Wild places sustain and define us; we, in turn, must protect them.
2017 Music Fest
12th Annual Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival
Saturday, July 29, 2017
3:00 to 10:00 pm
Rain or Shine
Join Kentucky Heartwood for a one-of-a-kind festival featuring a youth music contest, art exhibitors, children’s activities, a chalk drawing competition, hands-on workshops, a folk dance, and entertainment by original bands Nicholas Penn and Heath & Molly.
We can’t wait to see you at this amazing gathering of people!
Registration fee for the music competition is $10.00 per act.
Admission fee for all others is $7.00 per person; children 12 and under are free. All workshops are free with registration.
Music fest details, workshop schedule, directions, activities here.
Music contest registration is online here.
Be a Nurse Log
So far, you have helped us raise $581! We have $1,413 to go to meet our goal of $1,994, which will allows us to pay our increased rent costs and get computers for our staff.
This photo shows a small hemlock tree growing on a nurse log in McCreary county, on the Lick Creek Falls Trail. Nurse logs are fallen decaying trees that other trees grow on. Trees that have grown on nurse logs often have tall roots that look like a cathedral when the tree is large. This happens because the nurse log rots away as the tree grows, leaving tall exposed roots. The nurse log also provides special growing conditions for hemlock seedlings, allowing for a greater chance of survival than if they germinated directly in soil on the forest floor. Our hemlock trees are struggling to survive due to an insect called the hemlock wooly adelgid. Kentucky Heartwood is working to protect our hemlocks in every way we can. Please help us. Be a nurse log and help us continue to grow!
Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! Emily, Tuesday, Peggy, Glenn, Sabin, Eva, Amber, Max, John, Gerry, Daniela , Falcon, Joan, George, James, Ann, Jennifer, Sarah, Nathan, Randall, Kelly, Linda and Amy <3 <3 <3
Help us hang on
Our rent is going up and we are in need of two laptops for our staff. $1,994 will cover these costs. Please donate what you can. A donation of over $5 includes a membership in Kentucky Heartwood for you or a friend! Support our work that we've been doing for 25 years (2017 is our 25 year anniversary!). Turn your love of Kentucky's incredible public lands into action, and help us hang on!