17th Annual Cousin Jake Memorial Bluegrass Festival – March 12, 2011

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

The Cousin Jake Memorial Bluegrass Festival, now in its17th year, is an event that celebrates bluegrass music and honors the late Jake Tullock, a native of Etowah. Tullock began his professional music career on the old Cas Walker and Mid-day Merry Go Round radio shows in Knoxville, Tennessee. He eventually joined Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs as a bass player and comic, performing with them for 20 years as “Cousin” Jake. After his retirement from Flatt & Scruggs, Tullock returned home to Etowah where he continued to perform until his death.
Come hear the music that Jake loved played. There will be lots of jamming going on across the street at the L&N Depot Museum, so bring your instrument along. Between sets, pick up bargains at the many antique shops and outlets located in the downtown. The festival begins at noon and goes on all day. Local Boy Scout Troop 74 will sell bar-b-que during the dinner break.

This year’s bands are: 
Kenny & Amanda Smith
Lou Reid
Just Us
Valley Grass

All-day pass: $15 

Available at the door or from our office next door beforehand.