You may begin attending Musicians Against Childhood Cancer because of its great lineup, attractvie (and partially deductible) ticket price, and convenient location, but after you've been once you return because you come to believe, passionately, in the cause and your ability to help support it through music. The gates to the MACC campground at Hoover-Y park just outside Columbus, OH on Sunday, July 15 and the music begins at 1:00 PM on Wednesday and continues until around midnight on Saturday night. It's a traditional bluegrass lineup with some twists and unusual combination serving to make the MACC one of the most exciting and enjoyable bluegrass festivals anywhere. This year's MACC (Musicians Against Childhood Cancer) will run from July 18 - 21 at Hoover-Y Park at 1570 Rohr Rd., Lockbourne, OH which is just south of Columbus, OH. Information about tickets may be obtained here or you may order them on line.
Dailey & Vincent
Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
Don Rigsby & Midnight Call
Lost & Found
Dale Ann Bradley
Marty Raybon & Full Circle
Larry Sparks :& The Lonesome Ramblers
Russell More & IIIrdy Tyme Out
The MACC began as a benefit for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Darrell and Phyllis Adkins' daughter Mandy succumbed to a virulent brain stem cancer in November of 2000. Since then Musicians Against Childhood Cancer has donated $642,274.00 to St. Jude and the Y.M.C.A., supporting a research laboratory at St. Jude in Memphis, TN and the Y, which owns to park where the MACC is held. An army of volunteers and sponsors, dedicated to the cause, work during the festival and throughout the year to make this very special festival happens. Musicians donate their performances to help support the cause and because many of them vividly remember Mandy and her love of bluegrass music.
Hoover-Y Park, in Lochbourne, OH. is a spacious, tree-shaded park in suburban Columbus. It's facilities provide a new stage, built with volunteer aide and sponsor funding, to present the music of MACC in the best possible light. The performance area is mostly tree-shaded, allowing fans to enjoy the festivities even on quite warm days. A good selection of vendors offers delicious ice cream, barbecue, fried fish, hamburgers, hot dogs, and more. A beer vendor is available and attendees may bring coolers into the area. Fans are treated like adults at the MACC and expected to behave that way, too.