Blue Moon Mountain Bluegrass Festival in Floyd County

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

The First Annual Blue Moon Mountain Bluegrass Festival is still rocking Floyd County on its fourth day.

Hundreds of people attended the Blue Moon Mountain Bluegrass Festival to enjoy live music.

Nearly eight months of preparation went into the five-day event.

CEO Heath Scott, who was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, wanted to give back to his community.

"We went through the unemployment office and hired some people who were unemployed to reach out to those folks obviously," said Scott.

Five percent of ticket sales will be evenly distributed to local charities, including the Jordan Light Foundation, Shriners Hospital for Children, Booth Scholar Program, and Highlands Center for Autism.

"If one little thing that we do helps one person, our day is made, so we love giving back for sure," said Elaine Roy, crew member of the country music band The Roys.

Although the rain postponed activities at the event, organizers say the weather did not damper their spirits.

Entertainers at the festival say they would not rather be anywhere but here.

"Everybody wants to help everybody, and it's not about who has the bigger car or the nicer house. It's just about helping your fellow neighbor, and we just love this area," said Lee Roy, crew member of the country music band The Roys.

Rain or shine, the entertainers say they came for the children of this area.

"It's knowing that there's a future out there, and it's in kids," said Lee Roy.

The festival will continue into Sunday night in the Prestonsburg Equine Center at Stonecrest.

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