Amidst 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.