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23 Years of the Master Musicians Festival

23 Years of the Master Musicians Festival Photograph by KSD

MMF-poster-1994-first-poster-5002016 is the 23rd year for the premier summer event in the Lake Cumberland region. The 2015 festival headliner was Dwight Yoakam, while 2014 featured The Counting Crows and 2013 featured Willie Nelson.

Past performers have included Mark O'Conner, "Pigmeat" Jarrett, Doc Watson, Nickel Creek, Richie Haven, JD Crowe, Punch Brothers, Robert Lockwood, Jean Ritchie, The Avett Brothers, Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show and hundreds of other captivating acts.

The Master Musicians Festival was named the Southeast Tourism Society's "Festival of the Year" for 2013 and has been featured in numerous publications and web reviews.



Willie Nelson

Photograph by John Fitzwater


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  • We couldn't do what we do at the Master Musicians Festival without our sponsors. We are honored to have Don Marshall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Nissan as our presenting sponsor again this year, plus a strong network of businesses and individuals who support our mission to enhance musical excellence in our region! If you see a representative of one of these businesses at the festival, say thanks! 9 days left, y'all!
  • Guess what, guys. IT'S 10 DAYS UNTIL #mmf2017! Hungry for festival food yet? #getinmybelly #mastermusicfest #thecountdownison