The 24th Annual Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival will be held on June 17-18-19, 2021, at Stringbean Memorial Park in beautiful Jackson County, KY.
The 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.
Headliners for 2021 include Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, and Shawn Lane & Richard Bennett (of Blue Highway and J.D. Crowe & the New South). Thursday’s line-up includes Ralph Stanley II, Blue Note, Custom Made Bluegrass, and Gary Strong & Hard Times. Friday will feature Lane & Bennett, Black Powder Express, local favorites Laurel River Line, and the great-nephew of Grandpa Jones, Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans. Saturday’s line-up includes Larry Sparks, the Sparrow Hawks, Anglin Brothers Bluegrass, Phillip Akemon & Flatlick, Felix Brock & Gospel Harmony, Sunrise Ridge, and Alex Leach. An Open Stage will also be offered for those who wish to sing at the beginning of each day’s set schedule.
Tickets are $20 per day, or $60 for a Big 3-Day Pass. Children 12 and under are admitted Free with a paying adult. Camping with electric is $25 per day. Primitive Camping is Free with a Festival Ticket. Tickets and Camping are available at StringbeanPark.com. Tix and Camping may also be purchased at the Gate with cash only.
Stringbean Park is @ 35 minutes off I-75 exit 41 for London, Kentucky.
Directions, Tickets, Camping, and more are at StringbeanPark.com.
“How Sweet It Is” and Ya’ll Come!
Thursday, Jun. 17 - Saturday, Jun. 19
Thu. Jun. 17th: 3:30pm - 10:30pm
Fri. Jun. 18th: 2:30pm - 10:30pm
Sat. Jun. 19th: 1pm - 10:30pm
1410 Oak Grove Church Road
Tyner, Kentucky, 40486