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39th Annual Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival
Updated September 12, 2013 6:39 AM | Filed under: Event
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(BROWN CO.) - 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.

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

On 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 and made his Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 17 performing with The Bailey Brothers.

He 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.

George 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

Another highlight of the festival will be the Saturday, September 21 CD Release Party by the James King Band who 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

  • Kody Norris & Watauga Mountain Boys

  • Spinney Brothers

  • Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

  • The Boxcars

  • Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

  • Darrell Webb Band

  • Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain

  • Ronnie Reno & The Reno Tradition

Thursday, September 19

  • Marty Raybon & Full Circle

  • Grasstowne

  • Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain

  • Spinney Brothers

  • The Grascals

  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out

  • Fell & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos

  • Tommy Brown & County Line Grass

Friday, September 20

  • Wildwood Valley Boys

  • Cumberland Highlanders

  • Jesse McReynolds & The Virginia Boys

  • Larry Stephenson Band

  • Tim Graves & Cherokee

  • American Drive

  • Karl Shiflett & The Big Country Show

  • Tommy Brown & County Line Grass

  • Ralph Stanley II

Saturday, September 21

  • George Shuffler

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

  • Dr. Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys

  • Paul Williams & The Victory Trio

  • Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top X-Press

  • Audie Blaylock & Redline

  • Kenny & Amanda Smith

  • James King Band

Emcees for The 39th Annual Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Uncle Pen Days Festival are the Legendary Tommy Lamb and George Riddle. Sound will be provided by Tom Feller Sound. Each festival ticket includes: admission to the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, Country Star Museum and Uncle Pen's cabin tour, plus all music and instrument workshops. There will be plenty of food concessions and merchants. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fun. Shows take place rain or shine.

For more information including tickets, directions and complete schedule, please visit BeanBlossom.US. The 39th Annual Bill Monroe Hall of Fame & Uncle Days is sponsored by: Martin Guitar, Dillman Furniture, and Hope River Entertainment.

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