Andalusia Farm in Milledgeville is hosting its 12th Annual Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, November 6th, featuring a trio of hand-picked Georgia acts.
After delighting attendees at the 2014 festival, Athens’ Packway Handle Band will return this year to headline the event. Led by Phil Tanner and his son Russ, Dacula’s Skillet Lickers will also perform, carrying on the string band tradition set by the original band founded by Phil’s granddad Gid Tanner in the 1920s. Opening the event will be Macon’s Good Country People.
Listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, Andalusia is the picturesque farm when Flannery O’Connor lived from 1951 until her death in 1964. The family-friendly Bluegrass Festival begins at 3 p.m. with porch pickin’ (bluegrass musicians are invited to bring their instruments), with Good Country People taking the stage at 5 p.m. There is free parking, with food and drink vendors on-site. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, with kids 12 and under admitted free. For more info on Andalusia Farm and Flannery O’Connor, visit our GeorgiaMusic.org listing here.