SEEDTIME ON THE CUMBERLAND is the Appalshop’s annual summer festival celebrating Appalachian people, music, arts, and culture.
On June 6th & 7th, 2014, Appalshop will host the 28th annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, a celebration of traditional arts, mountain music & culture held every year in downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky. This year’s event is shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend, with a variety of musical performances, local food, arts & crafts vendors, literary readings, workshops, film screenings, jam sessions & kids’ activities, all happening over the course of the two-day festival!
This year’s festival will begin on Friday, June 6th with festivities kicking off at 4:00 PM, and music on stage at 5:30 PM. The festival will continue through Saturday night, with an evening performance from the Town Mountain String Band, followed by a special downtown edition of the Carcassonne Square Dance. Arts, crafts & food vendors will remain open throughout the festival, and a variety of special events will be held throughout the weekend.
Seedtime on the Cumberland began in 1987 as a way to promote the musical traditions and cultural heritage of our local people by providing a venue right here in the mountains for these incredibly talented artists to display, perform and share their work. Seedtime commonly features performances by old-time master musicians alongside barn-burning sets by cutting-edge bluegrass groups, incredible visual arts exhibits, and hands-on workshops that are fun for the whole family.
Email: [email protected] ○ Phone: (606) 633-0108 ○ Fax: (606) 633-1009
Address: Seedtime on the Cumberland ○ 91 Madison Ave., Whitesburg, KY 41858