All of America will be celebrating its independence on July 4, with several national parks providing special events.  At Mammoth Cave National Park, the day is celebrated with a concert featuring Kentucky’s own style of music… Bluegrass.

Held in the amphitheater at Mammoth Cave, the concert will present popular local bands: Arthur Hatfield and Buck Creek and The Bluegrass Express from 1 to 3 p.m.   For those who just want “to sit in the cool and and talk about old times and local history, the hotel’s Rotunda Roomwill be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.    Norman Warnell will be there sharing his vast knowledge of the area and spin a yarn or two.

Lunch will be available at the hotel, or bring use the tables in the picnic ground.  Picnicking on the grass by the amphitheater is also available.  Mammoth Cave’s event revives a years-old tradition of “a gathering of friends and residents” from the pre-park era.  The national park staff invites all to join in the fun and keep the tradition of “going to the Fourth” at Mammoth Cave.

The program has been sponsored by the Mammoth Cave Park Association,  the National Park Service and Mammoth Cave Hotel, with contributions from The Friends Of Mammoth Cave, Western KY Coca-Cola Bottle Co., LHI Lighting Sales, and the Edmonson Co. Tourist Commission.  How’s that for sustaining down-home traditions on the Fourth of July?

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