Clack Mountain Festival – June 7, 2008 – Morehead, KY

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Clack Mountain Festival, formerly Bluegrass ‘n More, will be held Saturday, June 7, in Morehead, KY.

CMF will feature numerous performances of Bluegrass, traditional, acoustic and other music, showcasing regional talent, as well as nationally-recognized musicians and songwriters.

Most of the festival activities will be held at or near the Cora Wilson Stewart Moonlight School in the historic First Street Arts District.

This year’s festival will feature: Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, The Steeldrivers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and the Clack Mountain String Band, along with talent from a band contest.

The winner of the band contest will be the opening musical act, receive 50 percent of the entry fees, a $500 recording package from River Tracks Studios of Ft. Gay, W.Va., and $100 gift certificate from Chris’s Guitar Shop in Morehead, KY.

Second place will get 30 percent and a $50 gift certificate from Chris’s while the payout will be 20 percent for third and a $25 gift certificate.

Rules for the contest will be posted online and available the day of the event. Entry fee is $30 the day of the contest and $25 in advance. The advance registration deadline is May 15. Checks or money orders should be made out to: The Clack Mountain Festival, 149 East Main Street, Morehead, KY 40351.

In addition to music, various arts and heritage events will be held during the festival, including presentation of the Appalachian Treasure Award, which recognizes individuals dedicated to the preservation of Appalachian culture and traditions. A Day in the Country Folk Art Show and Sale and the Appalachian Arts and Craft Fair are held in conjunction with the festival.

Several area art exhibits also are scheduled.

Pete Wernick’s Jam Camp will be held June 3-5. The camp, scheduled for 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, is a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction by Wernick. To register, visit www.drbanjo.com.

Admission will be $5. Children’s games also will be available.

Primary sponsors of the event are Morehead Tomorrow, Morehead State Public Radio, Kentucky Folk Art Center and Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

Additional information is on the Web at www.clackmountainfest.com; or by calling (800) 654-1944.