Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration is an annual festival held in October where fans and musicians gather to play and listen to traditional bluegrass music, and to honor and remember Bill Monroe who made it all possible. The festival, running for four full days, is held on Jerusalem Ridge, just outside Rosine, Kentucky, where Bill, Charlie and Birch Monroe grew up and learned the roots of what was to eventually evolve into what we know as “bluegrass” music.
The Jerusalem Ridge Foundation is operated by a volunteer army. We are updating the information about the JRBC daily. Those of you who have sent email inquiries will soon receive an email back from us! And all of you have been added to the email address book. You will receive updates and newsletters from my office and the time approaches for the greatest festival in the world.
Today, there are ten dedicated individuals who make up the board of the Foundation. In addition, there are twenty wonderful local people who give tours of the birthplace of bluegrass music seven days a week. During the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration, the number of volunteers grows to almost three hundred. But there is much more to do and we need your help too.