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2016 Fraley Festival of
Traditional Music

September 7 - 10
the weekend after Labor Day

Carter Caves State Resort Park
Olive Hill, Kentucky

The Fraley Festival will be taking place again as it has for 45 years. Carter Caves State Resort Park is the location, with activities in the lodge, campground, and the Annadeene and J.P. Fraley Amphitheater. Workshops take place during daylight hours and performances of many players of traditional music take place in the evening. The festival celebrates the traditional Appalachian music of the region and was started by Annadeene and J.P. Fraley in 1971. Fiddling, singing, banjo, guitar, and dulcimer playing, and storytelling are what you get to hear when you come to the festival. Musicians and listeners come back year after year to enjoy the good music and good company in this beautiful park. .

The festival features lots of activities
Jamming in the parking lots and outside the lodge.
Evening concert performances of 10-minute sets of traditional music.
Demonstration workshops of instruments, singing and storytelling.
Enjoyment of the beautiful park including hiking to caves, natural bridges and box canyons.
RV and primive campgrounds with plenty of music!

Come join us in 2016!

Check out the photos from the 2013 festival!

2016 Press Release

Fraley Video Tribute

JP Fraley: In Rememberance

Ashland Independent:
Fiddler J.P. Fraley

was a ‘Kentucky treasure'

Friends of Carter Caves


Kentucky State Parks

Commonwealth of Kentucky

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