Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.
Here are the country music concerts to be featured at the Kentucky State Fair:
Barrels and Boots Music Festival featuring Montgomery Gentry and John Michael Montgomery with RaeLynn, Eric Paslay, Kelsie May and Craig Campbell
DATE: Friday, August 21 at 5 p.m.
TICKETS: $37 – reserved (Ticket price includes Kentucky State Fair gate admission.)
The Turf Concert Series at Cardinal Stadium features award-winning musicians and groups in a fun backyard setting each night of the Fair. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. unless noted otherwise. All concerts are free with paid gate admission. Concertgoers are seated on the turf field in chairs and bleachers, which are on a first come, first serve basis. The stage is along the first base line facing the open turf, seats and concessions from local food trucks. Fans will also get an up-close view of the artists as they perform.
Sunday, August 23
Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Belles & Whistles
Tuesday, August 25
Country Gold Tour featuring Leroy Van Dyke, Steve and Rudy Gatlin, Moe Bandy, Eddy Raven, Jimmy Fortune and Gene Watson
Wednesday, August 26
Easton Corbin with special guest Nathan Osmond
Friday, August 28
Charlie Daniels with special guest Colt Ford