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
15,16, 17. 2017
This is our 21st year