Sleeping in the Woods Festival 2023

Sleeping in the Woods Festival 2023: Line-Up, Dates and Tickets

By Maxim Mower

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Dates: 19th - 20th May 2023

Location: Lake Cumberland, Kentucky

Line-Up: Nicholas Jamerson & The Morning Jays, Bella White, Jim Lauderdale and more

Tickets: Here

Country-folk prodigy, Nicholas Jamerson, is hosting the inaugural Sleeping in the Woods Festival at Lake Cumberland's Hidden Ridge in May. The Kentucky festival will feature a range of songwriting workshops and eclectic performances from an array of artists.

Billed as “a weekend in the woods celebrating the mystical alchemy of songwriting”, it will be part-festival, part-retreat, with a variety of nourishing and relaxing activities scheduled alongside the music.

Nicholas Jamerson & The Morning Jays are the headliners, with the likes of Bella White, Brit Taylor, Katie Toupin, Grayson Jenkins, Bee Taylor, Nikki Barber and Eric Bolander due to join him on May 19-20.

Attendees will be excited to see Jim Lauderdale's name on the Sleeping in the Woods 2023 line-up, with Lauderdale having written a number of hits for George Strait, such as ‘The King of Broken Hearts’ and the playful ‘We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This’.

Also set to take the Lake Cumberland stage in Kentucky is Matthew Paige, Dylan Whitlow, Tiffany Williams and more.

Endearingly, proceeds from the festival will go towards Troublesome Creek Stringed Instruments Company, which helps people with their recovery from substance abuse disorders through blacksmithing, pottery and by teaching them how to build guitars.

Due to the floods that impacted Eastern Kentucky in July 2022, Troublesome Creek's survival is in jeopardy, hence Nicholas Jamerson's instigation of Sleeping in the Woods Festival as a means of helping the firm that itself has helped so many others.

For the full Sleeping in the Woods Festival 2023 line-up so far, see below:

Friday, May 19

Otto Helmuth

Chris Sullivan

Warren Byrom

Scott T. Smith

Jordan Allen

Emily Jamerson

Don Rogers

Chelsea Nolan

Grayson Jenkins

Katie Toupin

Bella White

Saturday, May 20

Ben Danaher

Spooky Fox

Nikkie Barber

Bee Taylor

Eric Bolander

Dylan Whitlow

Matthew Paige


Rachel Baiman

Tiffany Williams

Jim Lauderdale

Brit Taylor

Nicholas Jamerson & The Morning Jays

Dirty Grass Players

Tickets to Sleeping in the Woods Festival 2023 are available now, and can be purchased here.

For more information and to purchase tickets for all country festivals taking place in the US and Canada in 2023, head here.