Award-winning country music singer Lee Ann Womack will headline this weekend’s Tennessee Fall Homecoming festival at the Museum of Appalachia in Norris.
The Tennessee Fall Homecoming is one of the region’s largest and most authentic music and folk festivals. It will be held Friday, October 6, through Sunday, October 8, at the Museum of Appalachia.
For its 38th annual event, the Museum is featuring an all-new Family Day and an evening concert series with award-winning artists, a press release said.
Genre-bending ensemble The SteelDrivers will play the first evening show on Friday, October 6, the press release said. Womack will perform on the evening of Saturday, October 7, along with Jerry Douglas’s bluegrass supergroup, The Earls of Leicester, the release said.
Homecoming will continue to feature dozens of musicians performing during the daytime, including Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Flashback, Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive, Leroy Troy, Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, and many more, the press release said.
For only $30, the whole family can attend Tennessee Fall Homecoming’s all-new “Family Day,” held Sunday, October 8. The weekend is capped-off with a day full of games, animals, storytelling, demonstrations, and music, the press release said.
“Parents and children will enjoy hands-on activities as they learn about Appalachian history and culture—all at an affordable rate,” the release said.
This year, Homecoming will feature several new activities and demonstrations, including log snigging and a mule jumping contest. Guests will also enjoy traditional Appalachian dancing, authentic artisans demonstrating and selling their crafts, old-time mountain demonstrations, and local authors—such as Bill Bass, the press release said.
Guests can tour the historic Pioneer Village and taste fine Southern fare. Student Heritage Day kicks off the festival on the morning of October 6 with activities for young folks, the release said.
Single-day and weekend tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance gate during the event. Parking is free.
You can find the museum on Facebook or visit its website at www.museumofappalachia.org to see the full list of artists, get up-to-date festival information, find answers to FAQs (frequently asked questions), get directions, and more.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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