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Last night, the lineup for the 22nd annual Master Musicians Festival was revealed. With a theme of “Kentucky Loud and Proud,” east Kentucky native, Dwight Yoakam, will headline the festival. The festival will have a blend of country, bluegrass, soul, rock, and folk music. The Master Musicians Festival will be held on July 10 and 11, 2015, at the Somerset Community College Festival Field in Somerset, Ky.
Also on hand will be Sam Bush, Bela Fleck with Abigail Washburn, Billy Strings with Don Julin, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Ben Sollee, Mandolin Orange, Quinn DeVeaux, Ben Knight and the Well Diggers, Josh Nolan, Travis Harris and the West Coast Turnarounds, The Kites, Kevin Dalton and the Tuesday Blooms, Wicked Peace, and Mixed Nuts.
Tickets for the Master Musicians Festival are currently on sale. A Tier 1 Weekend Pass is $45. Regular presale tickets will end on July 10, at 5:00 p.m. All presale tickets are weekend pass only. Single day tickets will be available only at the gate while supplies last.
For more information and to purchase tickets, be sure to visit www.mastermusiciansfestival.org