Welcome to the Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival!
Thank you for joining us for our
25th Anniversary ~ 2022 Festival
The 25th Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival was held on June 16-17-18, 2022, 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.
Headliners for 2022 include Kentucky Music Hall of Famer Dale Ann Bradley on Saturday, International Bluegrass Music Hall of Famer Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers on Friday, and Blue Highway's Shawn Lane & Sons on Thursday. Local favorites Laurel River Line will also appear on Friday. The full Festival Line-up of Artists and Daily Set Schedules will be posted soon our Schedule page.
Festival founder Phillip Akemon and our artists are happy to welcome bluegrass music back to Stringbean Park and Eastern Kentucky for the 25th Anniversary of our festival in June 2022.
How Sweet It Is! Ya'll come!!