Tennessee Fall Homecoming, One of the Nation’s Largest and Most Authentic Music and Folk Festivals, Takes Place Oct. 6-8

CLINTON, Tenn. – The 38th annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming, one of the nation's largest and most authentic music and folk festivals, takes place Oct. 6-8 at the Museum of Appalachia. Tickets are on sale now.

Each day, all day, musicians perform on rustic outdoor stages; filling the air with the sounds of traditional mountain, folk, bluegrass, gospel, old-time and Americana.

The weekend includes demonstrations of pioneer skills, a large craft fair with authentic Appalachian artisans, and traditional Southern foods. The museum offers a picturesque backdrop for this annual festival, with its dozens of historic log buildings, display halls filled with authentic artifacts, and gardens and farm animals surrounded by split-rail fences.

The Museum of Appalachia is excited to announce the additions of evening concerts featuring award-winning artists, and a fun-filled Family Day to its beloved arts and music festival.

Festivities kick off its first evening show on Friday, Oct. 6 with genre-bending powerhouse group, The SteelDrivers, fresh off of their 2016 Grammy win for Best Bluegrass Album.

Multi-award winning country singer, Lee Ann Womack, whose career boasts more than 6 million album sales, performs on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 7, along with bluegrass super-group, The Earls of Leicester, assembled and led by dobro-master, Jerry Douglas.

Other performers include Leroy Troy; Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier; The Wayfarers; Carolina Express; Eli Fox; The Real McCoys and many more.

New this year is “Family Day” Sunday, Oct. 8. The weekend is capped-off with a day full of games, animals, storytelling, demonstrations, and music. Parents and children can enjoy hands-on activities as they learn about Appalachian history and culture.

All Homecoming proceeds go toward the Museum's mission to preserve Appalachian culture and heritage. A non-profit organization since 2003, the Museum is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

For a full lineup, tickets and more information, visit www.museumofappalachia.org

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010