Get ready for some down-home pickin’ at Dewdrop Jamboree

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Music lovers can tap their toes and hum along as the Dewdrop Jamboree gets underway at 6 p.m. Saturday at Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro.

“This is our second concert, and we know there’s hardly anywhere to listen to music without being in a bar,” says Larry Martin, originator and producer of the Dewdrop Jamboree.

Martin, who has been musically inclined from a young age, pitched the notion of a concert series to Pat Jackson, Martin’s co-producer and singer/musician.

“I threw this idea at Pat, and he thought it was a good idea,” said Martin.

They went with the name “Dewdrop Jamboree” to pay homage to one of the Grand Ole Opry’s first stars, Uncle Dave Macon, a banjo picker who lived in the Kittrell community and was known as “The Dixie Dewdrop.”

Martin called his close friends in the music industry and presented his idea. Most of them “jumped on it immediately,” he said.

The first Dewdrop Jamboree was in March and drew a good crowd, Jackson said, adding organizers hope to make it a regular event.

For this show, the performing artists set to appear include Michael “Supe” Granda, Grasstime, Mike Allen, Judi Willis, Casey Clark, Ron Wallace, Skylar Wallace, Carl Farris, Rhonda Tenpenny, Jeannene Johnson, Melissa Wray, Joe C Martin, Lee Tenpenny, Joe Khoury, Billy Taylor, Doug Devlin, Mitch McElwain, Johnny Carpenter and Bill Poe. Both Martin an Jackson will perform as well.

Additionally, Chip Walters, “voice” of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, will serve as show announcer.

Advanced tickets are available at First National Bank on Mercury Boulevard or by calling 615-254-2868. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the show. General admission is $10. Tickets are also available at the door the day of the show.

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