25 Years of the Master Musicians Festival

25 Years of the Master Musicians Festival Photograph by KSD

MMF-poster-1994-first-poster-500 2018 is the 25th year for the premier summer event in the Lake Cumberland region. The 2017 festival headliner was Dawes, while recent years featured  Dwight Yoakam, The Counting Crows and 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


MMF poster 2008 15 years

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  • https://consequenceofsound.net/2018/02/size-doesnt-matter-why-festivalgoers-should-think-smaller/
  • Master Musicians Festival shared John Prine's post.Check it out! #mmf25