It's almost time for the 4th annual Laurel Cove Music Festival! We’re beyond excited to welcome everyone down to the hills of Bell County, KY on June 9th and 10th. We decided to make a lengthy post with a bunch of information for the many questions we’ve been getting and to give everyone insight on how to prepare for the festival. For further questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket Descriptions are below. For access, please bring either printed tickets OR mobile tickets will work as well. You will show your tickets at the entrance and receive wristbands upon entry. You must keep your wristband with you while in the venue! You are allowed reentry if you have your wristband.
General Admission seats are the benches and/rocks that are located just behind the green seats up front. Seating is first come first serve.
Reserved seats are located in front of General Admission. Best seats are automatically selected. Seating assignments will be mailed to ticket holders the week prior to the email you used to purchase the tickets.
VIP includes reserved seats in one of the front rows, access to a shaded VIP hangout, guaranteed parking, private area and restroom, and a special edition VIP poster. VIP ticket holders will receive a parking pass for main parking area.
The show is all ages, and while our festival is more adult oriented, if they can sit in your lap they will not need a ticket. Kids tickets for children 12 and under that require their own seat will be half price and on sale at the gate on the day of the show.
Most all vendors at the event will be cash only. We are hoping to have an ATM on location this year, but please make sure you have visited one beforehand just in case.
Weather can be unpredictable in June, so please watch the weather. Bring a rain jacket or poncho. In case of heavy, sustained rain only we will allow folks to set up pop up tents in a few places in the back of the venue, so feel free to bring one of those if you have bench seats only and if the weather is calling for prolonged rain. Event will only be cancelled for severe weather. No refunds due to weather can be issued.
Pine Mountain State Resort Park is allowing camping this year! The two large gravel parking areas on the road above the venue will be available for camping, but you MUST CONTACT the state park and reserve a spot when they become available (stay tuned to our Facebook page for that info). We will have shuttles running from camping areas throughout weekend, and there are also hiking trails leading from both campsites down to the venue.
The Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is just 15 minutes from the Cove and has a ton of both primitive and electric sites. This is the closest RV site. (https://www.nps.gov/cuga/planyourvisit/camping.htm).
For folks who don't mind backcountry camping, there is also Kentucky Ridge State Forest just minutes away (http://www.stateparks.com/kentucky_ridge_state_forest_in_kentucky.html and https://fw.ky.gov/More/Documents/KentuckyRidgeStateForest_ALL.pdf). This area is just behind where the camping spots at Pine Mountain State Resort Park are and we will have a sign directing folks, also see the attached map.
We also have a landowner near the park with some primitive sites available, if you need his contact information please email email@example.com or text/call him at 606-246-1948
In addition to the rooms and cabins at Pine Mountain State Resort Park, we also have the Sleep Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Econolodge all in Middlesboro just 10 minutes south. There are also several Air BNBs in the area including Pine Mountain Inn, Boone Trail Inn, Elk Creek Lodge, and more. You can visit www.bellcountytourism.com/lodging for more info.
Vendors will be limited due to space but we do have a few coming, including Bent Strings Beard Company, Amalgam Unlimited (Jimbo Valentine), Col. Tony Moore, Stoned Beautiful Jewelry, and several more. Make sure to spend some $$$ with them, as well as the bands merch!
Parking is tight at venue so please carpool as much as possible. Those with VIP tickets will automatically get one and those will be marked. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VIP PASS, DO NOT PARK IN ANY SPOT LABLED VIP. You will notice on the map that in addition to the main parking area, there are two other parking areas above on the main road. One is within walking distance and has a trail leading down to the venue. However, you must enter through the main parking lot and entrance to receive your wristband first. Once your wristband is acquired, you will be able to use the trail between the Cove and the upper parking lot for access. Parking is also available on the sides of the road in the numerous wide spots.
Shuttles will be running to Middlesboro Friday and Saturday to the following locations: Holiday Inn Express, Econolodge, and camping area at Pine Mountain State Park. The schedule is as follows:
Friday: 1: 30 PM, 5:30 PM (Return trips leaving from Cove parking lot at 5:15 and 11:00 PM)
Saturday: 11 AM, 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM (Return trips at : 1:15 PM, 5:15 PM, 11:00 PM).
The shuttles will be taking folks back at promptly at 11:30 PM as well both nights. There is also Premier Tax at (423) 419-0101.
Venue Rules and Regs
* Food No outside food or drink is allowed in the venue (minus one unopened water bottle). The staff at Pine Mountain State Resort Park will have food and drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for sale.
* Pets Unfortunately we also will not be allowing pets this year. If you have a service animal, it is of course different. But due to the crowd size this year and the noise, we can’t have them at this show.
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO COMING SOON ON VENUE RULES
Posters will be for sale at the merch table (located near venue entrance). If you are a VIP ticket holder, your VIP poster can be picked up at the merch tent. Just bring your ticket to show and we'll have the purple variant of the print for you. The regular print, foil prints, and whatever's leftover of of the preshow prints will be available for purchase. The 18x24” foil prints are limited to 75 prints, so getting to the show early is a must if you want one. All poster proceeds will be go towards ROHO, which is a charitable non-profit in our area who helps underprivileged kids with Christmas toys. Col. Tony Moore will also have a special print at his booth, so check that out too.
We have attached a map with the layout for this year. The Creekside stage will be located in the small picnic area below the Lower Shelter (band area) entrance. We have scheduled those acts during set changes so you will miss as little music as possible. We will have signs up alerting those coming in that there will be pedestrians crossing the road so please slow down when coming to this area.
EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE. Only in severe weather will event be cancelled, and we can't give refunds due to severe weather.