WDVX Camperfest Reunion May 5-6 Schedule

Darrell Scott, Scott Miller and the Commonwealth, and Jill Andrews headline Camperfest Reunion May 5 – 6.  The festival celebrates the iconic WDVX 14-foot Camper Broadcast Studio that started it all in 1997 and the Camperfest Americana Music Festival, which happened from 1998 – 2007.

Join the party that brings listeners and local and national artist from near and far together for a weekend of great music and fellowship at Dumplin Valley Farm* in Kodak, TN just 25 minutes from downtown Knoxville. Directions at the bottom of the page.

Scott Miller & The Commonwealth

The original WDVX 14ft Camper Broadcast Studio will be on site to tour.   RV and tent camping available.     

Jill Andrews

Camperfest Reunion Artists:

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
Guy Marshall
Alex Leach & the Clinch Mountain Boys
Red Shoes & Rosin
Kevin Abernathy Band
Night Colors (formerly Hazel)
The Lonetones
Appalachian Hippie Poet

 

EVENT TIMES:                 RAIN OR SHINE! 

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

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

 

FESTIVAL SEATING – BRING YOUR CAMP/LAWN CHAIR OR BLANKET!

 

Artist Lineups:

(subject to change)

Friday, May 5, 20174-11PM
Saturday, May 6, 20171-11PM
Eli Fox
4:00 – 4:45PM
Alex Leach & the Clinch Mountain Boys
1:00pm – 1:55PM
Brendon James Wright & the Wrongs
5:00 – 5:45PM

Appalachian Hippie Poet
2:00 – 2:05PM

Jay Clark & the TN Tree Beavers
6:00 – 6:45PM
Four Leaf Peat
2:15 – 3:00Pm
Robinella
7:00 – 7:55PM
Kevin Abernathy Band
3:15 – 3:55PM
Appalachian Hippie Poet
8-8:05pm
Night Colors (formerly Hazel)
4:15 – 5:00PM
Guy Marshall
8:15 – 9:05PM
Red Shoes & Rosin
5:15 – 6:00PM
Darrell Scott
9:30 – 10:45PM
The Lonetones
6:15 – 7:00PM
Barstool Romeos
7:15 – 8:00
Jill  Andrews (full band)
8:15  – 9:15PM
 
Scott Miller & The Commonwealth
9:45PM – 11:00PM

 

Ticket Prices:   Festival Tickets and Camping Reservations must be purchased separately!

PRICING SCHEDULE
Weekend Pass
Friday, May 5
One Day Pass
Saturday May 6
One Day Pass
    Early Bird:     3/17/17 – 4/14/17
(Super Saver)  $40.00
               $22.50
$25.00
4/15/17 – 5/4/17
$45.00
               $25.00
$30.00
Gate Price
$50.00
               $30.00
$35.00


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 lawn chairs/blankets

Parking:  FREE, On-Site parking

Food & Beverages:  Beer, water, and food will be available for purchase.

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.)  


Not into Camping? There are several hotels nearby at Exit 407, and many more closer to Pigeon Forge. Click the links below to see hotel options and check prices.

Bullet Backstory featuring Elijah Cruise of Night Colors

East Tennessee’s Own, Night Colors will be joining us for the Camperfest Reunion! 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. Click here for more information and to purchase both day passes and weekend passes. In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory featuring Elijah Cruise of Night Colors! He was gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

Biggest musical influences? Peter Gabriel, M83, and The Cranberries

What made you decide to pursue music as a career? Music was an escape, it was always a huge part of my life. It made even the worst days beautiful. I couldn’t think of anything else that would bring as much happiness to me, as this does. I remember sitting in the kitchen growing up listening to records with my parents and thinking to myself, “One day this will be me, I just know”.  I feel the same way to this day.

What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? It doesn’t matter what people say about your music. You’ll have fans and you’ll have critics. If it means something to you then do it! Music is such a personal thing that even if no one ever listens to another song, I’ll keep playing. So keep playing because the world is eager for creativity. Learn from the critics & love the people who have always supported you, since they’re the ones that’ll always matter.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Pretentious Beer CO., Good Golly Tamale & playing Frisbee in Sequoyah Hills Park. We also love catching shows at Open Chord, Modern Studio & WDVX to name a few.

If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why?  David Bowie, George Michael, Freddy Mercury, Dan Fogelberg, John Lennon & Amy Winehouse for obvious reasons (they’re the kings/queens)

Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? We can’t wait to play Camperfest! Our last experience with WDVX was at the grand re-opening of WDVX as “Hazel”. Since the name change this will be our first performance with WDVX as “Night Colors” and we can’t wait to show you what we have to offer.

 

Bullet Backstory featuring Chad Beauchaine of Four Leaf Peat

Four Leaf Peat will be joining us for the Camperfest Reunion! 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. Click here for more information and to purchase both day passes and weekend passes. In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory featuring Chad Beauchaine of Four Leaf Peat! He was gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

Biggest musical influences? Tommy Peoples, Tony DeMarco and Liz Knowles. Tommy is always on top of my play list and Tony and Liz are two American/Irish fiddlers that have made a huge impact in the genre. Tony’s playing is just so unique and he pulled from the pure drop traditional music in New York but also, Bluegrass, Jazz and Old Time. Liz is a big influence to me because she is one of the few to transition successfully from classical to traditional music. She is able to utilize all of her training but found a way to have her own voice as a traditional Irish fiddler. Happy to be able to call Tony and Liz good friends as well.

What made you decide to pursue music as a career? Well, I keep the lights on with a business outside of music, with that said, music is way more than a hobby. I hate it when people ask “what do you do?” expecting to hear about your job. Happy to say I have a nice balance. I enjoy my career but music is also part of my fabric and something I work on everyday. I never consciously decided to keep pursuing music…..I just couldn’t stop.

What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Stay in motion, always listen to good music, play with good musicians whenever possible and always find that woodshed time. Also, be true to yourself and the music that you relate to and love, that makes the hard work easier.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Patio Beers with the many friends I am so fortunate and thankful to have, is hard to beat.

If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? Andy McGann – He carried on and really helped establish the New York Sligo style of Irish music and despite his status as one of the best and most respected fiddlers of his time, could still be found at the Pub for his favorite weekly session with friends. His recordings are great, but there is nothing like hearing a great musician live….as you well know.

Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? Me and the boys with Four Leaf Peat are always thankful to have WDVX in our backyard and appreciate the support we’ve received from the station over the years from plugging shows to the Tune Junkie Weekend or just letting us have a few tunes on the Blue Plate Special. It’s been great watching the station grow and thrive and help build what has become a flourishing music scene in Knoxville.

 

Bullet Backstory featuring Alex Leach!

Alex Leach & the Clinch Mountain Boys will be joining us for the Camperfest Reunion! 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. Click here for more information and to purchase both day passes and weekend passes. In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory featuring Alex Leach! He was gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

  • Biggest musical influences? Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe, Reno and Smiley, Porter Wagoner, Ray Price, Skeets McDonald, Little Richard, Brian Wilson, Gary Lewis, and pretty much all of the first generation of Bluegrass, and any genre of music that came out in the 50s.
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? When I first heard Bill Monroe sing White House Blues when I was 5 years old, I knew from then on exactly what I wanted to do with my life. Play and sing music professionally.
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Just be yourself, follow your dreams, don’t let anyone change your mind about what you love. Follow your heart! And always remember to respect the ones that paved the way for you!
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? When not on the road playing music, I like to go to Knoxville to do my weekly radio show on WDVX, and I also love dining at Chesapekes and Copper Cellar!
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? It would be Dr. Ralph Stanley in the early 70s. He was really making a niche in the bluegrass world by going back even further with his mountain sound than he did with his brother Carter.
  • Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? I really miss the days when WDVX was in the camper at fox inn campground. My papaw would take me there every Tuesday to cohost the Bluegrass Special with Tony Lawson. Between my Paps showing me so much about life, and Tony training me to be a DJ at nine years old, I feel very blessed and lucky to have already lived such a cool life this far!
 

Johnny Mack’s Tracks

Tune in for the Johnny Mack’s Blues Attack every Friday night from 9pm until 3am! Take a look at some of the albums that were played last week (4/7/17):

Eric Bibb, Migration Blues, Stony Plain Records

Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi, Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train, M. C. Records

Ken Swartz & The Palace Of Sin, Smile Away The Blues, Adelphi Records

Various Artists, The Blues Foundation Presents International Blues Challenge #32, The Blues Foundation

John Nemeth & The Blue Dreamers, Feelin Freaky, Memphis Grease

Delta Moon, Cabbagetown, Jumping Jack Records/Landslide Records

Adrianna Marie & Her Roomful Of All-Stars, Kingdom Of Swing, VizzTone Label Group

Nancy Wright, Playdate!, VizzTone Label Group

Billy Price, Alive & Strange, VizzTone Label Group

Coco Montoya, Hard Truth, Allligator Records

Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Big Sound Of Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Alligator Records

Samantha Fish, Chills & Fever, Ruf Records

Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado, Change My Game, Ruf Records

Beth Hart, Fire On The Floor, Provogue/Mascot Label Group

Ronnie Baker Brooks, Times Have Changed, Provogue/Mascot Label Group

Mr. Sipp, Knock A Hole In It, Malaco Records

Jon Zeeman, Blue Room, Membrane Records (2 songs)

Dave Fields, Unleashed, FMI Music

John Mayall, Talk About That, Forty Below Records

Billy Flynn, Lonesome Highway, Delmark Records

Rockin’ Johnny Burgin, Neoprene Fedora, West Tone Records

Scott Ramminger, Do What Your Heart Says To, Arbor Lane Music

Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm, Jee-Vee Inc (releases 4/28)

Listen to “Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack9pm-3 ET www.wdvx.com

His entire playlist is posted on my Facebook page. Send a friend request to Johnny Mack.

Bullet Backstory Featuring Jennifer Niceley

Jennifer Niceley will join us on this edition of Tennessee Shines! It has been too long since she has been on the WDVX airwaves, and we look forward to catching up with her!

http://www.jenniferniceleymusic.com/

“Jennifer Niceley has sometimes called her music country, just to have something to call it.

“But it’s not accurate,” she says. “I wish I could just say, ‘I sing country music.’”

But it doesn’t really fit any commercial genre. Acoustic guitar with original lyrics often gets lumped in the folk category, but Niceley’s singing voice has urbane jazz inflections, and the structure of most of her songs don’t follow familiar patterns, no verse-chorus-bridge-chorus expectations. “I still see it as poetry put to music,” she says.

If she did call it country, she’d have a more authentic claim to the word than most of Nashville’s broad-brimmed cowboys. On her last album, Birdlight, she sings the old Jimmie Rodgers blues tune, “No Hard Times,” a rare cover on a mostly original album, conveyed with an easy Western swing. When she sings, “Ain’t got no blues, got chickens in my backyard,” it’s no fib. Indeed she does have chickens in her backyard, and cows and horses and corn, like the guy in the song.

Niceley lives in an old tenant’s cottage on a 400-acre spread along the Holston River, where her family has farmed for generations. “It’s a magical place, split between rolling hills, used for pastureland, and fertile river-bottomland,” she says.

It keeps her grounded, adding an interesting complexity to her music, which otherwise sounds ethereal, impressionistic, dreamy, elusive, like something far from the ground…” — (Jack Neely)

Tennessee Shines Radio Show is performed for a live audience every Wednesday at 7pm at Boyd’s Jig & Reel musical pub in Knoxville’s historic Old City. The show is broadcast live on WDVX FM and WDVX.com. Tickets are $7 plus applicable fees in advance, available at http://jigandreel.ticketleap.com/ or $10 at the door starting at 6pm.

In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory featuring Jennifer! She was gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

  • Biggest musical influences? I’m not sure if what I consider my biggest musical influences can actually be heard in my own music! But I always go back to country music as my first love. When I remember riding along in a vehicle as a young child, listening to Merle Haggard’s album of Jimmie Rogers songs, that’s probably my first coherent memories of being transported by a song itself — the combination of voice, lyric, music — that created something greater than the sum of its parts. I can’t express what an impression that made on me. I never tired of what we call “classic country” back then, and I can still listen to it non-stop from Tennessee to Texas and beyond. Of course, I fell in love with many other types of music growing up…I always cite Joni Mitchell as a major influence because from her music I first learned that you could write a song without following any rules. From her I learned to trust my own voice and style.
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? You know, as a teenager one of the only places I felt like I could really be myself was in the world of music. Even in the local live music scene, which was of course dominated by guys, I felt I had a rightful place. I think because the drive to write and create was so strong in me and so consistent, it simply felt like the natural thing to do, to pursue the “calling”. Of course, since those innocent beginning things have gotten much more complicated! But for me it has come back to the fact that I am an artist. If I accept that and commit to the work, then to keep pursuing music as a career is just part of it.
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft?  There are so many things to advise about I’m sure, but to a young person honing his or her craft I would say: believe in your own creativity first and foremost. Of course you want to learn from the best, you want to study and practice and be open to challenging yourself and so on, but you also want to make sure what is coming out of you is authentically from you – not just a really good imitation of someone else.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? In the actual city of Knoxville, I guess I’d have to say my favorite thing to do has always been spending time with friends in the context of good music and/or good food — really enjoying the creative output of others in general — and usually that means somewhere in the downtown vicinity, which thankfully continues to flourish.
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? This question has stumped me! There are obviously so many musicians I admire and adore (living and deceased), but it’s hard for me to imagine what actually working with any of them would be like…
    I do wish I could go back in time and hang out with Geeshie Wiley and Elvie Thomas — two black female blues musicians who have left behind only a handful of recordings from the early 1930’s…they are quite mysterious and their songs are incredible. I would love to know what they were like and how they formed their particular style, what it was like for them to be a female troubadour at that time, how the haunting imagery in their songs took shape.
  • Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc? I’m always proud to say that I am from the same neck of the woods as WDVX — it has such a far-reaching, positive reputation in general. I love that it is carrying on a tradition for the area, helping people remember that East Tennessee has a long, illustrious history when it comes to original music.I’m looking forward to April 12th and sharing new songs that will be on my upcoming album.

Bullet Backstory Featuring Eli Fox

Eli Fox will be joining us for the Camperfest Reunion! 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. In the meantime, enjoy this Bullet Backstory featuring Eli Fox! He was gracious enough to answer our questions for this regular feature on the WDVX blog.

  • Biggest musical influences?Old Crow Medicine Show, Woody Guthrie, John Prine, Bob Dylan, and John Hartford
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? I just enjoy making music. It’s one of my favorite things to do. I feel that now as a songwriter, I really need to share my songs. I feel almost obligated to because they may have an impact on someone just like other artists have had on me. It’s my way of having an impact on something and who knows, maybe my words and melodies will mean something particularly special to someone.
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? I’m still honing my craft, so it’s hard to give too much advice. It’s really something you have to be passionate about. I write and perform music because it really means something to me and maybe it can evoke something in someone else. I really get a thrill out of it. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t play or perform. I don’t perform to get attention from anyone, in fact I would rather stay under the radar. I perform because I would like to share my songs and because I feel they can be interpreted in many ways, meaning something different to each individual that hears and experiences them.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? Right now, that would be fishing. It lets me spend time in the outdoors and puts me in a different headspace. Fishing really relaxes me and takes things off my mind, while also helping me to think about those things differently. I’m fortunate and grateful to live in in an area like this with so many great outdoor activities available. Especially right now in the spring when the weather’s nice. All I want to do now is to be outside catching some nice bass.
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? This is a tough one. It’s hard to narrow it down to one, but I would have to say John Hartford. Unfortunately he passed away when I was only two years old so I never got to see him play live. He had such a great music mind and was an outside thinker. He was creative in such a progressive way, while crossing many boundaries musically. Other than that, he also had great melodies and outstanding lyrical creativity as well as uniqueness. No one quite did it like John and that’s why his music is so appealing, other than the fact that it’s just plain good music in my opinion. The man was an extreme music mind that I am truly grateful for. I’m so glad that he decided to share his creations and I feel that any musician in any genre or style could definitely learn something from John. He’s one of the best.
  • Anything else you would like to share? Favorite WDVX memory, etc?  I think it’s kind of funny that I got into music in the first place. I always got into trouble at school for not singing in music class and at one point was even failing band class. It wasn’t until I started playing the banjo and discovered WDVX’s eclectic variety that playing music really appealed to me. I’m so thankful that it did though because there’s nothing else I’d rather be so involved with. I can’t thank WDVX enough for all that they do in this community and for the great music that they share and inspire others to create. WDVX has been a very important part of my musical identity and helped me grow into the music appreciator and fan that I am today.

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