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Seedtime Festival here this week

Contemporary musicians The Seldom Scene, Ben Sollee and Woody Pines will join traditional and old-time music artists Lee Sexton, Jimmy and Ada McCown, Paul David Smith and others at the Seedtime on the Cumberland festival in downtown Whitesburg June 9-11.

Billed as “A Celebration of Mountain Culture,” the event will also feature Appalshop film screenings, literary readings, arts and crafts vendors and demonstrations, youth arts activities, food vendors and the Letcher County Artwalk.

The Seedtime festival is organized and produced by Appalshop.

Arts and crafts vendors will set up at Veterans Memorial Park on Friday, June 10, at 11 a.m., and will remain open until Saturday evening. There will be a shape note workshop starting at 11a.m. on Saturday at the old Whitesburg Post Office on Main Street with University of Kentucky professor Dr. Ron Pen. The Letcher County Artwalk will also be held on Main Street on Saturday from 4 until 9 p.m.

All events during Seedtime on the Cumberland are free and open to the public, with the exception of the Thursday evening performance in the Appalshop Theater featuring Ben Sollee and the June Appal Recordings release of Heritage by James Still with Randy Wilson. The cost is $15 cover.

For more information, call Appalshop at 633-0108 or visit www.appalshop.org/ seedtime.

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