Join Etowah in celebrating the legacy of “Cousin Jake” as influential bluegrass musicians from across the genre join the local host band for an all-day, down-home bluegrass festival in the historic Gem Theater. This festival of bluegrass music, named in honor of Cousin Jake Tullock, is held every year in March and located at the Gem Theater.
Jake grew up in Etowah, Tennessee where he learned to make music with his family. After leaving home to make a career as a musician he landed a job with Flatt and Scruggs, playing bass and telling jokes. He traveled with Flatt and Scruggs for 20 years. Jake retired from the music scene and moved back to Etowah, where he served as a police dispatcher until his death.
Come hear the music that Jake loved played. The festival is held at the Historic Gem Theater in downtown Etowah. There will be lots of jamming going on across the street at the L&N Depot Museum, so bring your instrument along. Between sets, pick up bargains at the many antique shops and outlets located in the downtown.