KINGSTON, Tenn. – Muir Fest, an Americana music festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of John Muir’s 1,000-mile walk that took him through Kingston, is slated 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at Fort Southwest Point in Kingston.
Recognized as “The Father of the National Parks system," John Muir, perhaps the most famous naturalist and conservationist in the U.S., walked across the Clinch and Emory Rivers into Kingston on Sept. 12, 1867 and described it as "the most heavenly place."
Enjoy live music, learn about ecology and conservation efforts, experience water recreation, witness a sturgeon release and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Jason Eskridge and Jay Clark headline the concert. Eskridge recently performed at the 2017 Presidential Inauguration and has played with Zac Brown, Lyle Lovett and TobyMac. Jay Clark has played in several bluegrass bands - most notably with Keith Garrett (of The Boxcars) and with Robinella and Cruz Contreras of The Black Lillies.
Clark, a former wildlife biologist, is set to give a presentation at the festival as well. Additional renowned discussions from ecologists and naturalists in the area are also scheduled.
For more information, visit www.roanetourism.com.
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