Homeplace Pickin' Party receives top award

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The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has given The Judge's Recognition Award to The Homeplace Pickin' Party Old-Time Music Festival as part of the 2012 Top 10 Festivals and Events. MD has appeared at the Homeplace Pickin' Party every year since 1999. 

This year's event is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27 and will feature The Cumberland River Plowboys, Common Thread, MD, Gracie Wallace and many other acts.

The Homeplace is a 1840s working farm in Pryor Hollow, Land Between the Lakes, TN.

Make your plans now to attend the 2012 Homeplace Pickin' Party. www.lbl.org.

The complete press release:


March 1, 2012

The Homeplace Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival

FRANKFORT KY - The Kentucky Travel Industry Association has given The Judge’s Recognition Award to The Homeplace Pickin’ Party Old-Time Music Festival as part of their 2012 Spring Top 10 Festivals & Events.

Held May 26 – 27, at The Homeplace, a living history farm in the Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.  Come experience the best of old time music, attend workshops, pickin’ sessions, and performances of old-time fiddle, banjo, and bluegrass music, or bring acoustic instruments and join in the fun during the open-mic sessions.  The Homeplace is a step back in time offering visitors a glimpse into 19th century farm life.  Festival foods and ice cold drinks will be available for purchase at the Pickin’ Party.  Bring lawn chairs or ground blankets.

A panel of impartial judges selects the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Top 10 Festivals & Events for each season.  Criteria for selection include popularity of the event, its impact on the local tourism economy as well as cultural and historical significance.  

For more information, log on at www.artscouncil.ky.govwww.lbl.org or phone 270.924.2000.

Kentucky Travel Industry Association is a 960-member statewide association representing all sectors of the state’s tourism and travel industry.  As the VOICE for the travel industry, KTIA is committed to promoting and strengthening the common objectives of our travel partners. 

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