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The Hills Will Be Alive with Music!

The Fraley Festival of Traditional Music
September 3 - 6, 2014

Carter Caves State Resort Park
Olive Hill, Kentucky

The Fraley Festival of Traditional Music will be taking place the first weekend after Labor Day as it has for 45 years in the beautiful setting of Carter caves State Resort Park. It is a weekend gathering of people who love to play and listen to traditional mountain music of Eastern Kentucky. People with fiddles, banjos, folk songs, ballands, guitars, dulcimers, and autoharps play on the amphitheater stage, in the parking lot, in the camgrounds and cabins, continuing the celebration of the rich tradition of music from J.P. and Annadeene Fraley and the many others who have come to the festival over the years.

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!

Check out the photos from the 2013 festival!

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

~ © 2013 Fraley Festival of Traditional Music ~