JIMMIE RODGERS MUSIC FESTIVAL
America's Longest-Running Music Festival
The Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival began in 1953 with the Jimmie Rodgers' Day, which attracted more than 50,000 attendees, and has provided live music entertainment by premier musicians throughout the years. Due to the Father of Country Music's influence on all genres of American music and the rich legacy he left behind, the Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival has a unique opportunity to draw a wide regional – and even international – audience.
“Through thoughtfully-planned promotional and operative efforts, the festival has grown to incorporate diverse music acts which represent the many genres of American music influenced by Jimmie Rodgers and will continue to prove itself as a major contributor to tourism and have a positive economic impact for our state.”
- Ed Snodgrass, Former Jimmie Rodgers Foundation Board President