Still pickin’ after 15 years

Andrew Alexander

Still pickin’ after 15 years

Bill Wagoner and the Flatwoods performing their rendition of I’ll Fly Away Saturday at the Bill Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass show.

A three-band lineup highlighted the Bill Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass show that took place at the Adamsville Community Center on Boone Street Saturday, June 18.

Willie Eubanks and Cross Road Bluegrass began their set around 6 p.m. and were followed by Bill Wagoner and the Flatwoods, who were then followed by Rudy Moore and the Bluegrass Pals.

According to Bill Wagoner, the event has been going on in Adamsville since 1993, and he has been the event’s M.C. for the last 15 years.

“I’ve been up late at night after a show and the music just keeps playing in my ear,” said Wagoner in regards to his passion for bluegrass that has kept this show going for as many years as it has.

Wagoner said they host a variety of bands all sharing a passion for bluegrass and good clean fun by providing gospel and bluegrass auditory enjoyment to audiences that have been filling the Adamsville Community Center, also known as “The Marty” for nearly two decades.

The Bill Wagoner Memorial Bluegrass show is a monthly event that takes place at the Adamsville Community Center and serves as a social network for musicians and the community who share his passion for bluegrass music, and putting on a “clean family show.”

In its 15 plus years the bluegrass show has seen hundreds of musicians play on their stage, including five of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys, who have played with one band or another gracing the stage at the Marty in Adamsville.

The Bill Wagoner Bluegrass Memorial show will take the next two months off, and will return to the stage the third weekend of September.