Welcome to the Stringbean Memorial Website.
Stringbean Memorial, Inc.
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
Bear Branch Bluegrass
Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers
The Fritts Family Band
Second Wind Bluegrass
Phillip Akemon (Stringbean Nephew )
Morehead Bluegrass Student Band
Campbell Mercer & Family from Jerusalem Ridge
BG Festival Joe, Jennie Lynn, Natalie, Julie
Sammy Adkins & Sandy Hook Mt Boys
Laurel River Line
Ralph Stanley II