It will start at noon on Newberry Street (between Park and Richland avenues) in downtown Aiken. Admission is $10 for adults and free for ages 4 years old and younger with a paying adult.
The eight bands scheduled to perform are from across South Carolina: Savannah River Bluegrass and the Palmetto Pickers from Aiken; Red, White and Bluegrass from Conway; Split Rail Bluegrass from upper state South Carolina; Flatland Express from Orangeburg; Oliver West and 39 Express from Leesville; New Dixie Storm from Pickens and the Carolina Rebels from Columbia.
This is a family-friendly event with food and other vendors. It is being organized by Abernathy’s Music School, 320 Park Ave., in Aiken. For more information, contact Roger Abernathy at (803) 645-4779.
Abernathy’s Music also hosts a jam session on the first Saturday of every month from roughly 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the parkway in front of its building, weather permitting.