Monday, February 5, 2018

Interested In Being A Sponsor?

Are you interested in being a sponsor, or having your business or organization listed as a sponsor of the Hot August Blues Festival?  It's easy and affordable as a business or even an individual to help insure the festival's survival, while also letting everyone know you are helping with this community event which has become one of Western Kentucky's signature tourist attractions!

Our sponsors get their logos on the official Hot August Blues Festival T-Shirts and also on the beautiful and highly collectible Hot August Blues Festival Posters. You could get your name on the banner across the bottom of the stage and on the speakers on either side of the stage. Your logo or name will be featured on the official Hot August Blues Website, along with and link to your business website, and you'll receive mentions in our social media posts. You'll also see your logo or name scrolling on the Jumbo LED Screen which will be located at the top of the amphitheater between acts.  The rest of the time, the screen will be showing live video of the performances.

Before we go any further, let's thank the sponsors we already have!
Peppers Automotive Group
Aurora Electric & Storage
Universal Windows Direct of Paducah
Abernathy's Harley Davidson
Bunch Auction and Realty

There are several levels of sponsorships. It's easy to get your business' name on the collectible posters and t-shirts.  In fact, even an individual can get his or her name on the T-shirt!   For more information on how you can become a sponsor, email us at

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Hot August Blues Festival! Here We Come!

The 2018 Hot August Blues Festival at Kenlake State Park will be here before you know it!  Make your plans now!  Tickets will go on sale soon on the website at  

We are finalizing contracts with the artists for this year's festival are are very excited, with nationally touring artists, in addition to a new crop of of the best regional talent!

We've listened to your requests and will be making some adjustments and changes, while keeping the things about the festival you said you wanted to keep.

  • We've upgraded the talent budget to bring in more nationally known artists. 
  • The festival will remain on Friday and Saturday at the amphitheater.
  • We have plans in place for a beer garden, although coolers will still be allowed.
  • We are working on better lighting for the steps.
  • We have plans for a big screen behind the sound board at the top of the amphitheater for those who would rather not be going up and down the steps.
  • We have decided to NO LONGER allow beach balls at the festival, as we feel they could be a hazard as well as a distraction for fans watching and listening to the show. 
We'll let you know more as we go along.  In the meantime, THANKS to our sponsors, Peppers Automotive, Aurora Electric and Storage, Bunch Auction and Realty and Abernathy's Harley Davidson.  There are still plenty of sponsorship opportunities available at all levels!  If you would like to join us in supporting the festival and The Blues, contact us at 270 519 1788.

You can also hear some great Blues music and keep up with the latest developments with the festival by listening to our new weekly Blues Radio show, The Sunday Night Blues Revue, each Sunday night from 6-8PM on 102-5 DXR, Paducah, KY, or also available worldwide in Podcast on iTunes, Tunein, Soundcloud, PlayFM and more!