2019 Festival ~ Artists and Schedule Announced

Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival announces Daily Concert Schedule 2019

TYNER, KY (June 18, 2019)  — One of Jackson County's premier events kicks off this Thursday, June 20, 2019, as the Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival hosts its 23rd annual event at Stringbean Memorial Park at 1410 Oak Grove Church Road in Tyner, KY. 

The event features all day concerts from Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 22, with a free church service on Sunday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m. at Stringbean Park. 

The annual event features award-winning bluegrass music, great food, and merch vendors.  The festival was founded by Phillip Akemon in honor of his uncle, Jackson County native and beloved Grand Ole Opry star David ‘Stringbean’ Akemon, whose unique stage attire, traditional claw hammer banjo style, and entertaining stage banter endeared him to fans worldwide. 

Legendary Hall of Famer Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers will headline the 2019 event, along with Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Sammy Adkins & the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys, and local favorites Laurel River Line. 

The three-day event will include bands such as 2019 Silver Dollar City Youth Band Contest winner Kentucky Just Us, Larry Sigmon & Friends, Felix Brock & Gospel Harmony, Phillip Akemon & Flatlick, the Anglin Brothers, Sparrow Hawks, and Larry Sparks on Saturday;  Sunrise Ridge, Gary Strong & Hard Times, Grandpa Jones' great nephew Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans, L Michael & Bruce Gee, and Sammy Adkins on Friday;  and Bear Branch Bluegrass, Gray Hawk Boys, Kevin Beddingfield, Custom Made Bluegrass, and Ralph Stanley II on Thursday. 

Ticket prices are $20 per day, or a Big 3-Day Pass for $55.  Camping with electric is $25 per day, while Primitive Camping is Free with a festival ticket. Tickets and Camping may be purchased at the gate or online at StringbeanPark.com

A Church Service will also be hosted at Stringbean Park on Sunday, June 23, at 9:30 am. Gospel music and gifted speaker Barry Spurlock will be featured at the free event, with everyone warmly welcome to attend. 

The festival's Daily Schedule has just been announced, and is listed below: 


2:30 pm ~ Open Stage 

3:00 pm ~ Kevin Beddingfield 

3:20 pm ~ The Gray Hawk Boys 

4:50 pm ~ Bear Branch Bluegrass 

5:40 pm ~ Custom Made Bluegrass 

6:30 pm ~ The Gray Hawk Boys 

7:20 pm ~ Bear Branch Bluegrass 

8;10 pm ~ Custom Made Bluegrass 

9:00 pm ~ Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys 



 2:00 pm ~ Open Stage 

 2:50 pm ~ L. Michael and Bruce Gee 

 3:40 pm ~ Sunrise Ridge 

 4:30 pm ~ Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans ~ Grandpa Jones' great-nephew 

 5:20 pm ~ Gary Strong & Hard Times 

 6:10 pm ~ Sammy Adkins & the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys 

7:00 pm ~  Sunrise Ridge 

7:50 pm  ~  Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans 

8:40 pm  ~  Gary Strong & Hard Times 

9:30 pm ~  Sammy Adkins & the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys 



12:00 pm  ~  Open Stage 

12:30 pm ~ Anglin Brothers Bluegrass 

1:00 pm ~ Sparrow Hawks 

1:50 pm ~ Felix Brock & Gospel Harmony 

2:40 pm ~ Phillip Akemon & Flatlick 

3:30 pm ~ Kentucky Just Us 

4:20 pm ~ Larry Sigmon & Friends 

5:10 pm ~ Laurel River LIne 

6:00 pm ~ Phillip Akemon & Flatlick 

6:50 pm ~ Kentucky Just Us 

7:40 pm ~ Larry Sigmon & Friends 

8:30 pm ~ Laurel River Line 

9:20 pm ~ Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers 


9:30 am ~ ** FREE Event **   Church service with bluegrass gospel music and gifted speaker Barry Spurlock.  All are warmly welcome to attend! 

For complete festival details, please go to StringbeanPark.com