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CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival

CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival

That “magic feeling on the mountain” continues like nowhere else in the Southeast!  Come join us October 7-9, 2016 as we celebrate CukoRakko’s third year of spring and fall festivals.  Held at the beautiful Horse Pens 40 in Steele, Alabama, this friends and family event features 3 days of music and mixed media arts.  Enjoy yoga, rock climbing, glass blowing, blacksmithing, disc golf with a PDGA tourney, camping, hiking, kid’s activities, food and drinks, crafts and more.

CukoRakko is the Creek Indian word for ceremonial ground, stomp ground, big house and dance ground.  This perfectly describes the phenomenal energy that can be felt at this historic outdoor nature park. Horse Pens 40 is a natural wonderland of unique rock formations nestled atop Chandler Mountain in the foothills of the Appalachians. Located on top of the third highest mountain in Alabama, the stone formations here are said to be among the oldest naturally exposed stones in the world, dating from 600 million to 1.3 billion years old.  This sacred ground has a vivid history.  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit this incredible natural amphitheater.

It’s a camping festival only, so bring your stuff. Food and retail vendors will be on site. Not to…

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Town Mountain/ Winston Ramble

Town Mountain

The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers of the last century. With the success of their latest album, Leave the Bottle, the word is out with some of their best reviews yet.  David Morris of Bluegrass Today writes, “The songs are new and mostly written by band members, but they sound like they could have come from the exciting early days of bluegrass…..The band sounds the part – tight picking and comfortable harmonies that aren’t overdubbed to soulless perfection. And the songs sound the part, too – murder ballads, endless highways, a nod to bluegrass’ Celtic roots and even a tip of the hat to a moonshiner.”


Winston Ramble
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Winston Ramble is a homegrown, acoustic, folk-rock band. With members originally hailing from the free state of Winston County, AL, the band aims to interject the raw expression…

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Winston Ramble

Winston Ramble

CukoRakko Summer Series at Trim Tab Brewery presents Winston Ramble

The CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival hosts the CukoRakko Summer Series at Trim Tab Brewery every Wednesday throughout July. This Wednesday, they play host to Birmingham’s own Winston Ramble.Winston Ramble is a homegrown, acoustic, folk-rock band. With members originally hailing from the free state of Winston County, AL, the band aims to interject the raw expression of rock-n-roll into the feel-good vibes of acoustic music.

The sound of an old southern soul hits you right out of the gate. Drew “Ben” Benefield’ s vocals are soulful and still gritty. Combine that with some mandolin twang and church-like harmonies and you’ll probably be left feeling like you’re listening to a mix between a classic rock band and a gospel bluegrass quartet. Yet, the acoustically driven grooves carry a funky, psychedelic, but ultimately, an undeniable rock n’ roll vibe.

“At the end of the day, we want people to have a good time when they hear our music. We want it to make you smile, sing along, nod your head, stomp your feet, or get down and groove. And that’s because we feel that way about the music we play, and we love…

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Winston Ramble

Winston Ramble. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Winston Ramble is a homegrown, acoustic, folk-rock band. With members originally hailing from the free state of Winston County, AL, the band aims to interject the raw expression of rock-n-roll into the feel-good vibes of acoustic music.

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CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival

CukoRakko Music and Arts Festival

That “magic feeling on the mountain” continues like nowhere else in the Southeast!  Come join us on May 1-3, 2015 as we celebrate our third year of spring and fall festivals.  Held at the beautiful Horse Pens 40 in Steele, Alabama, this friends and family event features 3 days of music and mixed media arts.  Enjoy yoga, rock climbing, glass blowing, blacksmithing, disc golf with a PDGA tourney, camping, hiking, kid’s activities, food and drinks, crafts and more.

CukoRakko is the Creek Indian word for ceremonial ground, stompground, big house and dance ground.  This perfectly describes the phenomenal energy that can be felt at this historic outdoor nature park. Horse Pens 40 is a natural wonderland of unique rock formations nestled atop Chandler Mountain in the foothills of the Appalachians. Located on top of the third highest mountain in Alabama, the stone formations here are said to be among the oldest naturally exposed stones in the world, dating from 600 million to 1.3 billion years old.  This sacred ground has a vivid history.  Don’t miss this opportunity to visit this incredible natural amphitheater.

FRIDAY – MAY 1

Mandi Rae 6:00 – 7:00 Rakko Stage (Main)
Scalici-Alley Project 7:30 – 8:30 Rakko Stage (Main)
Little Raine Band 8:45 – 9:45 Rakko Stage (Main)
Sumilan 10:15 –…

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