Antique Trail
Barbecue Trail
Barn Trail
Civil War/Military Trail
Coal Trail
Courthouse Trail
Famous Musicians Trail
Golf Trail
Historic Sites Trail
Monument Trail
Railroad Trail
Scenic Vistas
Unique Dining Trail
Wildlife/Birding Trail
W.C. Handy Blues Trail
Bill Monroe Bluegrass Trail
Everly Brothers/Merle Travis Rock -n- Roll Trail




Hwy 68-80
Paducah to Maysville
Hwy 31W-31E
Louisville to Nashville
Hwy 51 (6 State Initiative)
Louisiana to Wisconsin


Keeping the light burning in the window at the Birthplace of Blue Grass Music.

The Bill Monroe Foundation, on behalf of the friends, fans, and musicians from 43 states, 27 Kentucky communities, and 12 foreign countries and provinces who showed their love and support for the mission of the Bill Monroe Foundation and the man, Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass, would like to extend a huge thank you to the following people and sponsors who helped make Jerusalem Ridge 2004 a historic success and helped keep the "light burning in the window" for another year. The music was unparalleled and the Spirit was everywhere.

The Lord, first and foremost
  • Bill Monroe Foundation Board of Directors
  • Bill Monroe Home Place Tour Guides
  • Bill Monroe Foundation Members and Donors
  • Our local and National Festival Volunteers
  • The Fans
  • The 50+ bands and acts that volunteered their talents.
Phil Steinmetz- Grandpa Jones great-nephew
Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys
Dowden Sisters
Tom Morgan and Friends
Joe Isaacs and Mountain Bluegrass
Doc Whilhite
Davidson Brothers
Larry Fuller Band
Cherryholmes Family Band
Roni Stoneman
Carolina Rose and Bluegrass Express
Moron Brothers
Cumberland Highlanders- Wayne Lewis, Doc Mercer, Butch Robins,
Joe Isaacs, Stacy York, Gerald Evans, Jim Rigsby, Danny Jones
Alex Leach
David Leatherman and Stone County
Bresslers Brother Band
Frank Hammond and Old Time Bluegrass
Ronnie Reno
The Mule Band
Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain
Flint River Boys
Eric Lewis and Southern Missouri Bluegrass
Mary Margaret McElrath
Misty Valley Boys
Bluegrass 101
Vince Combs and Shade Tree Grass
David Davis and the Warrior River Boys
Delaney Brothers Band
Bluegrass Invasion
Big Country Bluegrass
Cecil Hall and the Dominion Bluegrass Boys (Charlie Monroe's last band)
Larry Wallace Band with Tom Ewing
Lilliemae and the Dixie Gospelaires
Tommy Brown and County Line Grass
Russell Wilson
Sammy Adkins, Junior Blankenship and other Sandy Hook Mountain Boys
Clyde and Marie Denny
Eddie Pennigton
Cumberland Grass
The Coal Porters
John Reichman and the Jaybirds
Dean Osborne
Krystal Miller
Cotton Ginnee
Windy Mills
Hiram Stamper
Jan Johansson
Violet Long
The Newells
Jim Ashley/ Gene Wilson
Bill and Wilma Millsaps
Flaming Doritos (First president of Bill Monroe Fan Club)
Marlene and John Loving
Joe Lamay And Sherry Reece
And more! We apologize if we have accidently forgotten o menion anyone
but we thank you jut the same!
Our Sponsors:
Cumberland Highlander Productions
Perdue Farms
Commonwealth Community Bank
First Kentucky Bank
Ohio County Balefill
RC Cola of Beaver Dam
McDonalds of Beaver Dam, Morgantown, and Central City
Days Inn of Beaver Dam
Asphalt Services of Hartford
Smith Bros. Lumber Mill
Kidd Fiberglass
Young Manufacturing
Ace Hardware of Livermore
Ward Implement
River City Honda
Denny’s Restaurant of Beaver Dam
Supporting Organizations and Individuals:

Rosine Fire Department
Ohio County EMS
Ohio County Sheriff’s Department
Ohio County Park
Local Land Owners
Our Quality Food and Craft Vendors
Malissa Beatty- Bill Monroe Portrait Painter
Robyn Gragg- Bill Monroe Quilt maker
Sharon Hatler- Gourd Painter
Preacher Mike Taylor and area churches that took part in the Sunday service
Ohio County VFW and AMVETS
Carolina Rose, and Al Jones who donated the money for the new signage
Bluegrass Sound and Lighting
and Dan Matthews Central City Elementary
Wayland Elementary
Horse Branch Elementary
Bluegrass in the Schools Program
Joel Turner
Odie Embry
Highlander Country Store and Brower Enterprises
West Kentucky Corporation
Sam and Sandy Glazebrook
The local restaurants, motels, bed and breakfasts and Ohio County residents
who treated our guests with the utmost in Southern hospitality.
The Rosine Association
Rosine Community Park
Rosine General Store
Tom Lyons
The Revlett Family
Eminence, Missouri Cross Country Trail Ride and Bluegrass Festival
Memphis Area Bluegrass Association
Ron Malec
Other on-site donors

The 2004 Recap:
  • Visitors from 43 states, 27 KY cities and towns, and 12 countries descended on Jerusalem Ridge Sept-30-Oct-3 2004
  • 50 + acts donated their talents for this monumental project, keeping "the light burning in the window" for another year
  • Motels and bed and breakfasts in Hartford, Beaver Dam, Morgantown, Central City, Leitchfield and Owensboro were at or near capacity for the event.
  • Significant increase in gate receipts from 2003
Some Comments:
  • "I was in Heaven"- D. G., the Netherlands
  • Now this is real bluegrass" A. F., New York
  • "This will be the biggest festival in the United States soon"- Bluegrass legend, Melvin Goins
  • "Thank you for an incredible weekend!" J. F. , Alabama
  • "Thank you all again for providing such a great service to people like us that enjoy the roots of great, traditional American music". S. C., Michigan
  • "I loved the music and the fellowship." D. K., Arizona
  • "I loved the traditional bluegrass and the natural setting." F. A., South Dakota
  • "We love everything!" B. H., Raphine, VA
  • "Love it all!…resist commercialization!" J. G., Eldridge, MO
  • "We love the BMF, traditional bluegrass music and more traditional bluegrass music!" B. C., Michigan
  • "Love the music and the friendly people!" F. H., Marquette, TX
  • "We drove 899 miles to get here and it was worth it! We watch (this project) on RFD TV every week." G. L. Moody Texas
  • "We love all the old-time, hard-driving bluegrass." D. J., Fredericktown, MO
  • "I loved every last little bit!" R. H. Dublin, Ireland
  • "Our favorite part was watching Campbell and all keep everything running like a well-oiled locomotive. Great job!" T. C. Illinois
  • "They worked me to death for four days! But I got 240 dollars in tips in one day alone!" Beaver Dam waitress
  • "I even got to meet a man from Alaska who came in for the festival." Beaver Dam waitress
  • "The festival was so well organized." M. B., Colorado
  • "Thank you for making everything accessible for my boy friend and me. We will be bringing more people with us next year." Handicapped fans from WV- K. K.
Please remember that we need your support all year! For membership and donor
information please email us at:
Box 429 Rosine, KY 42370

The Bill Monroe Foundation is pleased to provide this wrap up of Bluegrass Music's historic 2004 Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass Celebration.

WMTH CORPORATION PO BOX 51153 BOWLING GREEN, KY 42102 PHONE (270) 792-5300 FAX 721-0004