Department of Parks
Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ Sept. 6-10 At Carter Caves State Resort Park
OLIVE HILL, Ky. – Carter Caves State Resort Park will play host next month to a festival that preserves traditional Eastern Kentucky music.
The J.P. Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin’ will be Sept. 6-10 at the state park near Olive Hill. Musicians – ranging from professionals to beginners – will be found around campfires, in the parking lots and on the stage during the five-day event.
The music will start Wednesday, Sept. 6 at with a Campground Get Together. The music will continue through Sunday night. Tickets may be purchased for each day or a $20 ticket for the entire event is available.
Invited musicians include: Ann & Phil Case, Robin Kessinger, Bob Buckingham, Bill & Connie Lowe, The 1937 Flood, Roger Cooper, The Corndrinkers, Bobby Taylor, John Harrod, Reed Island Rounders, John Tierney, The Morgans, Diane Jones, Steve Kilby, Alan Freeman, Paul Smith, Nick & Kathy Hallman, Sunset Dawn, Carl & Betty Ross, Wiley Dew, Jesse Wells, Deb and Amy.
Carter Caves State Resort Park has a lodge, cabins and a campground, along with a restaurant.
For more information, call the park at 1-800-325-0059. Carter Caves State Resort Park is located in northeastern Kentucky, 4 miles off I-64, between Grayson and
Olive Hill (exit 161).
You may also visit the festival website: www.reedisland.com/RIR/fraleyfest.htm
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov