Laurel Cove Music Festival Features The Best Acts Appalachia Has To Offer, And You Don’t Want To Miss It

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This is a festival you do not wanna miss…

Laurel Cove Music Festival always brings out some of the best artists the genre has to offer, and with the event just over two months away, only a few tickets remain… and that’s no surprise, because the 2023 lineup is STACKED.

Unlike most big country music festivals these days, this one in particular is hyper-focused on showcasing some of the best talent up-and-coming and underground musical talent from Appalachia and beyond.

49 Winchester will headline for the very first time, along with Arlo McKinleyCole Chaney, Drayton Farley, Logan Halstead, John R. Miller, S.G. Goodman, Red Clay Strays, Adeem the Artist, Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle, The Local Honeys, Nolan Taylor, Tim Goodin Music, Brit Taylor, Willy Tea Taylor, Laid Back Country Picker, Sean Whiting, Brother Smith, Wolfpen Branch, Girl Tones, Abe Partridge, Ryan Harvey (of the The Winetree), Darrin Hacquard Music, Dave Shoemaker, Jayce Turley, Madylin Goins/Jordan King, LB Beistad and Dalton Mills.

Of their first headlining slot at the festival, the 49 guys say they’re thrilled to return to one of their favorite festivals not too far from home with some of the very best Appalachia has to offer:

“We’re super excited to be back & now headlining one of our favorite festivals in the country. It’s an incredible lineup this year & a beautiful, one of a kind venue right here close to home.

Jon Grace & the folks at Laurel Cove have played a big part in the growing scene of artists making music in Appalachia and we’re always grateful to be a part of that & help it continue to grow.”

Laurel Cove also has a super unique venue at the Laurel Cove Amphitheater nestled in the beautiful mountains of southeastern Pineville, Kentucky, so make sure you mark down June 9th and 10th and get yourself there for a weekend of truly incredible music.

I mean, it’s essentially a lineup of who’s-who in Appalachia, and we all know that’s unquestionably the best stuff in the genre right now.

While there are already some great festivals slated for this summer in 2023, I’d highly suggest making this one a priority if you’re into authentic, real music, from country, to Americana, to folk, to roots rock, and bluegrass.

All tickets and information about the festival can be found at, and don’t wait to get them, because the festival is almost completely sold-out… for good reason.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock