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Jekyll Island strums in the New Year with the 33rd Annual Bluegrass Festival


The 33rd Annual Jekyll Island Bluegrass Festival will strum in the New Year with harmonic voices and catchy rhythms. Taking place January 1-3, 2009, the festival has something for everyone from long time fans to those new to the genre. Concerts begin at noon on Thursday and continue through Saturday evening.

Among the numerous top bluegrass bands featured are Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Cherryholmes, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and the Grascals. Saturday night’s headliner Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys was featured in the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?”. Guests can also shop among the numerous arts and crafts booths and select from an array of festival food. All concerts and activities take place in Hartley Auditorium and the adjacent lobby at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

The festival is one of nine bluegrass events organized by Adams and Anderson, LLC. “We appreciate the hard work and commitment of Adams and Anderson, LLC to bring this festival to Jekyll Island year after year,” said Eric Garvey, Senior Director of Marketing for the Jekyll Island Authority. “Their expertise in bluegrass music guarantees that our guests will have a first-rate experience.”

“We enjoy producing this festival on Jekyll Island,” said Susan Anderson of Adams and Anderson, LLC. “The weather on Jekyll Island is great this time of year and many of our guests from the north like to get away to somewhere warm.”

To be a part of the action throughout the weekend, guests can book a room at one of Jekyll Island’s hotels or camp at the Jekyll Island campground. Jekyll Island currently has seven hotels open and operating, including the award-winning Days Inn & Suites. Other hotels include the Beachview Club, Oceanside Inn & Suites, Quality Inn, Jekyll Oceanfront Clarion Resort, Villas By The Sea and the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Hotel and trip planning information can be found at

Ticket prices for adults start at $30 per day or $75 for all three days. Ticket prices for children 6-13 start at $15 per day and $40 for all three days. Tickets can be reserved in advanced or purchased on-site. The event is family friendly. No alcoholic beverages or pets are allowed.

For a complete festival line-up and ticket prices visit For more information on this festival and other Jekyll Island events visit or call 1-877-4JEKYLL.


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