Live Music and Entertainment at Ham Festival

The content on this page was last updated on October 9, 2023

Small town, big talent. 

You might not think a little ‘ol Western Kentucky town would be the destination for such big talent. 

But that’s not the case at all! 

Lots of music folks have traveled to Trigg County and cranked their amps to please Ham Festival visitors, both local and from afar. 

With stages on both ends of Main Street, visitors can catch live shows at the Renaissance Stage or at the bottom of the hill, where the Farmer’s Market and Junque Fest are normally held.


Here are some of the groups that have taken the stage and dazzled Ham Fest crowds in the past. 

Who's playing this year?

This year (at the time of publishing and updating this post, that’ 2023), there’s a packed line up. 


Unfortunately, The Band TRIPPP won’t be taking the stage.  Every heard of ’em? This group is especially known for literally keeping it in the family. Front man? More like front men. And YOUNG men, at that. Three of ’em!  These brothas (of the same mutha) are triplets who know their instruments. So cross your fingers that at some point in your life, you’ll get to hear their impressive harmonies for yourself. Don’t be too sad because the lineup has more fantastic artists. 


Unclaimed Baggage performs some of your favorite covers as well as their own original songs.

Justin Cole is a Country & Gospel singer-songwriter from the nearby little town of Glasgow, Kentucky. Did you know that The ARK Encounter hosts music acts? They do, because Justin’s played on their stage. 

Alt-Rock Band, King Kaiju comes to Ham Fest. We’re continually updating this page, be sure to come back—we’ll have some more info on King Kaiju soon.

Rewind, a local Trigg County favorite will be hitting the main stage Friday night. If you love the radio hits of the ’70s and ’80s, then you’re set to have a great time. 


Tyson Leamon (that’s “LEE – muhn”) will be bring his bold country vocal tones as well as his original songs. He’s a songwriter who weaves the trials and challenges of life into his lyrics—and it’s rewarded him well. He won Tennessee’s Songwriter of the Year for a song about facing addiction. 


Another impressive voice—a young performer—Caleb Lake, will be there, but you might mistake him for Led Zepplin’s famous frontman, Robert Plant.  Caleb’s natural blood-type is ‘Type R’—that’s “R” for “Rock”—and he exudes soul from the stage with not only his signature vocals, but his guitar playing too. 

Country fans, rejoice, because Aaron Crawford will also be hitting the Ham Fest Main Stage. Aaron’s been a stage-veteran for several years now and we’re lucky that he’s stopping by Cadiz on this year’s tour. 

And wrapping up the entire year’s 2023 festival… Saturday, the rock-n-roll veterans, “Legacy” take the stage to lead the audience through decades of great, classic music sure to get you moving in your seat (or dancing in front of the stage).

Wanna see the entire performance schedule?

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Bookmark this page and come back for more. We’re just gettin’ started. 

We’re getting our music performers more of their own ‘feature’ pages published. 

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