The rolling Tennessee hills west of Nashville will again be alive with the sound of music when the best of Bluegrass hits the stage in Bon Aqua on Saturday, October 27th as the “Second Annual Bon Aqua Bluegrass Festival” is back, as promised, by popular demand!

Faced earlier this month with unexpected venue/artist scheduling conflicts and the unhappy prospect of disappointing fans, presenters of this year’s event were ultimately able to re-schedule the originally projected event into a full Saturday presentation that will include all of this year’s originally advertised headliners. 

Artists set to perform at the event, as originally announced, include Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Remington Ryde, Nothin Fancy, Blue Mother Tupelo, and Larry Stephenson.

Backdrop for the entire event will for a second year be the historic “Hideaway Farm” in Bon Aqua, a short picturesque drive from Nashville. The lush 100 acre spread is the former creative home of music iconJohnny Cash.

Staging will be in the newly renovated rustic barn–turned outdoor stage–adjacent to the pre-Civil War log home that provides the centerpience of the farm owned by Cash for more than 30 years and dubbed by him, “the center of my universe.” Now equipped with state-of-art sound and lights, the mainstage offers fans both covered and open air seating. Food trucks will be onsite

October 27 schedule highlights will include:

9:30AM  Gates open

11:00 AM Remington Ryde

12:30 PM Larry Stephenson 

2:30 PM  Blue Mother Tupelo

4:00 PM  Nothin Fancy

5:30 PM  Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys

Tours of the Cash log home will be accessible 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM day of concert.

The bluegrass event will help cap a full spring through fall agenda in Bon Aqua as The Storytellers Museumand Hideaway Farm are rapidly becoming a “must see” destination for music lovers and tourists from around the world. Both attractions have been lovingly restored and opened to the public with a display of fascinating music memorablia and one-of-a-kind artifacts as well as access to the former Cash home. A recent visitor from England said it best: “Coming to visit the Farm and Museum and getting to experience the home and the land where Johnny Cash lived is an event in itself.” 

Tickets for the one day presentation of the “Second Annual Bon Aqua Bluegrass Festival” are scaled at $30 in advance and $40 onsite.  Children under 12 accompanied by an adult will be admitted free.  Parking is free onsite.

Advance tickets are now onsale through Eventbrite and may be purchased online at the event site: 

Directions:  From Nashville take !-40 West to Exit 172 in DIckson.  Turn left and follow the signs to 9347 Old Highway 46 in Bon Aqua. For additional information:  (931) 996-4336.