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American Mule and Bluegrass Festival

American Mule and Bluegrass Festival

2nd annual
American Mule & Bluegrass Festival
September 27th through October 2nd, 2022!
Calsonic Arena
721 Whitethorn St.
Shelbyville TN.37160

Join us for mules, crafts, games, and great bluegrass music!

This is a charity event to help Freedom Sings USA.
Freedom Sings

Sings of Freedom USA’s Mission is to help veterans, military personnel, and their Families around the nation find emotional equilibrium by communicating their tales via the creative process of music.

Where old friends come together…
JB Stubblefield – WWII US Army
Diamonds In Your Pocket – 103-year-old meets mule AMBF will be honoring Mr. JB Stubblefield… Continue Reading

We will have tons of events for the whole family.

Some of the events will be:

2-3 day Wagon Train Ride with Fish Fry
Mule Shows and Competitions
Mule and Draft Horse pulling
Craft Show
Food Trucks
Wagon Masters show of wagons
Chuck Wagon Cooking dinners
Cast Iron Cooking Competition and tasting
Children’s educational section about Mules and Bluegrass Mule churning Ice Cream and Petting Zoo
Pumpkin “patch” area
Cowboy demonstrations
Roping activity and Branding of wood
Nightly Bluegrass concerts inside Calsonic
Clogging and Square Dancing
During the day, there is an outdoor stage for music and picking.

Entertainers and much more info is on the way!

We are delighted to welcome clinician Steve Edward of Queen Valley Mule Ranch. who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have He will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Steve Edwards provides expert mule and donkey training.

Don’t miss this!
All activities and the craft fair are $40.00 for all three days. Veterans with service ID get in FREE
(kids 6 years of age and under get in free).

$15.00 daily ticket will be available at the gate
Go to our Tickets Page to reserve now!

MULE RAFFLE FOR DONATIONS to FREEDOM SINGS USA!
Gabriel, “Buddy”, is an American made Black in color coming 2-year-old John mule. Gabriel was given to us by Heritage Realty Company of Shelbyville TN.

He will lead, load, and clip. The drawing will take place on Saturday. night, Oct 1,2022 during the bluegrass band break. You may enter the drawing for as little as $5.00 per ticket.
You have an option!

Keep the mule OR sell him at auction (auctioneer on site). If you opt to auction Gabriel, you will get 50% of the ultimate selling price, while the remaining 50% will be donated. Freedom Sings, USA Go to the Mule Donation form for your chance to win.

L-R: Gabriel, Marty Ray Gordon, AMBF Chairman, Aaron Hudson, AMBF Vice Chairman, and Heritage Reality of Shelbyville, TN’s Jeff Hicks

Becky Buller is the first woman and the first artist to receive the International Bluegrass Music Award for Fiddle Player of the Year. vocal and instrumental categories in the same year. Make plans to watch her performance!

**NEW** – Become a Mule Skinner with the American Mule & Music Assocation (AMMA) and join us in learning homestead life skills and joining us for sharing & festivals. Continue reading… Homestead Life Skills

We will be broadcasting live on WLIJ radio stations FM 98.7 and AM 1580 every day!

A big THANK YOU to our Partners.
They make this all possible!

For more information, contact
Marty Ray Gordon
931-703-7975
[email protected]

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