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Kentucky Mountain Barn Dance
Lexington, KY
Year Started:  1949
Date Started:  September 15, 1949

Kentucky Mountain Barn Dance

In an old song folio, the foreword tells readers a bit of the spirit this program that debuted over radio station WVLK in Lexington, KY on September 10, 1949 was trying to convey to the audience.

...It has ever benn our uppermost ambition to make the Barn Dance a home for everyone, with a spirit of brothershood for all, and where the welcome mat is always on the door step and the latch string always on the outside, a place where our many friends can come and mingle in company with the entertainers so that both the audience and the entertainers may work together and enjoy themselves to the fullest.

The last show appears to be Saturday, May 5, 1951 at the Woodland Auditorium. No further promotional ads were seen in 1951 nor in 1952.

Kentucky Slim (Charles Elza)

Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

Esco Hankins


Credits & Sources

From "The World's Original WWVA Jamboree History-Picture Book", Official 1969 edition.
WWVA 20th Anniversary Family Album 1926-1946


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