Uncle Dave Macon, affectionately called The Dixie Dewdrop, is considered to be the Grand Ole Opry’s first twinkling star. Known for his hillbilly appearance he often sported his chin whiskers long with a plug hat and a gold-toothed smile. This polished stage presence and lively personality earned him a place as the one of country music’s most enduring figures.
Fast-froward nearly a century and we’re still wild about our McMinnville born banjo-pickin’ music hero. The festival started as a banjo-pickin’ competition that was held on the east side of the Murfreesboro’s courthouse back in 1978. Over the years Uncle Dave Macon Days Ole-Time Music Festival as grown from a local curiosity into one of the premier traditional music and dance festivals. Boasting last year’s Tennessee Magazine Best Festival in Middle Tennessee Award Uncle Dave Macon Days is sure to please the whole family.
Starting July 11th and running through the weekend the festival is held in historic Cannonsburgh Village located at 312 Front Street just off the Murfreesboro square. Join in fun and see why everyone is calling Uncle Dave Macon Days Ole-Time Music Festival middle Tennessee’s favorite festival.
By Zac Bogen