Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:59

2018 Master Musicians Festival Schedule

Friday, July 13

Lamay and Reese 4:00pm

Bendigo Fletcher 5:30pm

Joslyn & the Sweet Compressions  7:00pm

The Dead South 8:30pm

McNeil Voice Studio Winner 9:30pm

JD McPherson 10:00pm

Saturday, July 14

Kentucky Americana Women Songwriters 12:00pm

Grayson Jenkins and the Resolutions 1:30pm

Dawg Yawp 3:00pm

Arlo McKinley and the Lonesome Sound 4:30pm

Felice Brothers 6:00pm

Amanda Shires 7:30pm

John Prine 9:00pm


The #mmf2018 schedule is now set! Buy your tickets now for July 13-14, a weekend loaded with Americana, bluegrass, folk, rock and country music at Somerset Community College's Festival Field. 

Monday, 15 January 2018 20:17

Eastwood Records Stage

Presented by Citizens National Bank

We are happy to partner with Eastwood Records and Wildcat Harley Davidson this year to bring a second stage to MMF field. With this addition the Master Musicians Festival doubles our lineup size and highlights local and regional acts.

Friday July 13th, 2018

Eric Bolander 5:00pm

Bee Taylor 6:30pm

Luna and the Mountain Jetts 8:00pm

Saturday July 14, 2018

The Early Favorites 1:00pm

Coby Langham 2:30pm

John Clay 4:00pm

John R. Miller 5:30pm

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters 7:00pm

Magnolia Blvd 8:30pm

Rev John and the Backsliders 10:30pm

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Monday, 15 January 2018 19:34

McNeil Voice Studio Winner

Who Will Be the Winner?

Each year we pick one student to perform one song at MMF. This partnership with McNeil Voice Studio highlights their commitment to music education in our community.

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Monday, 15 January 2018 16:23

John Prine

Saturday, July 14, 2018  |  9:00 p.m.

Two time Grammy-award winner, John Prine, is a singer songwriter who, from his eponymously titled first LP release in 1971, has continued to write and perform songs that have become central to our American musical heritage. Classics like, ‘Angel from Montgomery’,‘Sam Stone,’ ‘Paradise,’ and ‘Hello in There’ speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty, and an extraordinary ability to get right through to the heart of the listener.

Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent whose writing is greatly admired by his peers. Performers who have recorded from his extensive catalog, include Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, the Everly Brothers, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper, Joan Baez, George Strait, Old Crow Medicine Show, Norah Jones, Bette Midler, Miranda Lambert and many others.

“He’s so good, we’re gonna have to break his fingers,” Kris Kristofferson said after witnessing a Prine performance. Bob Dylan remarked, “Beautiful songs… Nobody but Prine could write like that.”

But long before the awards and accolades, the concerts and many albums, John Prine trudged through snow in the cold Chicago winters, delivering mail across Maywood, his childhood suburb. “I always likened the mail route to a library with no books,” says John Prine. “I passed the time each day making up these little ditties.”

John’s parents, William Prine and Verna Ham Prine migrated from Paradise, Kentucky in 1934, joining the many others chasing work in the industrial north. They settled in a west Chicago suburb, and raised four boys. John and his brothers – David, Doug, and Billy – grew up in a close, loving extended family where country music, the Grand ‘Ol Opry, good Southern cooking, and annual visits ‘home’ to Kentucky were as naturally part of their lives as Chicago hot dogs and baseball!

With his career spanning more than 40 years Prine continues to perform at sold out shows all over the US, Canada, and Europe. Among the many awards and accolades John has received in recent times include is his 2003 induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award for songwriting and was honored at the Library of Congress by US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. Prine has become for many, not just a well loved and appreciated songwriter, but a bonafide American treasure.

John lives in Nashville, TN with his wife , Fiona, and enjoys spending time with their 3 sons, daughter-in-law, and grandson.

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