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.

Check out this year’s schedule, learn more about some of this year’s artists, and keep checking back for more information on Seedtime 2014!  We can’t wait to see you!

Contact us:

Email: [email protected] Phone: (606) 633-0108 ○ Fax: (606) 633-1009

Address: Seedtime on the Cumberland 91 Madison Ave., Whitesburg, KY 41858

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On this site, learn about Seedtime, read about its history, or check out photos from past years. We’ll seeya at Seedtime!