After hosting four successful years of bluegrass festivals in August, the Turnbull family hosted their First Annual Memorial Weekend Back 40 Bluegrass Festival May 24-27 in Curryville. The event featured nearly 20 groups performing bluegrass music for more than 26 hours. Emcees of the event were Gene Skinner and Mark Withers with Steve Klein providing sound. A one hour tribute to honor veterans was also held on Saturday. Refreshments, CDs, and souvenirs were for sale at the event. A Cook Shack was also open and proceeds from their sales benefited Faith Baptist Church.
Among the long list of groups featured in the festival were Grasstowne, Blue Steel Rail, Mountain Faith, The Punches Family, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, Frank Vaughn & 2nd Time Around, Louisiana Grass, New Outlook Bluegrass, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Missouri River Band, The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, David Parmley & Continental Divide, Blue Highway, and others.