Early bird tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Music Festival and will be available through July at last year's prices. Jerusalem Ridge, the Birthplace of Bluegrass Music, is planning a wonderful festival for you. Please visit the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Festival website to purchase.
Campbell 'Doc' Mercer says, "We call this not only the birthplace and boyhood home of famous people like Bill and Charlie Monroe, but also the birthplace of an American art form. When you come to Jerusalem Ridge you will feel and experience the history everywhere you turn. You will see the views and hear the sounds of nature that inspired young Bill, and you'll experience the warmth of the Jerusalem Ridge folks."
The annual bluegrass event has announced their tentative lineup of outstanging performers in the genre. This year will again feature The Cumberland Highlanders, with many favorites including the extremely talented multi-award winning Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain, Phillip Steinmetz & His Sunny Tennesseans, Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, Larry Gillis and His Hard Driving Swamp Grass Band, Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers, Kings Highway, Big Country Bluegrass, The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Avery County, and many more.
Free dry or rough camping on the ridge is back. The ultimate outdoor musical experience takes place on the very land where Bill Monroe was born and raised. Camping on the Monroe ancestral farm is just 1/4 to 1/2 miles from stages. Tent, RVs & Trailers Dry Camping are Free again. Note, if you prepaid for camping, you are due a refund. Details on the Camping page of the Jeruslalem Ridge web site.
The festival organizers have kept the charm and feel of the ridge intact while providing all the facilities needed to create an atmosphere that lets the fans enjoy the music in a setting that enhances and preserves its historical significance. It truly is a "magical" bluegrass experience!