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Stringbean Memorial, Inc.
Mission Statement
Stringbean Memorial , Inc. is a non-profit corporation named in honor of David “Stringbean” Akemon, native of Jackson County, Kentucky,  who was an internationally known musician and member of the Grand Ole Opry and charter member the television show, Hee Haw.

The mission of Stringbean Memorial, Inc., is to organize, plan and host annual, traditional music and heritage festivals in Jackson County to honor the memory of the legendary “Stringbean”; to preserve and promote traditional Bluegrass and mountain music; to provide opportunities for area youth to explore, develop and expand their musical abilities; and to preserve, through education and demonstration, the area’s cultural heritage. 



Next Festival June
16, 17, 18. 2016

This is our 20th year
          Friday

2:00Open Stage

3:00   Felix Brock

3:50   Sparrow Hawks 

4:40  Phillip Akemon & Flatlick

5:30    Fritts Family

6: 20    Crimson Cross

7: 50  Phillip Akemon & Flatlick

8:40   Fritts Family

9:30  Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers


        Saturday

12:00  Open Stage

1:20   Freedom Horn

2:10   Madison Lewis

2:30   Morehead Bluegrass Student Band

3:20   Southland Drive
 
4:10   Letterbox Boys
 
5:00    Campbell Mercer & Family from Jerusalem
Ridge BG Festival   Joe, Jennie Lynn,  Natalie, Julie            
5:50    Sammy Adkins & Sandy Hook Mt Boys 

6:40     Laurel River Line

7:30     Southland Drive
        
8:20     Campbell Mercer & Family from Jerusalem Ridge
           BG Festival   Joe, Jennie Lynn,  Natalie, Julie            
9:10      Sammy Adkins & Sandy Hook Mt Boys   

10:00    Laurel River Line

Gates Open at 8:00 AM