The fifth annual Mars Fest at Wiley’s Last Resort on Pine Mountain will be held August 2 and 3. The event, which will benefit WMMT 88.7, Appalshop’s mountain community public radio station, will include music by Jay Clark, Dave Isaacs and DI 3, Foddershock, Sonny Houston, Giant Rooster Slideshow, Gene Ballou, Rich & the Po’ Folks, Luna & the Mountain Jets, Neal Spears & Unit 31, Steve Ruth, Travelin Snakes, Craig Street Ramblers, Parker Hobson, and Minnie More.
Works by mountain artists will be presented by EpiCentre Arts, and there will be nature hikes, swimming, boating, and hiking. Food will be prepared by the Letcher and Harlan County chapters of Kentuckians For the Commonwealth.
Camping is free. No dogs, drugs or guns.