Thurmond Kirchner & Timbes Law firm was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Aiken Bluegrass Festival. The festival brought some of the biggest names in bluegrass to Aiken this past weekend. Now in its 13th year, the Aiken Bluegrass Festival has grown to become nationally recognized for its unique collaborations between top Bluegrass artists live on stage.
Aiken residents along with visitors from the surrounding area and across the country camped out at the fairgrounds for the two-day festival, which featured top bluegrass musicians and bands.
Since it’s beginning, the Aiken Bluegrass Festival has donated all the proceeds to Great Oak Therapeutic Riding Center. In the past decade nearly $250,000 dollars have been donated. Great Oak Executive Director Jennifer Flanagan says the generous donation has been crucial to their mission of providing people with physical, emotional and psychological disabilities a unique type of rehab.
The two-day family-friendly event was held at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds on Hwy. 1. Besides music, the event offered unique craft and food vendors, on-site camping, kid’s activities and drink concessions featuring products from New Belgium Brewing and Carolina Moon Distillery. We handed out TKT Law Firm koozies and Tervais tumblers throughout the event.
Day one of the festival offered music from Doug and the Henrys, The Herman Clan, Guitacolypse Now and The Infamous Stringdusters. There was a also a super jam with artists Andy Thorn, Billy, Jay Starling, Allie Kral, Travis Book and More.
Despite rainy conditions, crowds of music fans still headed to the fairgrounds on Saturday. Saturday featured Gipsy Moon Band, Brad Parson Band, Lindsay Lou & The Ladies, Larry Keel Experience, Billy Strings and Fruition.
We had a wonderful time at the event and enjoyed meeting all of the Aiken locals. Hope to see you all again next year!