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WEKU 88.9FM NPR will broadcast the second show Sept 14 live-as-it-happens, listen online Thursday Sept 14 8PM EDT CLICK HERE




BEREA us off I-75 south of Lexington, take exit 76 toward the Berea Campus.

Parking for the WoodSongs event at Phelps-Stokes Chapel on Berea College’s campus will be available on Campus Drive, Presser Hall, Admissions Building, and the parking lots of Berea Baptist Church and First Christian Church of Berea. The Hutchins Library lot off of Campus Drive will be available for visitors with valid handicapped parking hang-tags only.

CLICK TO ENLARGE the map shows the parking locations and the location of the event, and event parking signs will be visible to point you in the correct locations. Should you lose your way and need directions, please contact Public Safety at: (859) 985-3333

We look forward to having you visit Berea College for this special evening of WoodSongs performances.





The biggest live audience roots music broadcast in the world is coming to Berea at the Phelps Stokes Auditorium at Berea College on Thurs, Sept 14, 2017 for a special event double taping. The audience must be seated by 6PM.

The WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is an ALL VOLUNTEER live audience celebration of grassroots music and the artists who make it. The show airs on 515 radio stations from Australia to Boston to Dublin, Ireland. It also airs on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 173 nations, every military base and US Naval ship in the world. The shows airs coast-to-coast in millions of TV homes as a public television series. Now Friday’s on RFD-TV.

SHOW #1 … 6:15PM

COUNTRY CURRANT The United States Navy Band Country Current is the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble. The group is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing cutting-edge bluegrass all over the world. Country Current is the only dedicated bluegrass outfit in the US military music program.

PARKER HASTINGS is the youngest national thumb picking champion in history. A protege of Tommy Emmanuel, performing in the shadows of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, Parker is only 17 years old … and he’s from Richmond KY. This is his first time on WoodSongs as a featured artist.

SHOW #2 … 8:00PM

MCLAIN FAMILY BAND is launching the celebration of their 50th year performing with this special event WoodSongs broadcast. Beginning in Knott county, KY and moving as youngsters with their mom and dad to Big Hill, outside of Berea Ky, they brought genuine Kentucky bluegrass music to audiences in over 80 nations as “America’s Ambassadors of Traditional Music.” including Carnegie Hall and Symphony Orchestra theaters.

According to creator and folksinger Michael Johnathon, the Phelps-Stokes will be surrounded by over a dozen musical performers the night of the taping.

“Berea will be humming with music,” he says from his log cabin home outside of Lexington. “Berea is such a wonderful arts community, it is truly exciting that WoodSongs can be part of it.”

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