Glenwood is a tiny town of less than 1,000 residents situated roughly halfway between Macon and Savannah in south central Georgia. The old saying “don’t blink or you’ll miss it” may apply, but this April 2nd, 3rd and 4th you can follow your ears, as the Piney Woods Lake Bluegrass Festival will be filling the air with the sounds of pickin’, pluckin’ and singin’.
Held in nearby Piney Woods Lake Campground (12 miles north of Glenwood off Highway 19), this year’s 29th annual hootenanny will feature an assortment of Southern acts, many having solid gospel inclinations, including Appling, Georgia’s The Kelley Family (siblings ranging in age from nine to 23), Macon’s Recycled Grass and Clermont, Georgia’s Wauka Mt. Boys, along with the Golden Valley Travelers from North Carolina, Florida’s Hwy 41 South and others. Additionally, Thursday, April 2nd will be an “open stage,” so bring your guitar and banjo and sit in!
Admission ranges from $5 (Thursday only) to $25 (three-day pass), with children 12 and under free. Pets are welcome, and on-site camping is available.