Grammy-winning acts to perform at Cherokee Park’s Bluegrass on the Beargrass

Grammy-winning musicians Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan

Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan | Courtesy

For the first time in over a decade, Cherokee Park will play host to live music on Sunday, June 9, as Bluegrass on the Beargrass takes over Baringer Hill.

The free event will feature Grammy-winning acts Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan, as well as local artists Plum Hokum and Relic.

“Bringing music back to Baringer Hill in Cherokee Park is an exciting endeavor,” said Patrick Hallahan, Olmsted Parks Conservancy volunteer and member of My Morning Jacket, in a news release. “Louisville’s Olmsted Parks are a major part my family’s everyday life, so becoming a member and volunteering my time have been very important to me. We’re looking forward to making new memories in the park celebrating music native to our state while supporting local artists and hosting national acts.”

Olmsted Parks Conservancy is a presenting partner of the concert, along with Natalie in Your Neighborhood Real Estate.

Bluegrass on the Beargrass also will have face painting, a kids’ play area, food trucks, beer, ice cream from Comfy Cow, a “jam tent” for musicians and much more at Rugby Field.

And while it is a free event, VIP tickets are available for a $50 donation and come with premium spots near the stage, private bathrooms and access to a dedicated Heaven Hill-sponsored bar.

They also include a one-year Olmsted Parks membership and a T-shirt.

Donations like these have helped Olmsted Parks pay for more than 1,000 trees and shrubs and have funded operating costs at Cherokee Park, according to the release.

“Bringing families and music into the park seemed like the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of our organization and honor our history,” said Layla George, Olmsted Parks Conservancy president and CEO, in the release.

Bluegrass on the Beargrass will be held from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 9.