Youth in the Mountains | Seedtime & Summer on the Cumberland

Headliner Joan Shelley performs with Maiden Radio on Saturday, June 2.

Celebrating youth in the mountains made the 32nd Annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival a beautiful way to kick off another hot Appalachian summer. From the main stage & theater, to the farmer’s market and craft tent, people gathered for a weekend of music, art, crafts, film, food, and community. All broadcast live on WMMT.

Members of the Letcher County Culture Hub walk in the Seedtime/ Farmer’s Market parade

Both Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) and the Stay Together Appalachian Youth (STAY) Project were featured in the Appalshop Theater for milestone anniversaries. Roundtables, panels, performances, and films screenings kept the Theater buzzing, while the Gallery featured newly archived pieces of family histories from across Letcher County, by Appalshop Archives. The Seedtime parade made its first debut in many years, along Tanglewood Trail, in partnership with the City of Whitesburg/ Letcher County Farmer’s Market. Smoke Signals Bakery partnered with Black Sheep Bakery in Hemphill to debut mobile brick oven fired pizza at Seedtime! The Boone youth space across from Appalshop featured the annual Seedtime punk show, a clothing swap, and all day art making.

Artist & crafters from across the region sold wares & sponsored a Main Stage giveaway
Southern Gothic Songster, Amythyst Kiah from Johnson City, TN headlined Friday night
Wherever you are, plan to join us for the next Seedtime on the Cumberland, June 7-8, 2019!

Seedtime weekend kicked off Whitesburg’s first Levitt AMP Music Series and 10 more weeks of free live music in the area. Summer is a great time to visit these small but mighty towns, along the Cumberland & Kentucky Rivers!