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.
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.
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.
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.