In 1935, the Galax Moose Lodge started a tradition that has grown into the oldest and largest celebration of traditional bluegrass and old-time music in the world.
By Brian Funk, Editor
Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 1:39 pm
No one remembers exactly who first suggested it, as members of the Galax Moose Lodge No. 733 sat around a coal stove in the old Matthews Hardware building in 1934, brainstorming ideas for a new fundraiser.
At some point, five words signaled the beginning of an event that has become known worldwide — “Let’s try a musical program.”
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