The Jerusalem Ridge Festival

Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration 2014 Lineup


5 Days of Traditional Bluegrass Music from its Birthplace !!

Because we are all humans and subject to the laws of the physical world, the schedule is subject to change. If there is a change, it will be posted as soon as it happens.


Wednesday October 1, 2014 JUST ADDED!!!

Open Microphone for Bands and Artists from Noon till 3 PM
Concert from 3-9 PM with

Gold Wing Express
Cumberland Highlanders
Price Sisters
King's Highway
Kody Norris and the Watauga Mountain Boys
Larry Gillis and his Hard-Driving Swamp Grass Band
Glenn Bolick
Brett Dudenhoeffer Band- Acoustic Essays
and more to be announced

Thursday October 2, 2014

10 AM- Official Opening Color Guard, National Anthem, Invocation
Cumberland Highlanders
Phillip Steinmetz (Nephew of Grandpa Jones) and his Sunny Tennesseans
Glenn Bolick
Phillip Akemon-
(Nephew of Stringbean, Grandpa Joes' best friend,and Bill Monroe’s first banjo player) and the Jackson County Boys
King’s Highway
David Davis & the Warrior River Boys
Alan Sibley and the Magnolia Ramblers
Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain
Blue River

Friday October 3, 2014

Rooster Crow Warm-Bands to be Announced
Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain
Cumberland Highlanders
Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers
David Leatherman & the Stone County Boys
Phillip Steinmetz and his Sunny Tennesseans
Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass
Elvis Doolin and the Magan Square Dancers
The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
Larry Gillis and his Hard-Driving Swamp Grass Band
Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers
Ricky Prater and the Midnight Travelers

Keeping the Dream Alive

Saturday October 4, 2014
Rooster Crow Warm Up with Special Guests
Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers- Celebrating 50 Years in Music
Ronnie Reno and the Reno Tradition
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
The Cumberland Highlanders
Phillip Steinmetz and his sunny Tennesseans
Shane Adkins- Champion Thumb Picker and Finger Picker
Sammy Adkins & the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys
Larry Gillis and his Hard-Driving Swamp Grass Band
Duane Patterson & the River Ramblers
Tommy Brown & County Line Grass
David Leatherman & Stone County

Sunday October 5, 2014

Graveside Service
Sunday Morning Church Service
All Gospel Singing with Larry Sparks and the Lonesome Ramblers
Shane Adkins
Larry Gillis and his Hard-Driving Swamp Grass Band
Kings Highway
Cumberland Highlanders
Kody Norris & the Watauga Mountain Boys

Finale with the Cumberland Highlanders and Guests

Because we are all humans and subject to the laws of the physical world, the schedule is subject to change. If there is a change, it will be posted as soon as it happens.

A Cumberland Highlander Production
Julie and Campbell Mercer & 200 Volunteers who Love You

Celebrating American Bluegrass and Mountain Music

*Listen to the festival LIVE on your FM radio* Frequency will be announced

Festival Rules:
• Keep Jerusalem Ridge wholesome – No alcohol or illegal substances are allowed. And, Ohio County is a dry county.
• Please realize that Jerusalem Ridge is operated by volunteers. Please treat them kindly. Many of them don’t even get time to listen to the music on the stage.
• Drive very slowly. Be sure to always stay to the right! Watch out for blind curves.
• If you leave your chair for extended periods expect folks needing a better view to plop down in it. They’ll be happy to move when you return.
• Please do not smoke in the concert, stage, backstage, and work shop areas.
• All campers should register with attendant before setting up. Please notify attendant if you think you have a loud generator. Quiet generators, not necessarily whisper quiet, but generators rated in the 60-69 decibel range are best.
• Please follow instructions of parking attendant. We must keep access open for emergency vehicles.
• Keep pets leashed. Friendly pets only. Please clean up after them.
• You may be on TV. It is assumed that you are agreeable to this. “Hot Set”
• Have a lot of fun!

RV Dumping $15.00 and Water Tank Refill $20.00 (Different Truck )
Call the number below when you need these services

Join us Sunday Morning at 10 AM at the Rosine Cemetery for the Monroe Graveside singing and prayer service, the worship service on the main stage, and the Sunday Gospel Singing, and the Grand Finale Sunday night.

Special Thanks to
The volunteers and donors who kept the dream alive
30 Greatest Bluegrass Bands in the world
Allen Logging and Chipping
Jimmy Smith Trucking
Country Oven Bakery
South Central Bank
Clean Green
Tom Lyons
Lizzie Lewis
The MC Team
Anderson Electric
Brother Mike Taylor
Jerry and Diana Cannon
Dickey and Janice House
Mid-South Equipment
Andy Berley Computer Solutions
Monroe Home Place Tour Guides and Volunteers
J and J Towing
And to the fans who love and support this music and its musicians




Thursday thru Saturday

Leave County Park Leave Jerusalem Ridge
8:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M.
9:30 10:00
11:20 12:00
12:20 P.M. 2:00 P.M.
2:20 3:30
4:00 5:00
5:30 5:30
6:00 6:30
7:00 7:30
8:00 8:30
After last show


Shuttles will be available at the Lower Field at Jerusalem Ridge boarding area starting at approximately 9:20 Sunday morning to pick up people going to the Bill Monroe Graveside Service at the Rosine Cemetery. They will make as many trips as necessary to get all that want to attend to the site and return.

Please bear with us – if there are large numbers that want to attend by bus, some delays may be inevitable. Thanks for your patience.


Busses will be available at the Ohio County Park at 9:00 to take folks to the Graveside Service at the Rosine Cemetery and to drop off those who want to remain on Jerusalem Ridge. The regular bus schedule to the Ridge will resume after the service at approximately 11:30 and will run until after the Finale in the evening.

(download the festival program above). The schedule will be available at gate.

Start making your plans NOW to attend
The 2014 Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration
October 2-5, 2014 (If you would like us to include Wednesday October 1, let us know !)
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We hope to see y'all there!