Loyal Jones Appalachian Center

Annual Celebration of Traditional Music

The Celebration of Traditional Music strives to represent homemade music passed on from person to person in the Appalachian Region and the musicians who play it. Old time string band music, blues, traditional gospel singing, ballads, and acoustic instruments are featured in a family-friendly atmosphere. Berea College’s students, faculty, and staff welcome the public to enjoy this festival of roots music and dancing on our campus. Bring your instruments, feet, and voices, and enjoy the many jam sessions and opportunities to learn how to sing, play, and dance to this music.  Our next Celebration of Traditional Music will be October 16 – 19, 2014. Make plans to attend!

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This year the Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University is joining with the Appalachian Center at Berea College to present the Homer Ledford Award at the Annual Celebration of Traditional Music in Berea on October 17th, 2014. For more information on the Homer Ledford Award, please click here.

Homer Ledford Award nomination form.

Roots in the Foothills – Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music, Documentary by Liana Madrid, Graham Skaggs and Jesse Anderson

The CTM is partially supported by the L. Allen Smith Memorial Fund

Now Available on CD

John Morgan Salyer Home Recordings, 1941-1942

Join Us

If you are a traditional musician and would like to play in the festival, please send your biography and a music sample to:
Appalachian Center
CPO 2166
Berea College
Berea KY 40404


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