J.P. Fraley's Mountain Music Gatherin'
Sept. 7-11, 2005  Carter Caves State Park
Olive Hill, Kentucky

     Join us for a weekend gathering of traditional musicians and lovers of old time music and help preserve the rich musical heritage of the Eastern Kentucky Hills.
Join master fiddler J.P. Fraley at this festival that features professional and beginning musicians alike playing on stage, jamming in the parking lots, and sharing music around the campfires of Carter Caves.

Festival Schedule: 
(full schedule below...) 

Some of the activities include:

Campground Get Together
Open Stage concerts
Banjo Gatherin'
Dulcimer Gatherin

Fiddle Gatherin'
Guitar Gatherin'

Evening Concerts
(with scheduled performers)
Gospel Music in the campground

...and there is ALWAYS jamming in the
campground, the parking lots,
and anywhere two or more musicians
might gather!


Fun for all ages!
Carter Caves offers something for everyone ~
take a hike through the woods, swim,
and explore the cool caves!
The festival adds a special touch, with music,
storytelling, jamming in the parking lots,
meeting old friends and new!

Some of the invited musicians include:

Ann and Phil Case
Bobby Taylor
Robin Kessinger
Bob Buckingham
Roger Cooper
Doug Chaffin
Annie MacFie
The Corndrinkers
Wiley Dew
Bo-D and Jennings Morgan
Reed Island Rounders
Alan Freeman
Carl & Betty Ross
Nick Hallman
Sunset Dawn
Bill & Connie Lowe
Harper & Wansie Van Hoy
Steve & Penny Kilby

~  and many more!
Wednesday, Sept. 7,  Evening ~

Free Campground Get-together

Come to the campground and enjoy an evening
of music and entertainment under the stars!
Thursday, Sept. 8   7-11pm.

Open Stage Concert ~ $5
At the ampitheater next to the lodge

Friday, Sept. 9

Afternoon 1-4 pm, $3:

Stage concerts and music, including:

Open Stage
Banjo Gatherin'
Dulcimer Gatherin'

Evening 7-11pm, $8:
Evening Concert
At the ampitheater
next to the lodge

Sat., Sept. 10

Morning & Afternoon,
11am-4pm, $3:

Stage concerts and music, including:

Fiddle Gatherin'
Guitar Gatherin'
Carter Family Songs

Evening, 7-11pm, $10:
Evening Concert
At the ampitheater
next to the lodge

Sunday, Sept. 11
Morning, 9-11am.,   FREE:
Gospel music in the Campground:
Service followed by a Gospel Sing

Admission for Thurs.- Sun. programs,
only $20

J.P. and...



(... on stage at 
the festival in 1992)

the J.P. Fraley Mountain Music Gatherin' is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Annadeene.

PLEASE VISIT... Photo Gallery from 2004!

Photo Gallery from 2003!
Photo Gallery from 2002!

Photo Gallery from 2001!

ACCOMMODATIONS: Carter Caves has a  lodge,  vacation cottages, RV camp sites and primitive camp sites.  
For reservations call 1-800-325-0059.
Camp sites are available on a first come-first serve basis.

FOOD: The Lodge dining room is a public facility offering a wide variety of meals.  It is open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Carter Caves State Park is located in northeastern Kentucky, 4 miles off I-64 between Grayson and Olive Hill (exit 161). 
(click here to visit the Carter Caves website)

For additional information about the Mountain Music Gatherin' call the park at (606) 286-4411. 

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