Appalachian artists shine at Kickin’ it on the Creek

In its third year, Kickin’ it on the Creek, located a “Country mile” from downtown Irvine, Ky. May just be the best festival you’ve never heard about. Continue reading Appalachian artists shine at Kickin’ it on the Creek

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Inaugural Petefest aims to “Stomp the Stigma”

Organized in memory of Pete Jones and to raise money for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, the first annual PeteFest at Jones Fields outside Louisville was a smashing success. Driving up to the festival it was hard to fathom how close it was to the bustling downtown of Louisville, with meandering roads hugged by bustling tree lines leading to the festival grounds, offering the perfect escape for a weekend of music and philanthropy. Continue reading Inaugural Petefest aims to “Stomp the Stigma”

Moontower elevates its stock in year four

During a summer that’s seen Mother Nature prove uncooperative with Kentucky’s music festivals including soggy grounds at The Moonshiner’s Ball in May and a flash flood that wiped out Rudyfest in June, Saturday proved to be a pleasant surprise for Moontower Music Festival with sunny skies and a slight breeze throughout the day.  Continue reading Moontower elevates its stock in year four

Master Musicians Festival builds to a rousing finale for growing audience

Since 1994 the Master Musicians Festival has brought marquee names to Somerset and the Lake Cumberland region including The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Willie Nelson. This weekend’s 24th annual gathering boasted fan favorites Colter Wall, Old 97’s, Dawes and Blackberry Smoke on stage at Festival Field at Somerset Community College. Continue reading Master Musicians Festival builds to a rousing finale for growing audience

Festival of the Bluegrass finishes with a late-night party

Saturday at Festival of the Bluegrass featured arguably the 44th annual gathering’s most diverse lineup, musically speaking, with equal amounts of traditional and progressive bluegrass from bands such as The Grascals, The Wooks, Seldom Scene and Town Mountain amplified into the sea of attendees in lawn chairs. Continue reading Festival of the Bluegrass finishes with a late-night party