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There was an uproar about local musicians/artist being stepped on to further the goals of others. Instead of looking at the negative we saw a positive. An idea of to honor the local talent came forth. In this discussion it was decided that there was a place for a festival that would provide local talent to conglomerate in a two day festival. This fest would have no genre barriers and it would display the tremendous amount of growing and past talent.
There is something in the water an hour or so North of Nashville. From the Southern Kentucky bands have continually risen:
The Everly Brothers
The Kentucky Headhunters
Black Stone Cherry
Cage The Elephant
Is it pure geography, I will never know but you can step into Tidball’s (local bar) and hear music better than any on the radio station. Wouldn’t it have been great to step back in time and been able to say “I saw that band when they were just starting?” Someone has been able to say that for all the greats. Once upon a time all good things had a beginning. So here we were all ribbed up about a music festival that had no money and no venue. WHAT TO DO> > >
This blog is to help anyone who has an idea about starting a music festival. This is my/our experiences and victory/failures as we go through them. OUR GOAL The Stucky Music Festival May 17-18 2013… where are we in that goal (FUNDRAISING)
I hope to document from here forward my work on this festival and what it took to overcome the learning curve. I hope readers will learn from my issues and may they have a heads up where I did not.