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Seedtime on the Cumberland


  • Appalshop 91 Madison Street Whitesburg, KY, 41858 United States (map)

Appalshop's Annual Festival of Mountain Arts! 

Seedtime's 32nd Annual year, we're celebrating youth in the mountains with a focus on Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) and The STAY Project (STAY). Seedtime has always been a time of year to portray the depth and richness of our culture and celebrate the process of passing it on to new generations. In 2018, AMI celebrates 30 years of youth media making and STAY celebrates 10 years of bringing mountain youth together to create, advocate for, and participate in safe, sustainable, engaging and inclusive communities.

This year we also kick off Seedtime weekend with Levitt AMP Whitesburg Music Series on Thursday, May 31. We'll partner with the City of Whitesburg / Letcher County Farmers' Market to bring back the Seedtime Parade on Saturday morning down Tanglewood Trail! 

Amythyst Kiah of Johnson City, TN will headline Friday with her Southern gothic blues, and Kentucky singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joan Shelley closes out Seedtime on Saturday night. They are both on tour with new music and excited to visit Whitesburg again. The rest of the weekend will be filled with regional art, film, crafts and young musicians, many of which were part of AMI and STAY programming over the years.

Full Line-up:

The Old Souls String Band
Pierceton Hobbs
The New Beckham County Ramblers
Brett Ratliff
Senora May
Amythyst Kiah
WMMT's Passing the Pick and Bow students & faculty
Kevin Howard
Lee Sexton 
Sarah Morgan
Meghan Bryant, Ella Webster, and Grace Rodgers
Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes
Maiden Radio
The Local Honeys
Joan Shelley
Ginny's Kitchen - Carcassonne square dance band

Check back here and follow www.seedtimefestival.org for updates on the 32 Annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival.

Later Event: June 4
Paint Party