NORRISâ€”The best bluegrass, gospel, and old-time music in the South will resonate across the beautiful grounds of the Museum of Appalachia this coming October 10-12. This yearâ€™s line-up includes more than 70 national, regional, and local musicians performing on five unique outdoor stages throughout the pastoral museum setting.
In celebration of 35 years of this award-winning festival, organizers have put together the strongest lineup in event history, including Grammy award winner and multi-talented Marty Raybon and Full Circle, International Bluegrass Music Association male vocalist of the year Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome, Grammy-nominated Della Mae, “Entertainers of the Yearâ€ and â€œVocal Group of the Yearâ€ The Gibson Brothers, and the multi-award winning group Lonesome River Band.
Appearing again this year are Grammy-nominated Blue Highway, “Broadcaster of the Year” Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, the award-winning Darrell Webb Band, the highly recognized Blue Moon Rising, Grits and Soul, Jesse Gregory and Faultline, and the legendary Paul Williams and the Victory Trio. Joining these top artists is one of the most successful bluegrass bands of all time, seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association â€œVocal Group of the Yearâ€ with multiple Grammy and Dove award nominations and IBMA Hall of Fame inductee Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver.
Perennial favorites back at Homecoming this year are Leroy Troy, Ramona Jones, The Dismembered Tennesseans, Daniel Rothwell and his grandfather, legendary buck dancer, Thomas Maupin, The Stewart Family, Dale Jett of the Carter Family, Russ and Becky Jeffers, and Jimbo Whaley and Greenbriar.
Scores of additional musicians will perform all day, each day, over the course of this three-day event.
Tennessee Fall Homecoming, which is much more than a music festival, includes historic demonstrations such as spinning, weaving, sorghum making, blacksmithing, and saw milling, and it also features heritage arts and crafts such as tatting, whittling, lye soap making, leather working, and hand crafted white oak baskets. Tour the entire Museum of Appalachia complex, feast on fine Southern fare and Appalachian delights, and take the opportunity to meet regionally and nationally known Southern writers.
For a full list of artists, or to purchase tickets online, visit the Museum of Appalachiaâ€™s website at www.museumofapppalachia.org. Early discount pricing is available through September 15. For additional information or phone orders, call (865) 494-7680.
See a list of this year’s performers here:Â 2014 Fall Homecoming Performers.