The Glen Rose Bluegrass Jamboree is underway at Oakdale Park, continuing through Saturday.

Thursday, Oct. 5 marked the first day of the event, which has been known as the Paluxy River Bluegrass Festival the last couple of years. This year, the organizers switched the event back to its original name.

Glen Rose is a fitting site for such an event. The city was declared the Bluegrass Capital of Texas in 1982 by act of the Texas Legislature.

Joe Bass & the Double Mountain Boys — a band that has been performing here every year since the city’s first bluegrass festival in 1972 — is making its final Glen Rose appearance. Bass, who resides in the Lipan area, has announced he is retiring from playing live concerts.

Other performers slated to play the festival include Kody Norris, Special Consensus, Salt Creek, Philip Ferguson & Texas True, Mark Phillips & IIIrd Generation, the award-winning Bluegrass Outlaws, Downtown String Band, Paluxy Pickers, and Cedar Junction.

Tickets are $20 for today (Friday) and $20 for Saturday. A multi-day pass is $45. Children age 16 and under are admitted for free.

To purchase tickets call the Glen Rose CVB at 254-897-3081.