Hymns for the Holler concerts

We are proud to host two flood relief benefit concerts for our partners at Appalshop through our Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange program in Kentucky. Appalshop is a singular institution in Kentucky, and the nation. If you’re in or near Kentucky, please join us at these concerts to help us send a resounding show of love and support to our neighbors in Eastern Kentucky. If you’re further afield and want to help, please visit: www.appalshop.org/floodsupport


Hymns for the Holler: A Concert for Appalshop, Part 1: Sunday, August 7, 7 PM @ The Whirling Tiger, performances by Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Kiana and the Sun Kings, Jaye Jayle, Tyler Lance Walker Gill, and Brett and Donnie with Trevsax.

Hymns For The Holler:  A Concert for Appalshop Part II: Friday, August 12, 7:30 PM @ the Kentucky Center, performances from Joan Shelley, Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore, Joe Manning & Lacey Guthrie, Randy Wilson, Heather Summers, and Affrilachian Poets: Asha French, Frank X Walker, Jeremy Paden, and @Makalani Brandele. Ticket link:  https://tickets.kentuckyperformingarts.org/20689

100% of proceeds will go toward Appalshop’s recovery efforts.

Both concerts are presented by the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange, OK Recordings, Appalshop, 91.9 WFPK, Kentucky Performing Arts, and Kentucky Natural Lands Trust.

Donations of money and supplies will be accepted at both events. Please bring first aid supplies, nitrile gloves and respirator masks, feminine hygiene products, formula, diapers and wipes, or backpacks of school supplies to either show and we’ll distribute it to folks who are in need in the region.

ABOUT APPALSHOP: For half a century, Appalshop has made vital work to celebrate the distinct and beautiful culture, people, and places of Eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. A nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia, Appalshop produces original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia, and books. Their education and training programs support communities’ efforts to solve their own problems in a just and equitable way. Each year, Appalshop productions and services reach several million people nationally and internationally.