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Uncle Dave Macon Days: Better Than Ever!!!

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Park in the city garage (under Linebaugh Library), on the square, in the city parking lot on South Church--and Rover Bus will take you to Uncle Dave Macon Days for FREE!
Be sure you walk around Cannonsburgh, and as you stroll from tree to tree--the songs will fade from one to another. This is one of the beauties of Uncle Dave Macon Days...the "jamming" of musicians who meet for the first time at the event.
And the thrill of competing on the big stage is a life changer for many.
Uncle Dave Coordinator Gloria Christy enjoys the fun event with grandchildren and her son.
More music--that's what it's all about. We spoke with a couple from England who were thoroughly enjoying the festival. And another couple who were motor-homing across the nation stopped because they love Bluegrass music.
Food at Uncle Dave Macon Days has improved dramatically. The much talked about gourmet food trucks lined Hickerson Drive, plus the Lions Club had their famous catfish dinner (Friday and Saturday).
Inflatable rides, water features for kids and more made the event fun for all ages.
A giant slide, and I mean giant slide, along with a train and other fun rides are drawing entire families to this year's event.
Photos by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept.
Photos by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept.
Photos by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept.
Photos by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept.
Photos by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept.
Photos by Jim Davis with the Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Dept.

Sunny days and pleasant nights with no rain in the forecast are bringing record crowds to the 37th Annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street in Murfreesboro. 

Tickets for the Friday and Saturday full day and into the late night events are only $5 per day. 

Gates open at 8:00 Friday and Saturday morning with performers starting early on the stages. Then 10:00 o'clock Saturday morning brings the Motorless Parade down East Main Street. Uncle Dave ran a horse drawn wagon freight service and had a major dislike of vehicles. The "motorless" parade is just like he'd like it.

Heritage Award

The Uncle Dave Macon Days Heritage Award recognizes and honors individuals who have dedicated their careers and life perpetuating, preserving and promoting old-time music and dance. This year’s Heritage Award winner is Grammy-nominated, three-time IBMA Entertainer of the Year,Daily & Vincent. They have a prior engagement Saturday night, and will perform on the Uncle Dave stage around 3:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Spectators are encouraged to get the early.

Trailblazer Award

The Uncle Dave Macon Days Trailblazer Award is presented to an artist, musician, or individual who have developed old-time musical performance styles and techniques that blaze the trail for others to perpetuate, emulate, refine, and follow into contemporary genres.This year’s Trailblazer Award winners are Leroy Troy, Roland White, and The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, collectively.

Sunday

On Sunday, the gates open at 9:00 o'clock with hymn singing. Throughout the day a special antique car show sponsored by Wilson Bank & Trust. Car Show registration for entries begins at 10:00, and the Car show is from 1-4 PM – winners announced at 3:45. Registration cost is $15.00 per car / second car is $10.00. Dash Plaques will be given out to the first 150 entries.

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