The majestic Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza known as the “Jewel” of downtown Prescott welcomes the 36th annual Bluegrass Festival this weekend. For more than 140 years the County Courthouse has served as a gathering place for celebrations, concerts, movies, and commemorations and the Bluegrass Festival is no exception. Beginning as a fiddle contest, the Festival has been a long standing tradition in Prescott.
The festival is a free event, and it remains the only bluegrass festival in the western United States of its caliber that doesn’t charge a fee. From traditional to contemporary, local, regional, and national groups, the festival is sure to have something for everyone.
Starting this Saturday at 9:45 a.m. with an opening ceremony, the bands start playing at 10:00 a.m. and performers include Sonoran Dogs, the Central Valley Boys, Blue Moon, Burnett Family Bluegrass and the Vintage Martins. The evening ends with performances by the Old Blue Band and Heidi Clare & Ron Thomason.
Sunday the event runs until 3:00 p.m. ending with a raffle prize drawing so bring your chairs and find your place in the shade as the courthouse boasts over 170 trees, including 127 American elms, gracing the plaza.
While you’re downtown meander over to Whiskey Row and experience the eclectic mix of restaurants and shops. Whiskey Row, dates back to 1864 and was visited by many well-known figures of that time, including Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers.
Once you’ve experienced the festival in downtown Prescott, we are sure that it will leave an indelible impression and the experience doesn’t have to end. With an abundance of historic homes from the turn of the century to modern architectural marvels tucked into a beautiful mountainside you too can call Prescott home.
Once you’ve experienced the Bluegrass Festival and you would like to learn more about making it your home, contact Kathleen Yamauchi Group Real Estate to learn more today!