Grant's Bluegrass Festival

Grant's (Bill) Bluegrass Festival

Early August
The oldest and largest bluegrass festival west of the Mississippi is held for five days near Hugo, Okla. The festival began in 1969, organized by Bill Grant as an extension of jam sessions in his home. Attendance the first year was less than 1,000; now more than 20,000 show up. There are band and instrument contests for all ages, non-stop entertainment from 10 a.m. until midnight each day, and jam sessions at all hours.
Bill Grant's Bluegrass Festival
301 E. Jackson
Hugo, OK 74743
580-326-5063; fax: 580-317-9388
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 248
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