The Museum of Appalachia has announced the music lineup for its 37th Annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming from October 7-9.
High-profile artists scheduled to appear include 20-year Homecoming veteran, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver—an IBMA Hall of Fame Member and 2016 Grammy-Nominated artist; Mountain Faith, semi-finalists on Season 10 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent”; Lonesome River Band, Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo award-winners; and seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year award-winners, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out.
One of the nation’s largest, most authentic music and folk festivals, Homecoming features more than 70 musicians performing on four outdoor stages, a press release said. Each year, tens of thousands of music fans come to enjoy concerts spanning many genres—including bluegrass, country, gospel, and Americana music.
The experience is unrivaled, according to Grammy-nominated dobro player, Phil Leadbetter: “I always look forward to fall because of the Museum Of Appalachia’s Tennessee Fall Homecoming. More than just a music festival, it’s like a reunion with family and friends. This should be on everyone’s bucket list. I am already counting down the days!”
Other notable artists set to perform include The Grascals, Flatt Lonesome, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, David Holt and Josh Goforth, Kenny and Amanda Smith, The Church Sisters, Dale Ann Bradley, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Phil Leadbetter, Jeff Brown and Still Lonesome, Leroy Troy, Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain, Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle, The Ransom Notes, Bill and the Belles, Flashback, and dozens more.
The American Bus Association (ABA) recently announced that Homecoming has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2016, by an expert tourism industry selection committee.
More than a music festival, guests will enjoy traditional Appalachian dancing, authentic artisans demonstrating and selling their crafts; old-time mountain demonstrations such as sorghum and lye soap making, basket weaving, blacksmithing, sassafras tea making, and hundreds more; touring the historic Pioneer Village; and taste fine Southern fare, the press release said. Student Heritage Day kicks off the festival on October 6 with hands-on educational activities for today’s children & youth.
Advanced tickets are available now at a discounted rate. To order either full festival or single-day tickets, call the Museum at (865) 494-7680, or purchase online by September 21.
Find the Museum on Facebook, or visit the website at www.museumofappalachia.org to see the full list of artists as booking progresses.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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