September 9 and 10, 2005
Nashville Folk Festival
The festival site is located at the old Jordon Farm west on Flatwood Road 1.8 miles south of Cedars of Lebanon State Park off US 231. In the early days of The Grand Ole Opry Mr. Jordon was Uncle Dave Macon's road manager and Uncle Dave used to put his mule out to pasture here many times before heading out to do some school house shows. Now that I'm reasonably convinced that I was Uncle Dave's mule Zeb, in my previous life I understand why I was so attracted to this place 15 years ago when we settled here on this old farm; great grass (the eatin', walkin' on, mowin' kind) and gentle hills!!!

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Music In A Cedar Glade
Keep checking the web site for details or email me to be put on the festival email list click here to be put on the list and I'll update you when progress has been made. Also looking for interested persons willing to devote some time to helping with various jobs associated with putting on a folk festival. The festival site will accommodate 1500 to 2000 spectators comfortably with seating on blankets on the ground and a section for lawn chairs bluegrass festival style. Water is available at the site and we'll have plenty of well kept porta jons until permanent facilities can be provided for. Currently we have room to park 300 to 400 cars so we plan to limit attendance to the first 350 folks. The ticket price is $21 for both days, Friday only $9, Saturday only $15 and kids under 12 $1 with family. Disclaimer: The buyer of any ticket, or their parent or parents in the event this is held by a minor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Nashville Folk Festival, Nashville Folk Festival Inc., the property owner and his family, Flatwood Studio, and any others associated with putting on this festival for any injury suffered by the holder or his/her guests, other guest or ticket holders, any performers including but not limited to tripping and falling, getting snake bit, burned in a fire, shocked by the electrical system or otherwise. Holder grants permission to Nashville Folk Festival Inc, its agents or assigns to video tape and use the ticket holders likeness in a video presentation of the event, now and in the future. In other words by buying a ticket you agree to be responsible for your own actions and not sue us if you get hurt or killed and to let us use video footage we may have of you in our future sales and promotions. Nashville Folk Festival Inc. is a non profit TN corp.

Curtis McPeake Curtis McPeake, veteran five string banjo player and recording artist, will be performing at Nashville Folk Festival. In 1955 Curtis was called to play banjo with Flatt and Scruggs after Earl's wreck. Curtis worked with Bill Monroe during the time when Bill first went to Carnegie Hall. After that Curtis joined Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper and worked through 1963 with them. Later Curtis signed on with The Grand ole Opry as a staff musician. Curtis took the five string to new heights as a member of The Nashville Brass for many years. Curtis is a living legend, this is a chance to see and hear him at the annual Nashville Folk Festival.
The Melmac Lickers
I can't stop listening to the Melmac Lickers CD. Not since The New Lost City Ramblers have I enjoyed listening to purveyors of old time music as much. These guys have it all. They will be appearing at either friday evening's program or saturday during the afternoon. Licker's Banjoist Dave Cannon came out to the Dell and gave it the look over. Dave's a wealth of festival knowledge. Thanks Dave. Stay tuned!!!!
The Melmac Lickers

Some primitive camping might be available at festival time and we're negotiating with the places on motel row in Lebanon, TN (8 miles north of the glade) for the best rates for folks coming in from out of town. All the major chains are represented there just a few minutes from the site.

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