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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


MMF poster 2008 15 years

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  • LIKE, SHARE AND COMMENT with your three favorite performances from this year's Master Musicians Festival! Winner will receive this awesome poster signed by Dawes, Blackberry Smoke, Old 97's, Parker Millsap and Colter Wall! Contest will end Saturday, July 29th! #mastermusicfest #mmf2017
  • Can't wait to find out who all gonna me there next year playing and preforming?