(photo of Main Street taken in July 2013 by J. Bearden of South Carolina)
(photo of part of the business district surrounding Highway 27, from the Homefinder website - 2nd of 3 listed photos)
2015 is the 22nd year for the premier summer event in the Lake Cumberland region, (and will feature Dwight Yoakum*added). The 2014 festival featured The Counting Crows and 2013 featured Willie Nelson.
Past performers have included Mark O'Conner, "Pigmeat" Jarrett, Doc Watson, Nickel Creek, Richie Haven, JD Crowe, Punch Brothers, Robert Lockwood, Jean Ritchie, The Avett Brothers, Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show and hundreds of other captivating acts.
The Master Musicians Festival was named the Southeast Tourism Society's "Festival of the Year" for 2013 and has been featured in numerous publications and web reviews.
One of the biggest draws for the falls is the monthly 'moonbow', or a rainbow by the light of the full moon. This is one of the few moonbows in the world and the only one (reportedly) in this hemisphere.
MILL SPRINGS BATTLEFIELD
On January 19, 1862, the small town of Logan's Crossroads (now Nancy, Ky.) erupted in a blast of artillery and musket fire, as Confederate and Union forces clashed in the Battle of Mill Springs.