Last Bluegrass Jam of the season


Thanks to all those who supported the Log Cabin Bluegrass Jam during this academic year! It was a joy to have our cabin so full of music and laughs! We’re taking a break from the jam over the summer, but check back in August for updates on next year’s jam. Until then, keep pickin’ and grinnin’! #kyfolklife #bluegrass #folkmusic from Instagram:

Bluegrass Jam Next Week


One week from today is our next jam! The Log Cabin Bluegrass Jam will take place Thursday, Nov 17th from 7-9pm at the Pioneer Log Cabin on WKU’s campus. We can’t wait to tap our toes to some high flying bluegrass tunes. Come on out and play, sing, or watch! All levels welcome. #kentucky #kyfolklife #bluegrass #folkmusic from Instagram:

October Newsletter – Read and Subscribe!


Check out our latest newsletter here. Highlights from the newsletter:

  • KFP’s upcoming Hammer-In to take place this Saturday at the Kentucky Museum
  • KFP’s Log Cabin Old-Time Jam to be held on October 27th from 7-9pm
  • KFP featured in the Journal of Folklore and Education
  • Updates on the Kentucky Museum exhibition Standing the Test of Time: Kentucky’s White Oak Basket Tradition, now open at the Kentucky Museum
  • Hart County’s Leona Waddell honored as an NEA National Heritage Fellow
  • Updates on KFP’s Bosnia Oral History Project
  • Join us in celebrating Kentucky folklife by using the hashtag #kyfolklife in your social media posts celebrating traditional arts and folklife throughout the Commonwealth.

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New Jam Series

In addition to our ongoing Pioneer Log Cabin Concerts series, the Kentucky Folklife Program is launching a new monthly jam. Join us for good songs and good fun as we explore a new genre of music each month.

The first jam, held Saturday, February 27, from 2 – 4 p.m., will feature old-time tunes lead by Laura DeLancey, Todd Seguin, and David Carpenter. All levels are welcome! Although this is not a vocal jam, those who do not play an instrument are welcome to attend. Suggested songs might include “Valley Forge,” “Arkansas Traveler,” “Angeline the Baker,” “Over the Waterfall,” “Mississippi Sawyer,” “Red Wing,” “Ebenezeer,” “Red-Haired Boy,” “Boatman,” “Red Steer,” “Old Joe Clark,” and “June Apple.”

Information for each month’s event will be posted under the “Projects and Events” tab above. Please contact Folklife Specialist Virginia Siegel for additional information at (270) 745-4133.