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Uncle Dave Macon Days

Story and photography by Eric Lusk

Uncle Dave Macon Days is a roots rendezvous honoring traditional American music and the career of the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry, Uncle Dave Macon. This year marked the 41st Anniversary of the Uncle Dave Macon Days festival which began as a small gathering of a few old-time music enthusiasts on the lawn of the Courthouse back in 1978.

The sweltering temperatures didn’t stifle this year’s festival, as attendees enjoyed a fantastic all star performance line-up, including Rhonda Vincent, Flatt Lonesome, Hogslop String Band and others. Competition was tough as the nations best fiddlers and pickers duked it out, entertaining folks with the best in authentic old-time music and dance. And, of course, the festival wouldn’t be complete with out the scrumptious fair-food vendors and freebies from area businesses.

This year’s festival was another smashing success, bringing people from all across the region and beyond. It’s unique things like this that help make Murfreesboro what it is today.

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