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Muhlenberg Miners And Music Festival

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019 at 10:00am

Paradise Park
750 Cleaton Road
Powderly, KY 42367

The Muhlenberg Miners & Music Festival is coming back to Paradise Park! So, come celebrate the 4th of July Holiday in Muhlenberg! The Muhlenberg Miners & Music Festival celebrates the county’s coal and deeply-rooted music heritage. The day begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday the 4th and will feature guided tours of the UMWA Miners Hall Museum, the Merle Travis home, and the Thumbpicking Hall of Fame. While touring the various sites enjoy the sweet sounds of thumbpicking during a special edition of ‘Pickin’ in the Park,’ that will include an opportunity for thumbpickers of all ages and skill levels, to break out their guitar and join the fun! Then at 2:00 pm, make the short walk over to the Merle Travis Music Center to hear Thom Bresh, son of Merle Travis, live in concert. Thom is an incredible musician and accomplished producer. He boasts three Top 10 Records, 1976’s “Homemade Love” and “Sad Country Love Song” and 1977’s “Hey Daisy.” He is a two-time Grammy nominated producer for “Travis Pickin” by Merle Travis and “Wires in the Wood” by Thom Bresh. Thom is also an Academy Award nominated producer for “Over You” by Lane Brody from the movie Tender Mercies. He has also appeared on numerous television shows ranging from the Barbara Mandrell Show to the People’s Choice Awards to being featured on two HBO specials with Rich Little. Concessions will be available on site. Don’t forget the lawn chairs!


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