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Bluegrass & Backroads: The Great American Brass Band Festival one of the state’s best


Travel to Danville Kentucky to one of the state’s best festivals. Tune up your horn as we drop in on the Great American Brass Band Festival.

Kentucky is a state defined by its history and noted for a number of things, not the least of which is horse racing, bourbon, bluegrass music and barbecue.

But, as natives Bob Shrader and Matt Hilton remind us each week, there’s so much more to the Bluegrass State and its people, culture and rural charm. Shrader and Hilton combine their talents to produce the award-winning Bluegrass & Backroads, a 30-minute program aired regionally on the Kentucky Education Television networks and nationally via satellite on RFD-TV through Dish Network, DirecTV and several major cable outlets.

For more information about Bluegrass & Backroads, including a list of the stations on which the show airs and schedules, visit BluegrassandBackroads.com. The program’s Youtube Page can be found here.


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