Kentucky Tourism

Carter Caves SRP: Fraley Festival of Traditional Music

  • Carter Caves SRP: Fraley Festival of Traditional Music


Carter Caves State Resort Park
344 Caveland Drive
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Website: http://

Traditional musical instruments such as the dulcimer, fiddle and guitar are used to tell stories about a life long ago along the foothills of Eastern Kentucky.  The music at the Fraley Festival has not been confined to any one type. Folk, old-time, western, western swing, early country, and others are played on a regular basis at the festival. There are all sorts of musical configurations, from family bands or husband and wife duets, to people playing on stage who just met each other a few minutes ago in the parking lot.  Wednesday night is a free “jamming in the round” session at the Recreation Shelter House in the campground.  Concerts will be held in the Park Amphitheatre on Thursday evening, Friday afternoon & evening, and Saturday afternoon & evening.  Concert fees range from $4-$10.  A $25 weekend pass is available which admits you to all the concerts and jam sessions.  For more information visit the event website at

Paul Tierney
344 Caevland Drive,
Olive Hill, KY 41164
Phone: 606-286-4411
Sep 5 - Sep 8, 2018