Welcome to the Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival!

The 22nd Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held on June 14 - 16, 2018.  

Our Festival Line Up is now posted on our "Schedule" page!  

You can order your Tickets and Camping here on our website NOW!



The 22st Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held on June 14 - 16,  2018, at Stringbean Memorial Park in Tyner, KY. 

Celebrating our 22nd year in 2018, 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 27-time IBMA Award winning band Blue Highway.


Hall of Fame Induction

David "Stringbean" Akemon will be inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame on Friday, May 11, 2018, along with five other artists including Jason Crabb, Dale Ann Bradley, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jackie DeShannon, and Bobby Lewis.  

The Induction Ceremony will be held at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center's New Barn at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available by calling 1-800-765-7464.

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2018 Festival Flyer

Stringbean flyer 2018 by sherri george

2018 Headliners


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