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Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival on Oct. 7 – 8

Are you a roots music enthusiast? Don’t miss the opportunity to bask yourself in roots music with Uncle Dave Macon Days on October 7 – 8 at Hop Springs (located at 6790 John Bragg Hwy, Murfreesboro). The launch will kick off Friday evening and feature Glade City Rounders, Jake Leg Stompers, and Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny. Saturday performances will highlight The Will MacLean Band, Caleb Christopher Edwards, Jake Leg Stompers and The Cleverlys.

Near the eastern edge of Rutherford County on the border of Cannon County is where the front porch, mill gathering, shade tre, and parlor pickin’ occurred in the 19th and early 20th century. It is there that the serene vistas draw you into a magical, back-in-time place. Uncle Dave Macon’s homeplace is a stone’s throw away. In the 1920’s, Uncle Dave Macon was the first superstar of the Grand Ole Opry.  

Humble beginnings

Starting from humble beginnings on the lawn of the Rutherford County Courthouse in 1978, Uncle Dave Macon Days has been a Middle Tennessee tradition. The festival is reaching new heights partnering with Hop Springs in the beautiful 83 acre rolling hills, a place for growing the festival into the 21st century.

Inspired by the legacy of America’s rich musical heritage, Uncle Dave Macon Days 2022 is expanding its musical genre experience. Sparked by the changes across America’s musical landscape, the festival is dedicated to growing a family-friendly musical event at Hop Springs.

The Early Bird Special are $12 for Friday, October 7 from 5 – 10:30 p.m. and $15 for Saturday, October 8 from 1 – 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available at


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.