Mountain Music is back!: Carter Caves State Resort Park to hold Mountain Music Festival next month.

A Mountain Music Festival is being held at Kentucky’s Carter Caves State Resort Park next month. The Fraley Mountain Music Gathering will take place on 4th to 7th September. The festival is named after J.P. Fraley, a known fiddle titles collector at festivals in Appalachia. The fest celebrates the traditional Appalachian music that was started by Annadeene and J.P.Fraley in 1971.

The fest will have regional musicians enjoying traditional music in parking lots and around campfires while concerts will be held in the park amphitheater from Thursday to Saturday. The audience will get to enjoy a variety of folk, old-time, early country, and other genres. Instruments include guitar, banjo, dulcimer, fiddle along with singing and storytelling.

Twenty-five bands are performing in this year’s festival. The line up includes Robin Kessinger, Reed Island Rounders, John Tierney, The Morgans, Roger Cooper, Hunter Walker, Jericho, Toni Sager, Big Possum String Band, The 1937 Flood, and more. There will be workshops available during the day too.

The Carter Cave Resort had lodges, vacation cottages, RVs, and primitive campsites with dining options. There are more activity options around the park, such as hiking, golf, horseback riding, and more.

The tickets are available on their site for sale and are priced around $5 to $10. For more details, click here.