Ian Thomas & the Band of Drifters performing “Nickels and Dimes” on the WDVX Blue Plate Special

Ian Thomas brought his Band Of Drifters to the Blue Plate stage for some Classic Country string bending songs that have been compared to Waylon, Hank, and the like. Ian treated the crowd to selections from the Band’s latest release, “Live In 2016”, including this cry in your beer number, “Nickels and Dimes”. Band Of Drifters is Ian Thomas on vocals and guitar, Jon Whitlock on drums, Chris Zuhr on bass, and Brock Henderson on electric guitar. Learn more about Band Of Drifters at http://www.bandofdrifters.com/ . Ian also performs solo and with The Bus Driver Tour. Check out those websites at http://www.ianthomasmusic.com/ and http://www.thebusdrivertour.com/

Ian Thomas & the Band of Drifters are playing Tennessee Shines Radio Show this Wednesday night at Boyd’s Jig and Reel. The show starts at 7pm and the doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $10 at the door and $7 in advance here.

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio

Camperfest

May 5May 6

Camperfest Reunion celebrates the iconic WDVX 14ft Camper Broadcast Studio that started it all in 1997 and the Camperfest Americana Music Festival, which happened from 1998 – 2007. This was WDVX’s annual happening where the station threw a great party that brought listeners and local and national artist from near and far together for a weekend of great music and fellowship.

Help support WDVX during our 20 year anniversary celebration by attending the special Camperfest Reunion May 5-6 at Dumplin Valley Farm in Kodak, TN just 25 minutes from downtown Knoxville.

The original WDVX 14ft Camper Broadcast Studio will be on site to tour.

Featuring the music of:
Darrell Scott
Scott Miller and the Commonwealth

Jill Andrews
Robinella                                                                                                                                              
Jay Clark and the TN Tree Beavers
The Barstool Romeos
Brendon James Wright and the Wrongs
Four Leaf Peat
Eli Fox
…and more to be announced!

EVENT TIMES:   Friday, May 5, 2017     Music: 4pm – 11pm   (Gates open 3pm)

Saturday, May 6, 2017     Music:  1pm – 11pm   (Gates open at Noon)

 

Pricing Schedule

WEEKEND PASS FRIDAY – MAY 5ONE DAY PASS SATURDAY – MAY 6ONE DAY PASS
Early Bird:  3/17/17 – 4/14/17 $40.00 ea $22.50 ea $25.00 ea
4/15/17 – 5/4/17 $45.00 ea $25.00 ea $30.00 ea
Day of Price: $50.00 ea $30.00 ea $35.00 ea

 

Above prices are per ticket (plus applicable service fee).  Click here to purchase tickets.  

Kids: 12 years old and under get in free! (Above prices do not include camping – see below)

Seating:  General Admission – (First come, first serve), Festival seating – Bring lawnchairs/blankets (there will be approximately 500 chairs in the covered barn area, but you are welcome to bring your own chair.)

Parking:  FREE, On-Site parking

Food & Beverages:  Beer, water, and food will be available for purchase. (more food information to come)

PROHIBITED in the Barn and on Festival Lawn:  No Coolers, No Pets, No tents/shades structures, wagons or carts, no selfie sticks. No outside food or beverages allowed.  No smoking in Barn.  No large backpacks/bags. All items subject to search.

CAMPING INFORMATION:   On site camping reservations are being made through Dumplin Valley Farm. For information on RV/Tent Camping, go to their webpage, call (865) 397-7942, or email at dumplingrass@comcast.net. (Campers must have purchased Camperfest Tickets for Festival admission.)

Stay tuned for additional details and line-up info.  Mark your calendars now to join us at Camperfest!

 

Location & Directions:

Dumplin Valley Road

525 East Dumplin Valley Rd.

Kodak, TN 37764

DO NOT USE GPS to Dumplin Valley. Located just off I-40 Exit 407 on the North side of the interstate.  East Dumplin Valley is the first road on the right past the interstate (it runs in front of McDonald’s & Cracker Barrel – if you pass the Smokies Stadium you went too far).  Travel 1 1/2 miles east on E. Dumplin Valley Farm on the left.  DO NOT USE GPS to Dumplin Valley.  If you are traveling west on I-40 your GPS might route you onto the wrong exit.   Exit 407 is approximately 22 miles east of downtown Knoxville.

 

An Extra Helping of the WDVX Blue Plate Special featuring Sam Morrow performing “Waymore’s Blues”

Sam Morrow took the Blue Plate stage with his own brand of Country-tinged Americana which has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, and Jason Isbell. Sam is from Texas, lived in New York, and is now based in Los Angeles. He shared several tunes from his two releases, “There Is No Map” (2015), and “Ephemeral” (2014). Sam also let us know that he is set to start recording a new album in a couple of months. As a special treat, Sam and the band also covered Waylon Jennings’ “Waymore’s Blues”. Joining Sam on stage: Tyler James Kelly on guitar, Ben Eyestone on drums, and Tyrone Coughlin on bass. Find out more about Sam Morrow on his website at http://sammorrowmusic.com/

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is a live performance radio show held at noon, Monday through Saturday, at the WDVX studio inside the Knoxville Visitor’s Center. Come and play your part as an audience member in the radio show that’s popular worldwide! Listen live at http://wdvx.com/ Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/WDVXradio/ See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio