For the 27th spring, the sweet sound of bluegrass music will fill the Floyd County air as the Armuchee Bluegrass Festival returns to town.

According to Joey Jordan with the festival, this year’s event is scheduled for this Friday and Saturday on Ga. 140, about two miles east of U.S. 27, at 899 Turkey Mountain Road. The annual barbecue will be Thursday evening around 6 p.m., and Jordan described it as a “family reunion-style, church picnic,” where participants are invited to bring an item to share.

Tickets for the festival are $5, and they are good for both days of the event.

The music will kick off Friday at 6 p.m., and Jordan said a host of musicians will play all types of bluegrass music during the weekend.

“We have 14 bands scheduled for Friday night and 26 bands scheduled for Saturday,” Jordan said. “And some of the most fun is when some people just get together with their instruments and start to jam. It’s great when people just get to visit and play music together.”

Jordan said attendees are welcome to bring their own instruments to perform at those impromptu jam sessions.

The festival will take place, rain or shine, with a covered concert area on the grounds. There will be food and beverages for sale by the Adairsville High band boosters, and the festival is open to all ages.

For more information about this year’s Armuchee Bluegrass Festival, call Jordan at 706-232-0549.