BLUEGRASS HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Friday & Saturday March 7-8 2014
South Oaks Baptist Church
5925 U. S. Highway 287, Arlington, Texas 76017
Featuring Blue Highway, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, The Special Consensus, Honi Deaton & Dream, The Purple Hulls, East Mountain, The Herrins, Bluefield Express, and more.
The music will begin at 6:00p on Friday and will continue all day Saturday. Come early and jam! Enjoy two days of bluegrass fun with great music, workshops, and jamming under the oak trees! All workshops are included in your festival ticket - no extra charge for workshops!
We're using a ticketing service so that you can select your own seats. If you have any difficulty, call the ticketing service (24 hours a day) at 1-800-838-3006. If you are not satisfied, email us (use the Contact page) or call 214-918-0010. We will take care of you.
If you'd like to order by mail (you can pay by check or credit card), download the mail-in order form and get it to us. We'll pick the best available seats and have tickets sent to you.
Here's an accurate diagram of the seating area - click on it to blow it up:
Need a map? Go to GoogleMaps.com and search "5925 US Hwy 287, Arlington Texas 76017" or CLICK HERE for a printable screen-shot map. Thanks GoogleMaps.com!
Need a hotel room? We have negotiated special rates at two hotels that are located only a few miles from the Festival venue. Details are below. You can locate a number of other hotels in the area if you search through Hotels.com or Expedia.com, but these have offered discounted rates for Festival attendees and are as close to South Oaks as any other hotel.
Days Inn Arlington at 1901 W. Pleasant Ridge Road, Arlington, Texas 76015. This hotel is located west of Parks Mall in Arlington (about a mile closer to South Oaks than La Quinta) and is somewhat older and smaller but recently renovated, with swimming pool, complimentary breakfast, and limited room for jamming. The discounted Bluegrass Heritage rate is $69.30/night + tax for rooms with one bed and $75.60/night + tax for rooms with two beds. To get this rate, please call the hotel directly at 817-557-5828 and ask for the special Bluegrass Heritage rates. Click HERE for more information about the Days Inn Arlington.
La Quinta Inn at 4001 Scot's Legacy, Arlington, Texas 76015. This hotel is located just east of Parks Mall in Arlington (about a mile farther from South Oaks than the Days Inn) and is relatively new and large, with swimming pool, complimentary breakfast, and ample room for jamming. The discounted Bluegrass Heritage rate is $99/night + tax for double-bed rooms and $109/night + tax for king-bed rooms. To get this rate, you can call the hotel directly at 817-467-7756 and ask for the Bluegrass Heritage rate. You can also call the La Quinta Group Reservation Desk to make reservations at 1-800-642-4239 from 8a-7p Mon-Fri and 9a-2p on Saturday. Only 15 rooms of each type are available at our discounted rate, and you must confirm your reservation before Feb. 21, 2014. Click HERE for a map to the hotel.
Recreational Vehicles/Motor Homes. Because of problems caused by impolite RV/motor home operators at prior events, we ask that you do not park RVs or motor homes on the South Oaks property overnight. There are no hookups of any kind at South Oaks. If you would like to attend the Festival and stay in your motor home, check out Texan RV Ranch at 1961 Lone Star Road, Mansfield, Texas 76063 (toll free 866-348-3978) which is approximately 10 miles south of the South Oaks property just off Highway 287.
Can I come and go at the Festival? Of course. When you arrive at South Oaks, check in and get your wristband. The wristband will be your pass to get into the South Oaks Worship Center where the Festival will be going on. Parking is free, so come and go as you like.
What about food and drinks? The good folks of South Oaks will be offering food and drinks for sale during the Festival. Food service will be in the church’s Activities Building, which adjoins the Worship Center where the Festival will be going on. A covered walkway connects the two buildings. No food or drinks will be allowed in the Worship Center, but you can eat in the Activities Building or have lunch outside under the old oak trees!
Seating Policy. Reserved seats are reserved for the reserved seat ticket holders at all times. General admission seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. General admission seats that are not occupied for 15 minutes or longer become "available seats" and may be occupied by anyone with an admission wristband. An admission wristband is required for all seats. BHF is not responsible for lost or stolen wristbands or tickets. Please keep your wristband or ticket stub on your person at all times. Your wristband should be visible to BHF staff or presented to BHF staff upon request. Any personal belongings left in seats more than 15 minutes may be removed by BHF staff or other patrons. BHF is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings, including musical instruments.
Is there something other than the Festival for my family to enjoy? Absolutely! If you have family members who want to do something other than bluegrass, let them enjoy one of the other area attractions. There's plenty within 30 miles of the Festival. Grapevine Mills Mall and Parks Mall are close by for shopping. Attractions like Six Flags Over Texas, Hurricane Harbor Water park, the Amon Carter Museum, the Modern Museum of Fort Worth, the Kimbell Art Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Stockyards Museum, and the Vintage Flying Museum are within easy driving distance. Sports fans will be pleased to know that the Texas Rangers Ballpark and the Dallas Cowboys Stadium are about 16 miles northeast of South Oaks.
Prohibited items. Please don’t bring any alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or pets onto the South Oaks property. No smoking is allowed in any South Oaks building. South Oaks has most graciously allowed us to use their facilities. In return, we encourage all Festival patrons to treat the South Oaks staff and facilities with the highest level of courtesy and respect.