Music Festival 2023
Saturday, July 29 - 3-10pm
Millville Community Center, Frankfort Kentucky
The Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival is a fundraiser for the forest protection work of Kentucky Heartwood. We love celebrating our mission through community and the arts!
Millville Community Market is proud to host “Gina’s Garden Party” at Kentucky Heartwood’s Music Festival, Saturday, July 29.
This year’s Garden Party will be in loving memory of Gina’s husband, John Lynaugh, who died suddenly last Thanksgiving. He and Gina were publicans of Lynaugh’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, a popular gathering place and an incubator for local musicians. They dedicated themselves to serving our community through fine art, tireless activism, wicked wit, and good humor. We are pleased that Mike Andreoni has agreed to put “The Jug Band” back together to perform for our event!
Gina Cay Scott was a dear friend to all who knew her, and she left us much too soon on June 1, 2020. She helped create the Millville Community Market, where she oversaw our community garden project that burst into bloom the week after her death. Although she did not get to see it, her influence lives on through the garden we’ve dedicated to her memory.
Gina’s Garden continues to grow, and we’re excited to display the beautiful marker hand-crafted by local woodworker John Kremer, made of sassafras and cedar and inscribed with a poem written by John Lynaugh. Please join us in celebrating the lives of this beloved couple. “All I’ve done for want of wit, to memory now I can’t recall, so fill to me a parting glass, good night and joy be to you all.” --From an old Irish song as remembered by John.
Schedule of Events
3:00 pm -- Dancing in the Gym
Gina Scott Memorial Garden Party -- (Sufi Veil Dancing starts at 3:30)
3:30-4pm -- Open Mic
3:30 pm -- Stream Ecology Workshop
4:00 pm -- Music Competition (8-12 yr olds)
4:30 pm -- Making Park Benches from Pallets Workshop
4:45 pm -- Obstacle Course
5:00 pm -- Jasmine Fouts
5:00pm -- Meditation for Mother Earth Workshop
5:15 pm -- Sports Competition
5:30 pm -- Stream Ecology Workshop
6:00 pm -- Music Competition (13-18 yr olds)
6:00 pm -- Is Solar a Good Fit for You? Workshop
6:30 pm -- Children’s Talent Show
7:00 pm -- Children’s Parade
7:15 pm -- Raffle Drawing & Enviro Quiz Winner
7:30 pm -- Awards Presentation
7:45 pm -- Baja Yetis
10:00 pm -- Event ends
All Day: Information tables, Vendors, Local Food, Concessions, and a Moonbounce!
Schedule of Speakers
(All speakers will be on the main stage and will talk for 2-3 minutes each.)
4 pm -- Welcome to Music Festival
Chris Schimmoeller and Lauren Kallmeyer
Be Smart – Rochelle Silvernail
Historic Preservation – Vicki Birenberg
River Row Forest – WWLT
Logging on National Forests – Jim Scheff
Solarize Frankfort – Andy McDonald
FORR – Kristie Powe
Bradford Pear Bounty – Joyce Bender
Protecting the Bluegrass – Jessie Hancock
7:30 pm -- Presentation of Awards
Jane Marie Watts and Chris Schimmoeller
Schedule of Workshops
4:30 pm -- Making Park Benches from Pallets
Pallets are the number one use of hardwood trees logged from our Daniel Boone National Forest. Join Dave Cooper as he demonstrates how to make park benches from pallets. This is a family-friendly, hands-on workshop that will involve using tools and painting the finished product!
5:00 pm -- Meditation for Mother Earth Workshop
Join the good folks at the Light Clinic for a guided meditation on the well-being of the earth and its inhabitants.
6:00 pm -- Is Solar a Good Fit for You?
Join solar expert Andy McDonald to learn about using solar power in your home, net metering, typical system sizes and costs, how to choose a good contractor, and the Solarize group-purchase campaigns in Frankfort, Lexington, and Louisville.
THANKS TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS!
Earth Tools, Susan Mossman, Inside Out Design LLC, Jeff Alexander, Glare Control, Betty Beshoar, Doug Osborne, Bob Padgett, Michael & Sheila Campbell, Eddie Riddle, WEKU, Griffith Piano Service, Diane Lewis, Loren Curtis, Froggy 104.7, Extra Tree Estrial, Johanna Camenisch, Kathy Murphy, Doug and Laura Hendrix, Lanham Media Services, Betty Barr, and All Peoples.
Interested in supporting Kentucky Heartwood as a sponsor this year? More details here!
Want to help promote the festival?
Printable 8.5 x 11 version of the music fest poster available here. Please print a few and hang them up around your community!
Meet the Musicians!
As a performer, Jasmine is emotionally connected. She performs her light-filled Indie Folk songs at festivals, music venues, community events, weddings, restaurants, bars, and house shows throughout the Midwest and Southeast.
Jasmine is also a member of the Yes Arts Teaching Artist directory, a program that provides arts activities for youth in order to "promote their healthy development as well as the health and vibrancy of our community’s future." Visit her website here!
Register for the Youth Music Competition!
We are always amazed at the wonderful talent of our contestants, and we love that they have so much fun at the festival in addition to the music (kids can play in the stream, participate in the chalk drawing competition, enter the obstacle course, etc.) Please register early!
Do you make your own specialty products, wares, or other one-of-a-kind items? If yes, consider becoming a vendor!
We also welcome other non-profits to table at our event.
Exhibitors: There is no charge for-non profits who are tabling. Kentucky Heartwood also doesn't charge for-profit vendors, although we do ask that you consider making a donation at the end if you've had a good day!
The Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival is a fundraiser for the forest protection work of Kentucky Heartwood. We love to celebrate our mission through community, the arts, and music at this event. We feature local crafts, foods and items associated with sustainability at the festival. We reserve the right to vet vendors for participation at the festival.
The Historic Millville Community Center
The Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival is located in western Woodford County on the banks of Glenn’s Creek in the scenic community of Millville.
The site of the festival is the Millville Community Center, which includes portions of the restored historic Millville Elementary School. The facility is well known for its horseshoe tournaments. Also available are basketball courts, picnic tables, and an outdoor pavilion.
Congrats to 16 years of winners!
Ages 8 – 12 Ages 13 – 18
2006 Alyssa Meece Tyler Stahl & Blake Sugarman
2007 Samantha Cunningham Michael Cruise
2008 Samantha Cunningham Morgan Darby
2009 Jacob Broyles Damon Pulliam
2010 Austin Moore Bethany Breakall
2011 Ella Lemley-Frye Damon Pulliam
2012 Andrew Breakall Bethany Breakall
2013 Ella Lemley-Frye Samantha Cunningham
2014 Jonathan Corum Jordan Semones
2015 Jackson Williams-Hale Alexandra Hagan
2016 Ezra Corum Kellar Casciola
2017 Saisei Kameyama Zoe Parker
2018 Sophie Dufour Marie Bandeman
2019 Phoebe White Charity Gilbert
2021 Acadia Meyers Aileen Conner
2022 Stockton Stivers Anyuli Martinez
Contact the Organizer
Comments or Suggestions?
Every year people compliment us on the quality of the workshops and kids’ activities. Parents are also happy to be at a festival small enough that they don’t worry about where their kids are. If you have comments or suggestions about activities to add to the festival, please email Chris at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you at the festival!
Who We Are
Kentucky Heartwood is Celebrating 30 Years of Forest Protection! We are a non-profit forest advocacy organization that has worked since 1992 to protect and restore the integrity, stability, and beauty of Kentucky’s native forests. Our focus is the Daniel Boone National Forest in southeastern Kentucky. The 700,000 acre public forest boasts the state’s highest concentration of rare species, one of the highest concentrations of archaeological sites in the southeast, over 3,000 miles of clifflines, and attractions like the Red River Gorge.
Running waters on the Daniel Boone National Forest support about 60% of Kentucky’s native fish species, which represents 28% of all southeastern fishes and 18% of all native freshwater fishes in the United States. Mussel species in streams on the Daniel Boone comprise 22% of mussel species in North America. Overall, Kentucky ranks third in the nation for aquatic fauna diversity.
The Daniel Boone’s intricately folded topography creates specialized habitats for endemic species, such as white haired goldenrod, found nowhere else in the world.
The forest itself is highly diverse, distinguished by outstanding biodiversity, pockets of old growth, and unique upland bogs and glades. Because it stretches for 140 miles from north of Morehead to the Tennessee border along the western escarpment of the Cumberland Plateau, the Boone represents our best opportunity to restore functioning forest ecosystems in the state.
Kentucky Heartwood passionately defends the Boone from logging, mining, development, and four wheeling. We have helped to dramatically reduce logging levels and ATV abuse.
Protecting forests is increasingly important in this era of climate change. Large forest blocks stabilize the atmosphere, sequester carbon, and conserve water.