Photos from the 2024 Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival

Hammertowne at the 2024 Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival – photo © Roger Black

The weekend of June 20-22 brought the ringing of banjos to the hills of eastern Kentucky as the Stringbean Memorial Bluegrass Festival brought bluegrass music to life near the small town of Tyner.  I was able to attend on Friday night to watch great bands such as The Lonesome River Band, Hammertowne, Blue Note, Kaintuck, and Finley Murphy & the Gospel Express, as they came to pay tribute the man known as Stringbean, aka Dave Akeman.

Thursday night and Saturday night were also filled with performances by acts like Jeff Parker & Company, Larry Sparks & the Lonesome Ramblers, and 12 other great bands.

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Roger Black

Roger D. Black has decades of experience as a photographer capturing the special moments that enrich people's lives. Whether behind the camera or behind the MC microphone at some of the Southeast's and Midwest's most notable and memorable bluegrass festivals, Roger loves to showcase the talents, beauty, and traditions of the people who love the American art form that is bluegrass music.