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It's almost time for the 5th annual Laurel Cove Music Festival! We’re beyond excited to welcome everyone down to the hills of Bell County, KY on June 7th and 8th, 2024. 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 jon@bellcountytourism..com. Event is rain or shine and will only be postponed/cancelled for sustained thunderstorms.

                                 

                                   We cannot give refunds due to weather.                                         

 

 

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Tickets/entry info

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. Refund for ticket deadline is May 15th at noon EST. After that, you will need to visit and join the A*Mart Group on Facebook and sell them under the pinned LCMF ticket thread. 

Bench (GA) Tickets

General Admission seats are the benches and rocks that are located just behind the green seats up front. Seating is first come/first serve. You may bring a lawn chair instead of using bench if you'd prefer.

Reserved Seats

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.

Premium Seats

Premium seating includes reserved seats in one of the front rows and access to a secluded hangout area near the stage. Seat assignment will be emailed to you the week before the event.

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Kids

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 for bench seats only. You MUST let us know beforehand by emailing jon@bellcountytourism.com if you need these.

Cash

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. 

Rain  

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

 

Camping

Pine Mountain State Resort Park is allowing camping this year! The large gravel parking area 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. There are 4 campsites (Woodlands/Upper Shelter/Wilderness/Paintball Course). We will have signs directing folks to each site. You can find them on our Google Earth map HERE. For campsite questions call 606-337-3066. There will be community camp fires set up at campsites, please refrain some making individual ones. Also please help keep the campgrounds clean and storing food in airtight containers. Remember, we do have bears here so keeping the smell of food away is pretty important!  

 

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.

 

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lodging

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, Natures Zen, Elk Creek Lodge, and more. You can visit www.bellcountytourism.com/lodging for more info. 

vendors

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

Parking In Main Lot Is By Assignment ONLY! All others will be towed.

We know that parking ain't great at Laurel Cove. It is what it is. And over the years, we've tried different approaches. This year, in light of how last years VIP fiasco went, we decided to assign all the parking spots in the main lot to folks based on health issues, mobility issues, and age. Those spots are all full. There will be a member of the Pineville PD checking IDs at the bottom of the hill to get into the main parking lot (and the band/staff lot at the Lower Shelter as well). Bottom line is, if you don't get an email confirming your spot and it's number, do not park here. With the assigned parking, it will allow shuttles to run more efficiently. 

If you have a campsite within Pine Mountain State Resort Park, please park there and use the shuttles (or walk if you are in the Woodlands Campsite). The state parking will have shuttles that will run folks to the venue (check Shuttle Schedule below). 

Parking alongside the road is allowed at the event, with two rules:

* DO NOT block in any other vehicle

* DO NOT have your car hanging out any in the road.

Otherwise, we highly encourage folks to carpool AND use our shuttle system. More info on it below. 

 

Shuttles

Shuttles will be running to Middlesboro Friday and Saturday to the following locations: Holiday Inn Express (guests of Holiday Inn/Sleep Inn ONLY), EconoLodge (Hotel Guests ONLY), the lodge hotel and camping areas at Pine Mountain State Park (GUEST ONLY). There is also a public shuttle pickup at Bell County High School. The school bus shuttles will go to the hotels in Middlesboro, the public lot at Bell County High School. The schedule is as follows:

Shuttle Schedule

* Friday: 1:00 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM (Return trips leaving from Cove parking lot at 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM)
* Saturday: 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 6:30 PM (Return trips at: 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 12:00 AM).

The Shuttles WILL NOT be able to go to the Cumberland Gap National Park Campground in Virginia this year. Please use the Bell High School pickup or use a taxi service to schedule a ride, or you can park on the roadside at the event in a regular sized vehicle (earlier you come, the better spot you'll get).

You can also contact Tri County Cab at 606-622-0472. Scheduling ahead of time is recommended.

The shuttles will be taking folks back at promptly at 12:00 AM as well both nights. We also will have golf carts and the shuttles to be used to help take folks down to Creekside stage. Shuttle pickups for off-site pick ups will be at Cove parking lot entrance, and the golf cart shuttles to take folks to second stage will be at the main entrance between the Cove and the main parking lot.

Venue Rules and Regs

 

* You must check in at the main entrance and obtain your wristband for the weekend upon arrival. Once you have it you will be able to come and go as you please.

 

* 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. There will also be several food vendors on site, and craft vendors too! 

 

* 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. 

* Campfires: will be allowed only at designated places at both campgrounds. You may bring firewood to help contribute to them if you are able. 

* We pride ourselves on atmosphere. While we're not the fun police...we want to make sure everyone respects the artists, the state park, and their fellow concert goers. This means please don't be loud or disruptive during an artists set, especially at the Creekside stage. If someone asks you to please lower your voice, don't get angry, just oblige them and move your conversation to a place where it's not disturbing folks.

* Please don't litter....we have a beautiful venue and we are a volunteer group, so picking up a ton of trash after we've worked hard all weekend isn't something we particularly look forward to. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posters

Our special edition foil posters were done by pre-order this year. We will announce a pickup time during the festival on Facebook and on here as well. There are VERY few extras of these ordered. 

The official LCMF poster by Jimbo Valentine will be located in the back of the venue where band merch is (we'll have some hats and stickers as well!). Isaac Denton will have a special edition print at his booth, too!

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EVENT IS RAIN OR SHINE. Only in severe weather will event be cancelled, and we can't give refunds due to severe weather.

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Special Edition Foil

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