Wed, Oct 7, 2015


Uncle Dave Macon Brought Record Crowds

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Uncle Dave Macon would be proud to see so many people are interested in the old fashioned claw-hammer style of banjo playing along with Appalachian style clogging. The 36th annual event is drawing record crowds to Murfreesboro's Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village, at least that was true until the rains came Saturday night. Around 7:00PM a sprinkle turned into a storm. 

In addition to what's happening on the stage, groups of musicians gathered under shade trees, along the creek, by the old grist mill or anywhere there was a little shade.

These are impromptu groups that had never played together until moments before. This is one of the unique attractions of Uncle Dave Macon Days.

Temperatures were more pleasant this year, but the cool Lytle and Town Creeks, that line Cannonsburgh, were too tempting for some children and adults as well.

The concession row that leads into the village offered a variety of delicacies from Mediterranean dishes, great burgers, kettle corn, homemade ice cream, funnel cake and more.

There was plenty of fun for everyone at Uncle Dave Macon Days. The land on Front Street was filled with activities for the youngsters.

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