American Idol finalist Janelle Arthur is expected to play in Oliver Springs at 1 p.m. today during the October Sky Festival.
Arthur had been part of the first-ever all-female Top 5 on the popular televised singing competition in April.
The 6th Annual October Sky Fall Festival started at 9 a.m. today (Saturday) and continues through 4 p.m.
It’s organized by the Oliver Springs Historical Society and the City of Oliver Springs.
The “Heritage at the Depot” will feature the East Tennessee Historical Society exhibit, Windrock Coal Miners, family and church histories, a quilt show, and local artists, the festival website says.
Festival coordinator Julia Daniel said there is much to do, with activities featured downtown; Joe Lawson, treasurer of “In Your Attic” at the museum; and other participants and activities including Bill Landry and rocket launchers.
Arthur is expected to play at 1 p.m. at Oliver Springs High School, Daniel said.
The annual October Sky Festival is Oliver Springs’ way of commemorating the filming of the major motion picture “October Sky,” which was filmed in Oliver Springs in 1999.
For more information, visit http://octoberskyfestivaltn.org/Home.php.