Blue Ridge Fest May 11

Bobby Rydell will entertain at Blue Ridge Fest

The 15th annual Blue Ridge Fest will take place May 11 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative’s covered outdoor facility at 734 W. Main St. in Pickens. The festival boasts the largest classic car cruise-in event in the Upstate, along with a Beach Night show and dance.

Special entertainment will feature 1960’s rock-n-roll stars Bobby Rydell and Jimmy Clanton, as well as performances by Jim Quick and Coastline. With more than 4,000 people attending in 2011, Blue Ridge Fest has raised more than $150,000 annually to benefit local human-help organizations in Greenville, Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties.

Admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Children ages 7–12 are admitted for $8 in advance or $10 at the gate, while those ages six or younger are admitted free. Attendees arriving with up to four people in a classic car (1979 or older) are admitted for $25. For classic cars, line-up begins at noon, and gates open at 2:00 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit or call (800) 240-3400.