American Mule and Bluegrass Festival

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American Mule & Bluegrass Festival
Calsonic Arena
Shelbyville, TN

Schedule of Events
(Golf Carts are available. Reserve yours at www.mikeysmotors.com)

  • September 13th - Monday
    • * Event Check in camping and barn stalls starts at 10 AM (For registration, go to Prices).
  • September 14th - Tuesday
    • * Vendors check in 9 AM
    • * Wagon Train Leaves 10AM returns approximately 4PM (10 points)
    • * Education
      David Borntreger Clinic in Champions Arena starts 10AM - Contact David Borntreger on Facebook or 270-804-6902 or Email davidborntregermuleclinics@gmail.com to participate.
    • * Chuck Wagon Dinner at 5:30

    • * Movie Night in Champions Arena 7PM to 8PM
  • September 15th - Wednesday - Charity - Shelbyville Soup Kitchen and Bedford Builds Habitat for Humanity: Sponsored & Presented by:
    • * Craft show Calsonic Arena Opens 1:00PM
    • * Pickers Alley - (Note to Pickers: Go to Picker Request to request your performance time.)
    • * National American Mule & Donkey Association Show - 10:00AM
      See Class A Show Schedule and NASMA Show Division Guide/Rules
    • * Education
      David Borntreger Clinic in Champions Arena starts 10AM - Contact David Borntreger on Facebook or 270-804-6902 or Email davidborntregermuleclinics@gmail.com to participate.
    • * Wagon Train Leaves 10AM returns approximately 4PM (10 points)
    • * Chuck Wagon Dinner at 5:30
    • * Gospel Bluegrass on Barn Stage - Beth Cooper and Tennessee Hollow 5:30-6:30
    • * Calsonic Arena - Brusharbor Revival (a bluegrass group) 7pm-9pm with guest speaker, David Young, during band break.

  • September 16th - Thursday Charity - Horse Play
    • * Craft Show Calsonic Arena opens 9AM, (closed 4-5:00 And Opens back up at 5PM)
    • * Pickers Alley - (Note to Pickers: Go to Picker Request to request your performance time.)
    • * National American Mule & Donkey Association Show - 9:00AM
      See Class A Show Schedule and NASMA Show Division Guide/Rules
    • * Trail Mule Course Competition in Front of Barn 1 - start 11 AM
      • Basic Trail - $25 entry 100% pay back (10 points)
      • Comprehensive Trail - $25 entry 100% pay back (10 points)
    • * Mid State Cloggers - 4:30 - 5:30

    • * Calsonic Arena - Grand Entrance wagons / saddle mules Calsonic 6 PM
    • * Bluegrass Band Rhonda Vincent & The Rage in Calsonic starts 7PM to 9pm
      (During Band Break Eddie Moore and Big Daddy Racking Mule Demonstration)

  • September 17th - Friday - Charity - Boys and Girls Club
    • * Craft show open 9AM
    • * Animal Petting Zoo opens at 10AM ends 6PM
    • * Pickers Alley - (Note to Pickers: Go to Picker Request to request your performance time.)
    • * Wagon Driving Champions Arena Classes start at 10AM
    • * Fun Show Champion Arena 1PM (10 points)
    • * Education Starts 10AM
      • Middle TN Muleskinners presents mule knowledge and education warm up arena at Barn 4
      • Quarter Mule demonstration
    • * Mule Show 100% payback (10 points) Calsonic Arena 9AM
    • * Barn Stage - The James Stembridge Family Band 1:00PM
    • * Barn Stage - Muletrain - 3:00PM
    • * Barn Stage - Billy Wise and Mountain Time 4pm
    • * Mid State Cloggers - 5:00 - 6:00
    • * Calsonic Arena Bluegrass - The Grasskickers band 7PM to 9PM
      (During Band Break Quarter and Gaited Mule Demonstration)

  • September 18th - Saturday - Charity - Center for Family Development
    Sponsored & Presented by:
    • * Craft show open 9AM
    • * Education - Gaited Mule Demonstration
    • * Youth Learning center opens at 10AM ends 6PM
      • Become a Mule Skinner
      • Animal Petting Zoo
      • Roping, Branding Wood
    • * Pickers Alley - (Note to Pickers: Go to Picker Request to request your performance time.)
    • * Barn Stage - Stones River Bluegrass - 10:00AM
    • * The Rocky Valley Cloggers - 10:00-11:00AM and again 1:00-2:00PM

    • * Mule Pulling and Logging Champions Arena 10AM
    • * Donkey and Jack Stock and Draft mule show Warm up Ring arena 10AM - Show Info
    • * Mule Show 100% payback (10 points) Calsonic Arena 9AM
      • American Gaited Mule Association World Show Calsonic Arena 9AM - Class Sheet
    • * Barn Stage - The Borrowed Mules on 11AM and again at 3PM

    • * Bluegrass Band competition 12-3pm on Barn Stage - $25 entry fee, winner gets $500 and the opportunity to play on the main stage in 2022. To register, contact Ashley Smith ambfestival.ashley@yahoo.com
    • * Barn Stage - Beth Cooper & Tennessee Hollow - 4:00PM
    • * Mid State Cloggers - 4:30 - 5:30
    • * Rocky Top Revue - 5:30 - 6:30

    • * Calsonic Arena Bluegrass bands 7PM to 10PM include:
      Uncle Shuffelo and his Haint Hollow Hootenanny Band & Tennessee Mafia Jug Band
      (During Band Break Drawing for Angel (Sign up here!) and Announcement of Winner of Best all-around Mule 8:15PM to 8:45PM)

Be a sponsor! Go to Sponsorship Info/App for more information and application.

For more information, contact
Marty Ray Gordon
931-703-7975
2021ambf@gmail.com

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