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Laurel Cove Music Festival Reviews


Whiskey Riff: "You won’t find a group of artists like it on any other festival lineup this year, and it’s refreshing to see so many independent and younger artists on a bill like this… in my opinion, that’s what sets it apart and makes it so special" 

Saving Country Music 2024: “There are now many, many festivals representing independent country and roots music all around the United States. There are festivals with flashier lineups, bigger stages, extended schedules, and luxury getaway packages to cater to the power elite. But that is not what the Laurel Cove Music Festival in Pineville, Kentucky is all about. Attendees from previous years walk away from Pineville talking about the community they found, the camaraderie they shared with their fellow attendees, the intimacy of the performances, the opportunities to discover their next favorite artist, and of course the music that is expertly curated resulting in lifelong memories.”

Hippies and Cowboys: “Bell Co, KY (Southeast Kentucky) is home to one of the finest music scenes in the entire country, and the jaw dropping mountain scenery that will have you counting down the days until you return.”

Capture Kentucky: “If you’ve never heard of Laurel Cove, I beg of you to make a trip to this hidden gem nestled in the hills of Pineville, Kentucky. It’s truly a Kentucky treasure.”


Middlesboro Daily News: “Seats were full early on Friday with attendees from all over the country, and despite the rain, everyone was having a blast. It is evident that our community has found a gem with this event.”


Wide Open Country: “Held in Pineville, Ky. at the Laurel Cove Amphitheater inside Pine Mountain State Resort Park, the festival has quickly garnered appreciation from artists and fans alike for its gorgeous Appalachian Mountain scenery and focus on highlighting some of the best regional and up-and-coming songwriters in the business.”


The Amp: “While there, I heard someone refer to this spot as “the Red Rocks of Appalachia” and that has been how I mostly describe it when speaking in person. Among the many great venues and festivals in the Bluegrass state, this one stands out for its incredible display of staging and the lineup.”


Saving Country Music: “Over the last few years, we all haven’t been able to stop harping on all the great country music talent coming out of the greater Appalachian region, from Kentucky, to West Virginia, to the Commonwealth, to south and eastern Ohio. One festival with its finger squarely on the pulse of all of this has been doing their level best to put all that talent together in one place.”


Commonwealth Country: “Very few music festivals provide this level of talent and value to fans. But it’s not just the price or the subjective assessment of musical quality that makes Laurel Cove stand out. The fellowship among the artists and fans genuinely makes it such a uniquely memorable event. There was a tangible aura of musical brotherhood throughout the weekend...”

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