Welcome to the Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival!



Coronavirus Update:

Due to the Coronavirus, our festival will not be held in 2020.  Any tickets purchased in advance for the 2020 festival will be honored for 2021.  Phillip Akemon will be contacting those who have purchased tickets.  Tickets are On Sale now for 2021. 

Our festival will be held Thurs-Sat, June 17-19, 2021.  We look forward to normalcy returning, and to seeing each of you at beautiful Stringbean Park next Summer!  




2021 Festival Tickets On Sale Now


The 24th Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held on June 17-18-19,  2021, at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner, KY. 

Our 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.


Festival Flyer for 2021 ~ Coming soon!

2019 Festival Flyer




2021 Headliners

Larry Sparks

Larry Sparks

Ralph Stanley II

Ralph Stanley II