Kentucky Artist Mark McFerron is MMF's 2015 feature visual artist. As we have every year, MMF will auction his original watercolor to help support and continue one of Kentucky's premier music festivals.

What follows is Mark's statement about his piece "For the Love of Music."

Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:39

2015 Lineup to be Announced April 2

Want to know who will headline MMF 2015? Be at Pub 311 in Somerset one week from today, April 2! Kevin Dalton and the Tuesday Blooms will be performing. This event is sponsored by the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce. MMF 2015 presented by Don Marshall Ram. #MasterMusicFest #MMF2015 #KentuckyLoud

(July 8, 2014) - Counting Crows (the Master Musicians Festival 2014 Headliner) will release their highly-anticipated seventh studio album titled Somewhere Under Wonderlandon Tuesday, September 2 on Capitol Records. The first song on the album “Palisades Park” is available now on iTunes with the purchase of the full album at The short film of “Palisades Park,” directed by Bill Fishman, is also available now and can be seen at Starting today, fans can order limited-edition versions of the album with an art book or art portfolio directly from the band at and at Amazon. 

Thanks to Don Marshall Auto in Somerset, Kentucky, you can win two weekend passes, provide financial support to the Master Musicians Festival, and be eligible to win a new Dodge Ram truck or other vehicle! Just visit Don Marshall on July 10th, take a test drive and tell them you’re there to support the MMF! You’ll be entered into a drawing for passes AND Don Marshall will give $20 to the Master Musicians Festival. You will also be entered into the 2014 Chrysler Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $45,000 credit toward the purchase of a Chrysler Group vehicle! 

Thursday, 19 June 2014 14:26

21 and Counting Down the Days!

Celebrating the 21st year of the Master Musicians Festival (featuring the Counting Crows) and keeping with this year’s theme of “21 and Counting,” tomorrow we kick off the 21-day countdown to the start of this year’s event. Follow us on Facebook and share our countdown posts for chances to win tickets, branded merchandise and more... and to help promote this great festival!

Tuesday, 03 June 2014 19:03

2014 Festival Artwork on Display

Every year the Master Musicians Festival selects a visual artist to represent the Festival with a music-themed image. The artwork is proudly displayed on the front of our annual festival lineup t-shirt. The original artwork is auctioned during the festival in a live auction that begins on Friday and ends Saturday afternoon. Proceeds go to benefit the Master Musicians Festival for the current year.

This year's "Funkzilla" is by featured artist Kay Kay Stonecypher of Somerset. The painting is on dispaly at the Carnegie Community Arts Center in downtown Somerset until the Festival opens.


Congratulations to Tim Allen for being named the 2014 Master Musicians Festival Music Educator of the Year!

Each year the Master Musicians Festival honors someone who made a significant impact as a educator of music in the Lake Cumberland Region. Every performer on the MMF stage has had someone who has guided or inspired them, and it is time to say "Thank You." The MMF board takes nominations all year long and votes each year to honor someone that has dedicated their life to the importance of music education. 

Tim Allen currently is the Director of Instrumental Ensembles at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. He was the Director of Bands at Adair County Schools in Columbia, Kentucky having taught there for twenty-eight years.  He obtained his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and holds a Master’s Degree from Western Kentucky University. 

Frankfort, Kentucky, May 1, 2014 — The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has selected Master Musicians Festival as part of their 2014 Summer Top 10 Festivals & Events.

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