Monday, February 21, 2011

Cousin Jake Bluegrass Festival March 12th

Gem Theater-Downtown Historic Etowah

This festival of bluegrass music, named in honor of Cousin Jake Tullock, is held every year in March and located at the Gem Theater. Jake grew up in Etowah, Tennessee where he learned to make music with his family. After leaving home to make a career as a musician he landed a job with Flatt and Scruggs, playing bass and telling jokes. He traveled with Flatt and Scruggs for 20 years. Jake retired from the music scene and moved back to Etowah, where he served as a police dispatcher until his death. Come hear the music that Jake loved played. The festival is held at the Historic Gem Theater in downtown Etowah. 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.

This event begins at 12:00 p.m. and is $15 for an all day ticket which is available at the box office the day of the performance.

For more information, contact Etowah Area Chamber of Commerce 423-263-2228

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