America the Beautiful recognizes Jerusalem Ridge

Jerusalem RidgeAmidst the on-going shenanigans connected with the use of Bill Monroe’s name, America the Beautiful marketing agency has recognized the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration for what it is, a great festival of traditional bluegrass music.

The Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration is named as one of the top 10 annual events in Kentucky for 2013.

Here is what the America the Beautiful marketing agency has to say about the event ….

“An annual festival where fans and musicians gather to play and listen to traditional bluegrass music, and to honor and remember Bill Monroe who made it all possible. The festival, running for four full days, is held on Jerusalem Ridge, just outside Rosine, Kentucky, where Bill, Charlie and Birch Monroe grew up and learned the roots of what was to eventually evolve into what we know as “bluegrass” music.”

The 2013 event is scheduled for the week of 3-7 October. The line-up for the festival has not been published yet.

Other events that are recognized by the agency are the world famous Kentucky Derby & Derby Festival in Louisville; the Kentucky Bourbon Festival in Bardstown; the World Chicken Festival in London; AQS QuiltWeek®, in Paducah; the International Bar-B-Q Festival in Owensboro, the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville; the MainStrasse Village Oktoberfest, in Covington, and the St James Court Art Show in Louisville.

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Richard Thompson

Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics. A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe. He wrote the annotated series I'm On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.