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39th annual Kentucky Music Weekend kicks off in Iroquois Park

The 39th annual Kentucky Music Weekend kicked-off at 7 p.m. Friday in Iroquois Park. (Source: WAVE 3 News) The 39th annual Kentucky Music Weekend kicked-off at 7 p.m. Friday in Iroquois Park. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - If you didn't get your full live music fix at Forecastle Festival then here's some good news for you, there's more live music being performed in the Metro.

The 39th annual Kentucky Music Weekend kicked-off at 7 p.m. Friday in Iroquois Park.

The festival celebrates folk music and features arts, crafts and plenty of food.

Kentucky Music Weekend released the following schedule of events:

Saturday, July 26

  • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. - Musical Instrument Instructional Workshops. Location: Meet instructors at the back stage entrance to the Amphitheater. Classes offered: Mountain Dulcimer. $20 fee paid directly to instructors.
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Arts & Crafts at Iroquois. A variety of artists and crafters display their wares along the tree-lined walkway just outside the Iroquois Amphitheater. FREE
  • 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Kentucky Music Weekend Park Stage 1. Located under the trees and among the crafts outside the Iroquois Amphitheater. FREE
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Gazebo Stage 2. Located at the crossroads near the back of Iroquois Amphitheater. FREE
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Jam Tent with Louisville Dulcimer Society. Informal area for jamming. All are welcome - bring your own chairs. FREE
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Sunny Hill Pavilion Second Festival Jam Site. Informal area for jamming. All are welcome to share music together. FREE
  • 12 p.m. - Iroquois Amphitheater Main Stage. Kentucky State Mountain and Hammered Dulcimer Championship Contests. Registration and check in from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Main Entrance.
  • 1 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Iroquois Amphitheater Main Stage. Mini concerts during contest deliberations followed by concerts and workshops.
  • 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Main Stage Evening Concerts - Iroquois Amphitheater ($10 per person donation with proceeds going to performers.)
- Keltricity - Celtic Band

- Sue Massek & Friends - Banjo picker, socially conscious song-writer, singer and some of the members of Reel World String Band

- Rick Thum - High powered hammered dulcimer player

- John Gage, Aaron Bibelhauser, & Steve Cooley - Master musicians all!

- Small Potatoes - Dynamic instrumentalists and songwriting duo

- TDH4 - Laid back, bluesy/jazzy/folksy group.

- Susan Trump - Beautiful vocals, intricate and beautiful dulcimer instrumentals

- Sparky & Rhonda Rucker - Rockin' Traditional Blues

- Storefront Congregation - Intricate vocal and instrumental harmonies blend together in this bluegrass/newgrass band.

Sunday, July 27

  • 12 to 5 p.m. - Arts & Crafts at Iroquois. A variety of artists and crafters display their wares along the tree-lined walkway just outside the Iroquois Amphitheater. FREE
  • 12 to 5 p.m. - Kentucky Music Weekend Park Stage 1. Located under the trees and among the crafts outside the Iroquois Amphitheater. FREE
  • 12 to 4 p.m. Gazebo Stage 2. Located at the cross roads near the rear entrance of Iroquois Amphitheater. FREE
  • 12 to 4 p.m. - Jam Tent with Louisville Dulcimer Society. Informal area for jamming located at the end of the walkway near Kenwood Drive park entrance under the double tent. All are welcome - bring your own chairs. FREE
  • 12 to 4 p.m. - Sunny Hill Pavilion Second Festival Jam Site. Informal area for jamming. All are welcome to share music together. FREE

For more information about the event, click here.

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