Jul 272011

NoC Music

The 2011 edition of Holler in the Holler, a three-day music and arts festival, will be held between Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 at Homegrown Hideaways, just outside of Berea, KY. Tickets, which start at $12, are available in a variety of packages, including per-day and all-weekend passes.

Acts booked for this year’s edition of the festival include BlueGrass Collective, The Barry Mando Project, Born Cross Eyed,  Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Holler Poets, and many other local and regional musicians.

Tickets may be purchased at the Homegrown Hideaways web site, at  homegrownhideaways.org; click the event’s menu link for prices, directions, and the full schedule of events. Advance ticket sales end August 17, after which patrons must buy them at the festival entrance.

Oct 132010

By Keith Halladay

On Saturday, October 9, I attended the first annual Lexfest, held at HomeGrown HideAways, a delightful patch of farmland and forest located in a holler about eight miles east of Berea. The festival was the brainchild of Jon Imeson, also (and perhaps better) known to Lexingtonians as DJ Selektro and a familiar face to local club-goers.

Now, eight miles east of Berea is a good ways away from Lexington, but when I met him at the festival grounds a little after noon, shortly before the music was to begin, I decided against asking him why he’d chosen such a geographically imprecise name for his first foray out of the DJ booth and into festival promotion; I figured he had enough on his plate already. Instead, he showed me the music stage—not large, but atmospheric, and well equipped with quality equipment and sound guys who knew how to use it. Beyond the stage lay three open fields for parking and camping, and in the middle a concession stand with pulled-pork sandwiches and veggie soup. Continue reading »