Community Outreach

Would you like to experience a little bit of the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School at your school, community organization, festival or institution?  The Cowan Community Action Group is pleased to partner with other nonprofits in Letcher and surrounding counties to present free performances and workshops from our CCMMS faculty and teaching assistants.  For inquiries:   or call (606) 633-3187. 

Here’s some of the memorable community outreach events that happened in 2023:

SarahKateDulcimer'22Saturday, May 27  2023  9:00am – 11:00am Sarah Kate Morgan offers a “musical petting zoo” for kids at the Whitesburg Farmer’s Market.  Yes, you get to touch the instruments!  Thanks to Hindman Settlement School for supporting this event.



Earl White Juneteenth 23 croppedSaturday, June 17, 2023  4:00pm – 7:00pm  Fiddler Earl White headlines Hazard’s Juneteenth Celebration.  This free event includes a fish fry, poetry, kids activities and lots of great old time music at Triangle Park in downtown Hazard .  Everyone is welcome!  Other partners include the Southeast Kentucky African-American History Museum and Cultural Center,  Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, Hazard Community & Technical College and Big Sandy Community & Technical College.

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P.S.  The Hazard Juneteenth Celebration was a joyous gathering with a visit from Harriet Tubman (Susan Adams), face paint and bubbles, inspiring poetry from Kyra Higgins and some great fiddling from Earl White.  About 75 folks joined in the fellowship, including these fine young fiddlers from Cincinnati who jammed with Earl.

Local HoneysWednesday, June 21, 2023  2:00pm – 4:00pm  The Local Honeys, Linda Jean Stokely and Montana Hobbs lead a songwriting workshop at Beacon of Hope Women’s Residential Treatment Center in Hazard.  The center, which cares for pregnant and parenting women in recovery, is a program of Primary Care Centers of East Kentucky.  Many thanks to South Arts for making this event possible!

South_Arts_logo-primarySaturday, June 24, 2023  9:00am – 10:30am  The Local Honeys perform their special blend of old time music, country classics and original songs at the Whitesburg Farmers Market at Veteran’s Park, downtown Whitesburg.  This free event for all ages is made possible by support from South Arts and everyone is welcome.

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