The 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival kicked off in Murfreesboro on Friday.
The three-day event in Cannonsburgh Village drew more than forty-five thousand festival goers.
“Everyone likes to take that step back in time and enjoy just the wholesome family atmosphere. It feels safe, it's fun. You just kind of kick your shoes off and kick back in a rocking chair and relax and enjoy the music,” board member Candy Carter told Nashville's News 2.
Bluegrass performer Ricky Skaggs performed Saturday night alongside Sharon White. They also served as the Grand Marshals of the motorless parade.
Sunday included a Gospel showcase with a performance by Kristina Craig.
“People get the feeling of home here, just with Cannonsburgh and all the you know the little houses and just all the vendors and it's like you go into a different world almost. So I think people like to escape for those few days and just enjoy the music,” Craig explained.
Both Skaggs and White received the festival's 2013 Heritage Award.
- April 15, 2013: Ricky Skaggs to perform at annual Uncle Dave Macon Days