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Seedtime festival begins June 11 in Whitesburg

Seedtime on the Cumberland 2009, the 23rd annual celebration presented by Appalshop, will take place June 11 to June 13 on the Appalshop grounds in downtown Whitesburg.

In celebration of Appalshop’s 40th anniversary, Seedtime will feature performances by artists from throughout the history of Seedtime and June Appal Recordings, Appalshop’s record label. Seedtime will also offer film screenings, picking contests, gallery exhibits, a participatory shape note singing school, literary readings, a Youth Bored concert, nature hikes, craft and food vendors, and the Carcassonne square dance.

The event will include performances by Lee Sex- ton, John McCutcheon, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, the Pick & Bow All-Stars, and Angelyn DeBord, and a performance of the Cowan Women’s play “It’s About Time.”

Seedtime tickets are $10 per day or $15 for the weekend, with discounts available for advance purchases, students, seniors, and groups. For tickets call 800- 838-3006, visit www.appalshop.org/ seedtime, or come by the Appalshop (91 Madison Ave.; Whitesburg, KY) or one of several Whitesburg area businesses offering Seedtime tickets, including Hometown Music, the Kentucky River Grill, Hobo’s Diner, Summit City Lounge, and The Way Bookstore.

Seedtime on the Cumberland Schedule of events

Thursday June 11
Wayne Henderson
Elkville String Band
Premiere of
Appalshop film
“From Wood to Singing
Friday, June 12
Zine Workshop 1 p.m.
Appalshop Film
Turbo Pro Project 2 p.m.
Sparky & Rhonda Rucker
Brett Ratliff
Reading by Gurney
Norman 5 p.m.
Youth Bored Concert
5:15 p.m.
Paula Larke 6 p.m.
Jeni & Billy
Ras Alan

Saturday, June 13
Musical Petting Zoo
10 a.m.
Shape Note Singing
School 11 a.m.
AMI Film Screenings
12 p.m.
Angelyn DeBord
Cowan Women’s “It’s
About Time”
Cowan Creek Pick &
Bow All-Stars
Rich & the Poor Folks
Ginny Hawker, Kay
Justice & Tracy Schwartz
Appalshop Film
Retrospective 4 p.m.
Jim & Ada McCown
4 p.m.
Paul Smith
Lee Sexton 5:20 p.m.
John McCutcheon 8 p.m.

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