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Fri July 12, 2013
Arts

Great Weather Expected for Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murf.

Credit uncledavemacondays.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The 36th annual Dave Macon Days kicked off Friday morning in Murfreesboro. The music festival and competition continues through Sunday at Cannonsburg Historic Village.

Bluegrass great Ricky Skaggs and his wife Sharon White are headlining this year’s festival. Skaggs and White will perform Saturday evening.

The festival also boasts live crafts demonstrations, clogging and square dance competitions, and a Gospel Music program on Sunday.

Uncle Dave Macon Days spokesman Brook Crystal says the entrance fee is more than reasonable.

“Each day, per-person, is five dollars per-person. Kids under 12 are free all weekend. And then we have the Gospel Music Showcase on Sunday, which is a great celebration – that’s free for anybody and everybody to come out on Sunday."

The festival is named for Middle Tennessee native, and legendary banjoist, Uncle Dave Macon.  Macon is considered by many to have been the first star of the Grand Ole’ Opry. He died in 1952.

To learn more, visit uncledavemacondays.com