Uncle Dave Macon Days Heads To Walking Horse Grounds in Shelbyville

May 11, 2023 at 05:31 pm by WGNS

Marty Ray Gordon, Director, Keith Williams (AKA Uncle Dave Macon) In Front: Gloria Christy, President of Uncle Dave Macon Days Group's Board Members: Doug Smith, Ashley Smith, Dr. Gloria Bonner, Lynn Wallace

(SHELBYVILLE)  The American Mule and Music Association and Uncle Dave Macon Days are teaming up for the 2023 festival to be held September 28th through October 1st at the Cooper Steel Arena, 721 Whithorn St, in Shelbyville. That's on the Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration grounds.

Uncle Dave Macon Days President Gloria Christy explains the partnership, “The organizers of Uncle Dave Macon Days are committed to enhancing the value of this wonderful event, American Mule and Music Festival which has already become a popular experience in Middle Tennessee.”


Plus, Gloria Christy will be on the WGNS' Action Line Friday morning (May 12, 2023) at 8:30AM to tell about this new partnership. 

Organizers of Uncle Dave Macon Days are blending 45 years of experience in preservation of roots music and the rural culture of Middle Tennessee.  With a common mission, the added value of working with the talented organizers of the American Mules and Music Association will be realized.

American Mules and Music Director Marty Gordon says, “We are teaming up with Uncle Dave Macon Days to enhance the festival experience by educating the public about old-time traditions in a fun way. As we embrace the future, together we will provide the old way of life of American-made music, mules, and homestead skills. The festival's goal is to give back to the  community and those in need.”

Plans are coming together which include music and dance, arts and crafts, and of course, mules. This amazing, family-friendly event is September 28-October 1, 2023. Save the date and enjoy history being made as American Mule and Music and Uncle Dave Macon Days team up to go region-wide.

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