Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:22

MMF Selected as a KTIA 2015 Summer Top Festival & Event

FRANKFORT, Kentucky (May 1, 2015) – The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has selected the 2015 Master Musicians Festival one of its 2015 Summer Top Festivals & Events.

Hosted July 10-11 at Somerset Community College's Festival Field, Master Musicians Festival was named the Southeast Tourism Society’s Shining Example of the Year in 2013 and twice named as an STS Top Twenty Event. MMF is a premier event in the Lake Cumberland region and beyond.  This festival has remained true to its roots, paying special tribute to “Master Musicians” who have devoted much of their lives to preserving their musical heritage and whose contributions have had a significant effect in their musical genre. Musicians such as Counting Crowes, Willie Nelson, Howard Doc Watson, Odetta, Vassar Clements, Guy Clark and J. D. Crowe have entertained thousands. 

The festival brings some of the best new and upcoming artists, local talent offering great music for everyone’s taste and for 2015 will feature Kentucky artists.  During the past 22 years, the festival has averaged 3,000 to 6,000 attendees (2013-2014 averaged 6,000-plus each year).  The festival has tremendous community support, with an all-volunteer/working board of directors.  More than 150 volunteers and many public/private partnerships work together each summer to ensure that the festival is a continuing success for the thousands that come to Somerset every year. 

For information, visit or call 606-676-0865.

A panel of impartial judges selects the Kentucky Travel Industry Association Top Festivals & Events for each season.  Criteria for selection include popularity of the event, its impact on the local tourism economy as well as cultural and historical significance.  



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Presented by

Don Marshall Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram

Friday Night Headliner Sponsor

City of Somerset Tourism

Diamond Sponsors

Somerset-Pulaski County Convention & Visitors Bureau
iHeart Radio
Somerset 106.1

Platinum Sponsors

Kentucky Utilities/PPL
Prairie Farms
Clark Distributing & West Sixth Brewing
Forcht Broadcasting

Gold Sponsors

A1A Communications
Big Ass Fans
Citizens National Bank
Commonwealth Journal
Dairy Queen Grill and Chill
East Kentucky Power Cooperative
Hardee’s of Somerset
Kentucky National Guard
Mark E. Clark, CPA
Somerset Community College
Somerset Police Department

Silver Sponsors

Best Western Midtown Inn & Suites
Dr. and Mrs. John Patton
First & Farmers National Bank
Law Office of Rhonda Hatfield Jeffers
Pulaski County Government
Somerset Morning Rotary Club

Bronze Sponsors

Amon's Sugar Shack
Bob Brown and Winter Huff, Attorneys
Charles Cromer Allstate Agency
Circuit Judge Jeffrey T. Burdette
Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Comfort Keepers
Mrs. Cornelia Cooper
Cumberland Valley National Bank
Mr. & Mrs. David & Terry Weddle
Mr. & Mrs. Jack & Nina Wilhelm
Century 21 Key Associates Team, Kathy Sears
Keystone Financial Group
Owens Garden Center

Monticello Banking Company
Mr. & Mrs. Ross & Kelly Rutt
South Kentucky RECC 
Texas Roadhouse

Friends of MMF

Mr. & Mrs. Bill & Janie Cain
Burnside Tourism
Chuck Sobieck, Edward Jones-Financial Advisor
Community Trust Bank
Cumberland Orthodontics, PSC