1999 Kentucky
Music Week

A wonderful week of music, classes, jamming, making new friends and seeing old ones again in one of the most beautiful towns in the country. July 19 - 23, 1999.
Adult sessions meet for one hour per days for five days:
     Any five adult sessions, $180
     Any four adult sessions, $150
     Any three adult sessions, $120
     Any two adult sessions, $90
     One adult session, $45
     Full week child, "kids camp", 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., $80
LodgingOur hotel is the Best Western, newly remodeled, with large, comfortable rooms, convenient parking, a beautiful swimming pool and 24-hour jamming in their new 300 seat convention area, just outside your door! 1999 rates are still $57 per single or double plus tax per day. Camping is available at Holt's Campground and Fishing Lake, $10 per night including full hookups.
MealsA continental breakfast is included for those staying at the Best Western Motel. Others may join us in breakfast for $3 per meal. Lunch is on your own, or you may eat with the instructors at school for $4.50 per meal. You are welcome to join us for supper as a group at fine local restaurants, ordering from the menu.
Class LocationOur classes are held at Nelson County High School, an air conditioned facility with all your classrooms on one floor. A jamming room will open at 2:50 and a general store will be open to meet your musical needs. Snacks, soft drinks and coffee are available in the school all week.
Sunday - Informal Jam at the Best Western, 8 pm - ?, free, food included.
Monday - Campground luau at Holt's Campground. Bonfire, hotdogs, music and more! Free. 8:30 pm - ?
Tuesday - Participants' Concert at the Civic Center, 8:00 pm. Free.
Wednesday - The Stephen Foster Drama at Talbot Amphitheater. Group price of $12 per ticket, including 8:00 p.m. hotel pickup. -or- Dessert Train Ride and Jammin' On The Train. Group price of $12.00 per ticket includes choice of various home-made pies or cakes and drink plus train ride on 1940's vintage passenger train. 8:00 p.p. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday - Instructor Concert at the Civic Center, 8:30 pm, $5 adult/$2 child.
Friday - Follies! Party time! Held in the Best Western Jam Room, informal time for classes or groups to show what they have learned. 8:30. Free, food included.
During the festival, physical therapist Alice Burton will give a workshop on typical physical problems that musicians develop and how to prevent and treat these ailments. Alice will also have limited time slots available during the week to give personal consultations, including evaluations and suggested treatment. Some charges may apply.
Musical Instrument rental available if needed for weekly fees ranging from $6 - $15. Mountain dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, banjo, autoharp, celtic harp.
Kids' CampFun-filled kids' camp includes classes in autoharp, mountain dulcimer, tin whistle, vocals, and much, much more! No instruments required except a tin whistle in the key of D (available for a small charge, or bring your own.) Snacks and play breaks in the school playground are included. Children are with parents during lunch, 11:30 - 1:00. Ages are approximately 6 through 12, depending on the individual child. "A" Kids' Camp is for older children with some playing experience.
Helpful hints:
  • Look over the schedule. Choose your classes List these classes on your registration form. Make sure to list your skill level.

  • Check to see if any of your classes have materials charges. If there is a charge, indicate the amount on the registration form, but do not send money - you will pay the instructor directly.

  • Let us know if you intend to camp, or stay in a motel. Do not send your lodging or camping fees to KMW - pay the facility directly!

  • Soon after you send in your application with your check (keep a copy of the registration form for your files!) you will receive a festival packet with your confirmed schedule, arrival information, map, etc. Your registration button will be issued to you upon arrival.

  • Check in and final registration will be held on Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Information Booth located at the rear stage entrance of the Iroquois Amphitheatre in Louisville, and also on July 18th from 8:00m pm until 10:00 at the Best Western in Bardstown. A welcome party and informal jamming session will be held at the hotel beginning at 7:00 pm on Sunday night.
  • For more information about Kentucky Music Week,
    or to be put on the mailing list for the 1999 Week, please contact:
         Nancy Barker, KMW Inc., P.O. Box 86, Bardstown, KY 40004
         Phone: (502) 348-5237         KYTreeFrog@aol.com
    Kentucky Music Week/Weekend, Inc. is a non-profit organization
    to further traditional music, dance and arts.