The 24th Annual
National City
Kentucky Music

July 16-18 1999
Iroquois Amphitheater
Louisville, Kentucky
Iroquois Summer
Arts and Crafts

July 17 & 18, 1999
Iroquois Amphitheater
Louisville, Kentucky
The 16th Annual
Kentucky Music

July 19-23 1999
Bardstown, Kentucky
For the 24th consecutive year Kentucky Music Weekend brings together the finest performers of Kentucky traditional music.

The Kentucky Music Weekend evening concerts present an anthology of native music from the British Isles, century-old banjo tunes, popular radio artists of the 30s and modern songwriter-performers reflecting the heritage of the mountains and rivers so essential to the development of our culture.The afternoons offer Close-Up Concerts, workshops (including harmony singing, ballads, banjo, dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, songwriting and storytelling) Old-Time street dances and much, much more!

Evening concerts begin at 7:00 pm both Friday and Saturday and present a showcase of both regional and national performers, celebrating Kentucky's musical traditions.

One of the highlight of the Kentucky Music Weekend for the past 17 years has been a high-quality, juried crafts festival specializing in unique crafts. More than 75 booths dot the tree-lined area arounf the Amphitheater where craftspeople demonstrate techniques used to create their works. Some of the region's finest dulcimer and hammered dulcimer builders will also be on hand.

I.S.A.A.C. is free to the public. For additional information write to Ms. Sandi Nipp, 3519 Burba Road., New Haven, KY 40051.

Note: Primitive camping is available by opermit at the festival site during the weekend for $5.00 per unit per night. Obtain your permit in the camping area when you arrive.

Kentucky Music Week offers a full five days of instruction in approximately 25 arts, from dulcimer and hammered dulcimer playing and building to ballad singing and banjo, plus evening activities. Our instructors are top names in their fields; many are past Kentucky Music Weekend performers.

Kentucky Music Week will begin with registration during Kentucky Music Weekend at the Information Booth, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm both Saturday, July 17th and Sunday, July 18th. Registration will take place at the Best Western Motel in Bardstown, Kentucky.

Full schedule, administrative details and registration forms are available on the website!

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Kentucky Music Week would not be possible without the support of:
  • Nelson County Arts Project
    • The Kentucky Arts Council
    • The National Endowment for the Arts
  • The Nelson County Board of Education
  • Best Western Motel
  • Bardstown/Nelson County Tourism
  • Bardstown/Nelson County Chamber of Commerce
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
Kentucky Music Week/Weekend, Inc. is a non-profit organization
to further traditional music, dance and arts.