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

Come join us for mules, crafts, fun and Good Bluegrass music!

This is a charity event and will be benefiting Freedom Sings USA.
Freedom Sings
Freedom Sings USA's Mission is to help veterans, military personnel, and their families
throughout the country reach emotional balance by telling their stories
through the creative process of songwriting.

Where old friends come together...
JB Stubblefield - WWII US Army
103 years old meets mule - Diamonds In Your Pocket
AMBF will be honoring Mr. JB Stubblefield...Read More

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
  • Educational area for children 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
  • Outdoor Stage for concerts and picking during the day

Entertainers and much more info is on the way!

We are excited to have clinician, Steve Edward from Queen Valley Mule Ranch, who will be on site to address any question you have. He will be available Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Expert Mule and Donkey Training with Steve Edwards

Don't miss this!
$17.00 for 1 day pass to all events and craft fair.
Veterans with service ID get in FREE
(kids 6 years of age and under get in free).

Armbands will be required and given upon payment and entry.
Go to our Tickets Page to reserve now!

Gabriel, "Buddy", is an American made Black in color coming 2-year-old John mule. Gabriel was donated by Heritage Realty Company of Shelbyville TN.

He will lead, load, and clip. The drawing will be held Saturday night, Oct 1,2022 during the bluegrass band break. Only $5.00 per ticket will get you in the drawing.

You have an option!

Keep the mule OR put him up for auction (auctioneer on site). IF you choose to auction Gabriel, you will go home with 50% of the final sale price and the other 50% will be donated to Freedom Sings USA. Go to the Mule Donation form for your chance to win.

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

Becky Buller is the first woman to win the International Bluegrass Music Award for Fiddle Player of the Year as well as the first artist to win awards in both vocal and instrumental categories in the same year. Be sure to come see her show!

**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. Read more.. Homestead Life Skills

We will be broadcast live daily on WLIJ radio Station FM 98.7 and AM 1580!

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

For more information, contact
Marty Ray Gordon

Schedule Partners Entry Forms/Applications Tickets About Us