Welcome to the Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival!

2020 Festival Tickets On Sale Now

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The 24th Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held on June 18-19-20,  2020, at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner, KY. 

Celebrating our 24th year in 2020, the festival honors Jackson County native and beloved Grand Ole Opry star David ‘Stringbean’ Akemon.  His unique stage attire, traditional claw hammer banjo style, and entertaining stage banter endeared him to fans around the world.  ’The Kentucky Wonder’ was best known for his musical comedic performances on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry beginning in the 1940’s and on the television series “Hee Haw” until his tragic death in 1973. 

With a rich history and beautiful locale at Stringbean Memorial Park, the festival has hosted the biggest stars in Bluegrass including the legendary Ralph Stanley who headlined the inaugural event in 1996.  Other celebrated Bluegrass royalty brought in by festival founder Phillip Akemon include the Queen of Bluegrass Rhonda Vincent, Hall of Famer Larry Sparks, 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs, Hall of Famers Del McCoury and Doyle Lawson, and 28-time IBMA Award winning band Blue Highway.
 

 

Headliners and Festival Flyer for 2020 ~ Coming soon!

2019 Festival Flyer

2019 Headliners

Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks

Ralph Stanley II

Ralph Stanley II

Sammy Adkins

Sammy Adkins

Laurel River Line

Laurel River Line