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Jerusalem Ridge Festival
31 Dec 2013
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Jerusalem Ridge Festival is a gathering of musicians that play and promote the original old time bluegrass music. Join us for great shade tree picking as well as 40 bands, a great weekend followed up with services on Sunday at Bill's grave side.

The Monroe family lived in a small but comfortable cabin on the Monroe family farm, called Jerusalem Ridge, overlooking Rosine, Kentucky that had been in the family since 1801. The top of the actual ridge is about a mile from the home place; Bill called the Ridge "the most beautiful place in the world".

This beautiful, peaceful, and majestic setting is where Bill, Charlie, and Birch Monroe grew up and learned the roots of what was to eventually evolve into what we know as bluegrass music. Their formative years on Jerusalem Ridge, the sounds and sights of nature, the honest, backbreaking farm work and logging, the trials and tribulations, the joys and the heartaches, all provided a rich source of subjects and material which became the inspiration for many of Bill's songs and firmly established his legacy as the Daddy of Bluegrass Music.

The dates are tentatively set for October 2-6, 2014 at Bill Monroe's homeplace in Rosine, Kentucky.

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This event is featured on the Year of the Rural Arts Calendar of Events. For more information on the Year of the Rural Arts, visit www.artoftherural.org

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Dance Performance Song Community Heritage Preservation Rural Rural - International Rural-Urban Traditional YORA Youth Festival/Celebration Southeast Musician Bluegrass Kentucky Music
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