Kentucky Music Weekend / Arts & Crafts at Iroquois July 25-27th

This is a great event, lots of craft vendors and music..

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For the 39th consecutive year, the KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND folk festival brings together some of the finest folk musicians and Kentucky traditions to Louisville’s  Iroquois Amphitheater and the tree-lined area nearby.  Voted into law as Kentucky’s “Premier Folk Festival”, KMW continues to be one of the top folk festivals in the country. 

There will be a $10 “suggested donation” for adults. Children under 12 are free.   Daytime events are free.  Donations go to pay artists, festival costs and expenses.   Those having a tough economic time can still come to the festival and bring their families, paying whatever they can.  Those that are able to pay are supporting these artists and also contributing to continuing Kentucky’s musical heritage through this event.

For the ninth year, KMW will host the Kentucky State Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championship contests during the Saturday daytime events.  The contests will be held from 12:00 noon until about 2:00 PM, with the first place winners receiving either a McSpadden Mountain Dulcimer or Jake’s Cabin Hammered Dulcimer, a trophy, plus entry fees to the Walnut Valley national contests in Winfield, Kansas.  For registration information please visit the KMW web site and search under contest information. 

The Kentucky Theater Project will be recording the evening concerts for future “Kentucky Homefront” radio programs on regional National Public Radio stations. The Kentucky Theater Project is a partner/sponsor of KMW. 

Kentucky Music Weekend would not be possible without the help of many organizations as well as individuals.  Metro Councilman, Dan Johnson, is a major sponsor again this year, helping with facility costs.   The Louisville Dulcimer Society continues to be a sponsor along with Kentucky Music Week, Inc., Iroquois Amphitheater and Metro Parks, and a large group of tireless volunteers continuing this 38 year musical tradition.  McSpadden Mountain Dulcimers and Jake’s Cabin Hammered Dulcimers are contest sponsors, providing instruments to grand prize winners.  Artist fees come from donations received during the event.

 

http://www.kentuckymusicweekend.com/

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