligonier. This event has gathered hundreds of guests every June for more than 16 years! You can catch a glimpse of some great national and regional performers such as Darrell Webb Band, South 79, and the Highland Travelers.

Tickets to the festival cost $25 per person if purchased in advance, and $30 at the gate the day of the event. Kids under ten can enter for free. On top of all the wonderful live music, you can also enjoy a variety of crafts and vendors. So, don’t hesitate to bring a souvenir home! The Festival benefits the Ligonier Township Volunteer Fire Department, so not only are you attending a fun event, but you’re also supporting the Ligonier community.


More Fun Events in the Area

Now that you’ve learned all you need to know about the Laurel Highlands Bluegrass Festival, it’s time you take a look at all the other fun events our gorgeous area has to offer! There’s always something to do no matter the season. If you visit in the spring, sip on local beer at the Seven Springs Brewski Festival. Are you planning a fall getaway? The Ligonier Highland Games will make you feel like you’re in Scotland for the weekend. If you’re more of a history buff, make sure you don’t miss the Ligonier Days! You’ll feel as if you stepped back into the 19th-century!


Why You Should Stay at Oak Lodge During the Festival

cabin 16 bedAttending a music festival is as exhausting as it is fun, and you’ll definitely feel it in your muscles at the end of the day! You’ll want to relax and unwind before venturing out for another day. There’s no better place to do so than a cozy room at Oak Lodge! Our rustic-chic accommodations are perfect for a friends getaway or romantic escape with the love of your life. Picture a stunning natural setting all around you, a peaceful woodland atmosphere, and stellar amenities.

Our cabins are the perfect place to stay if that’s the experience you seek! They are all equipped with a fireplace, a comfortable king bed, and luxury linens. At night, take a warm shower and make yourself a hot cup of tea in your the kitchenette. Awake the next day to the sound of birds chirping in the trees outside, and get ready with a delicious homemade breakfast served every morning!


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