Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival 2013

Article Contributed by Hope River Ent… | Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The 39th Annual Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival will be held September 18-21, 2013 at the Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Music Park & Campground in Brown County, Indiana. The 4-day event includes a stellar line-up of over 30 bluegrass bands, instrument and vocal workshops, jam sessions, camping, food, vendors, and fellowship. Tickets can be purchased by phone (800) 414-4677 or at www.beanblossom.USOn Saturday, September 21, George Shuffler will be inducted into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame. George grew up in Burke County, NC where he taught himself to play on a mail-order guitar. He made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 17 performing with The Bailey Brothers. George toured 20 years with the Stanley Brothers where he developed his unique cross picking guitar style that has been a big influence to many musicians. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Hall of Fame in 2011 and was a recipient of the North Carolina Heritage Award in 2007. For more information on George Shuffler, please visit highlight of the festival will be the CD Release Party by the James King Band to be held on Saturday, September 21. The band will be providing free biscuits and gravy for the fans.The complete line-up for the 39th Annual Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival includes the talents of:Wednesday, September 18, 2013Ronnie Reno & The Reno TraditionLarry Cordle & Lonesome Standard TimeThe BoxcarsKody Norris & Watauga Mountain BoysSpinney BrothersJoe Mullins & The Radio RamblersDarrell Webb BandMelvin Goins & Windy MountainThursday, September 19, 2013The GrascalsMarty Raybon & Full CircleRussell Moore & IIIrd Tyme OutGrasstowneMelvin Goins & Windy MountainFeller & Hill and the Bluegrass BuckaroosSpinney BrothersTommy Brown & County Line GrassFriday, September 20, 2013Wildwood Valley BoysCumberland HighlandersJesse McReynolds & The Virginia BoysLarry Stephenson BandTim Graves & CherokeeAmerican DriveKarl Shiflett & The Big Country ShowTommy Brown & County Line GrassRalph Stanley IISaturday, September 21, 2013George ShufflerDoyle Lawson & QuicksilverDr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain BoysPaul Williams & The Victory TrioBobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-PressAudie Blaylock & RedlineKenny & Amanda SmithJames King Band