Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Come see why people from all over the south visit the Sutton General Store, Granville Museum, Antique Car Museum, Sutton House,
and antique shops! On the waterfront just an hour outside Nashville — Historic Granville, TN — a place you’ll want to call home.

OPEN Wed - Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat 10AM-5PM
Sutton Homestead Open Wed – Fri 12-3 PM, Sat 12-5 PM

May 26, 2018 Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival

The 20th Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 26th will have the annual Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival  as one of the featured events of the day.  The

Bluegrass Festival will be a full day of bluegrass competition as well as bluegrass bands performing.  The festival will be at the Pruett Stage featuring the following:

10:00 a.m. Bilbreys, 11:00 a.m. Evermean Evergreen Cloggers, 11:30 Jolly String Quartet, 12:30 Honoring of Marty & Charmine Lanham.  At 1:00 p.m. will be the Uncle

Jimmy Thompson Grand Champion Fiddle Competition.  Registration for the competition will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with entry fee of $5.00.  The prize money

for winners will be $225.00 for first, $175.00 for second and $125.00 for third with the winner performing center stage at the Birthplace of Bluegrass Music during

Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Show on June 21, 2018 with Dailey and Vincent.  For more information on the competition visit

Following competition the following will perform at  2:30 p.m. Evermean Evergreen Cloggers, 3:00 Jolly String Quartet, 4:00 p.m. Ida Clare Bluegrass Band.

The festival is honored to have the opportunity to honor Marty and Charmaine Lanham.  Marty has been involved in almost every aspect of bluegrass music in

Tennessee for the past 45 years.  He co-founded with his wife Charmaine the Station Inn in Nashville in 1974, the longest running bluegrass venue in the world.  His career includes banjo

player in Wilma Lee Cooper’s Clinch Mountain Clan. Charmaine was Executive Director and co-founder of the Nashville Bluegrass Music Association.  She produced

the first bluegrass concert at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.  She has been playing guitar in bluegrass bands since 1974.  Marty and Charmaine have performed

with his band at the Dixie Café in Byrdstown since introducing bluegrass music there in 2004.

The Bluegrass Festival is sponsored by Bates Ford of Lebanon, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Wildwood Resort & Marina Granville and Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman.   The bluegrass festival chairman is Jimmy Bilbrey and you can contact him at 931-510-7770.  The weekly Sutton Ole Time Music Bluegrass Dinner Show will occur on

May 26th featuring Ida Clare Bluegrass Band performing.  Reservations are available by calling 931-653-4151.

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