TRIPinfo.com, a leading online resource for travel professionals booking groups in the United States, has selected the Master Musicians Festival in Somerset, KY, as one of 54 Famous American Festivals.
The website has developed a comprehensive database of more than 3,000 festivals across the country, and for this distinction, selected 54 that represented many different facets of American life.
MMF was one of two festivals in Kentucky highlighted in the website’s summer festival guide. The second was the Kentucky Derby Festival in Louisville.
“It is such an honor for our festival to be recognized for all the things that make it unique — our dedication to bringing diverse musical excellence to rural Kentucky, supporting local and regional artists, and honoring musicians who have devoted their lives to preserving musical heritage,” said MMF President Tiffany Bourne. “We hope people from across the nation will continue to visit Lake Cumberland, attend MMF and learn more about what makes our community such a special place.”
Now in its 24th year, 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. MMF is held annually the second weekend in July at Somerset Community College’s Festival Field.
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The Master Musicians Festival kicks off its 23rd year in blues-rock fashion by welcoming five-time GRAMMY nominated singer/guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band as its headliner, along with a lineup packed with Americana, rock, folk, bluegrass, country, soul and R&B masters. The two-day event, presented by Don Marshall Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, returns to Somerset Community College’s Festival Field on July 8-9, 2016.
Somerset’s first craft brewery celebrated the beginning of American Craft Beer Week Sunday with the installation of tanks in its newly renovated facility on the town’s fountain square.
Jarfly Brewing owners and Somerset residents Daniel Stroud and Delaney Stephens, who have been working since fall 2015 to remodel the former Goldenberg Furniture building on West Mount Vernon Street, hope to open their brewery and taproom to the public by mid-summer. With tanks installed, they can soon begin brewing in the new location.
Crappie USA will return to Lake Cumberland April 8-9. This is the opportunity for local anglers to compete for a minimum payback of $10,000 in cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the 2016 Cabela's Crappie USA Classic. A total of 54 teams will qualify to compete at The Classic event that will be held October 27-29 on Kentucky and Barkley lakes at Paris, Tenn.
In a list that highlights 11 of Kentucky's most enchanting manmade wonders, Onlyinyourstate.com has selected Lake Cumberland No. 1.
"This beautiful 63,000 acre manmade lake has more than 1,200 miles of shoreline and is one of the 10 largest manmade lakes in the U.S.," the author, Jenn Shockley, writes about Lake Cumberland.
Other landmarks selected in this list include the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, the state's dams, and Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption.
Onlyinyourstate.com highlights the best in food, attractions and lifestyle in every state in America.
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