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

WDVX SPRING FUND: CHEERS TO 20 YEARS!

Because WDVX is 62% listener and local business supported, we need your help. We’ve kept the music going for twenty years now – so help us keep it going for another twenty!

How can we thank you for your support? Check out our new premium items below!

Click here to make your tax deductible donation or call us at 865-544-1029.

Johnny Mack’s Tracks – February 2017 Blues Playlist

Take a look at the WDVX Blues Playlist for February 2017! Tune in for the Johnny Mack Blues Attack every Friday night from 9pm until 3am!

1.  Wee Willie Walker & The Greaseland All Stars, Live! Notodden Blues Festival, Little Village Foundation
2.  The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome, Interscope/Universal
3.  Elvin Bishop, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Alligator
4.  Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men, Prick Of The Litter, Thirty Tigers
5.  Thornetta Davis, Honest Woman, Sweet Mama Music
6.  Big Bill Morganfield, Blood Stains On The Wall, Black Shuck
7.  John Mayall, Talk About That, 30 Below
8.  Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire, Grown Ass Woman, Delmark
9.  The Knickerbocker All-Stars, Texas Rhody Blues, JP Cadillac
10.  Lisa Biales, The Beat Of My Heart, Big Song Music
11.  Omar Coleman, Omar Coleman & West Side Soul, 3 On The B
12.  Various Artists, The Blues Foundation Presents International Blues Challenge #32, The Blues Foundation
13.  Ronnie Baker Brooks, Times Have Changed, Provogue/Mascot
14.  Trudy Lynn, I’ll Sing The Blues For You, Connor Ray
15.  Beth Hart, Fire On The Floor, Provogue/Mascot
16.  Scott Ramminger, Do What Your Heart Says To, Arbor Lane Music
17.  Mississippi Heat, Cab Driving Man, Delmark
18.  Southern Avenue, Southern Avenue, Stax/Concord
19.  Peter Karp, Alabama Town, Rose Cottage
20.  Dave Fields, Unleashed, FMI
21.  Biscuit Miller, Wishbone, Bluesboss
22.  Tom Craig & Soul Patch, Get Ready For Me, self release
23.  Tim Gartland, If You Want A Good Woman, Taste Good Music
24.  Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado, Change My Game, Ruf
25.  Cary Morin, Cradle To The Grave, self release

Listen to “Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack” 9pm-3 est www.wdvx.com

All Day Music Party!

WDVX presents a special All Day Live Music Party this Friday. Celebrating the reopening of our home in the Knoxville Visitor Center and the start of the Spring Fund Drive. It begins at noon with the Blue Plate Special, and continuing all day, ending with our First Friday Live show at 7pm. This show will feature the bands Hazel and Sweet Years. Join us at the newly renovated Knoxville Visitor Center for real live music or catch us on the radio or online at WDVX .com.

Stage schedule subject to change:

12 Noon – 1 pm
Women In Jazz Jam Festival Band + Ameranouche

1:15 -2pm
The Jenkins Twins

2:15 – 3pm
Roxie Randel
3:15 – 4pm
Jared and the Mill

4:15 – 5pm
Guy Marshall
6:30pm – 8pm
First Friday Live featuring Sweet Years + Hazel

 

 

An Extra Helping of the BPS Road Show Featuring Pistol Creek Catch of the Day w/ Rare Aire Performing “Flip Flop & Fly”

Our sixth Blue Plate Special Road Show took us to the campus of historic Maryville College and the beautiful Clayton Center for the Arts. We will be back home at our newly remodeled Knoxville Visitor’s Center stage on March 3, 2017! The standing room only audience welcomed Blount County’s own Pistol Creek Catch of the Day to the stage. Members include Edward Harper (acoustic guitar), David Rasnake (electric guitar), Carl Gombert (bass), Brad Hitch (drums), and Doug Harris (harmonica). As an extra special treat, PCCOTD was joined by Rare Aire, the Medical Fitness harmonica group of COPD patients at Blount Memorial Hospital that is discovering new ways music can heal (and is led by PCCOTD guitarist Edward Harper). Connect with Pistol Creek Catch of the Day at: https://www.facebook.com/pistolcreekc… and enjoy this article about Rare Aire at http://blountmemorial.org/secondary.p…. Visit Maryville College and the Clayton Center on their websites at: http://www.claytonartscenter.com/ and https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/

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

An Extra Helping of the BPS Road Show featuring Jay Clark performing “Mountain In The Sky”

Our sixth Blue Plate Special Road Show took us to the campus of historic Maryville College and the beautiful Clayton Center for the Arts. We will be back home at our newly remodeled Knoxville Visitor’s Center stage on March 3, 2017! Jay Clark, a favorite in the East Tennessee music scene for more than 20 years (and an adjunct professor in the Biology Department at Maryville College) took the stage in front of a SRO crowd. His band, The Tennessee Tree Beavers, features Knoxville’s own Greg Horne on lead guitar & Daniel Kimbro on upright bass. Jay recently released his fifth recording, “Of Mountains & Heartbreak” (2016). This tune, “Mountain In The Sky” is from that album, and in the intro, Jay explains that concept he had when writing the song. Learn more about Jay Clark and his brand of “Original Appalachian Folk” at http://www.jayclarkmusic.com/. Visit Maryville College and the Clayton Center on their websites at: http://www.claytonartscenter.com/ and https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/

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

An Extra Helping of the BPS Road Show Featuring Ben Maney performing “Lonely Mountain”

The Blue Plate Special Road Show traveled to The Knoxville Museum Of Art for the fifth “to go” version while our downtown stage nears remodeling completion. On stage was Knoxville’s own Ben Maney, an eclectic pianist well known to audiences as a soloist, as well as from collaborations with other bands. He’s also a piano instructor at Community School of the Arts. It was just Ben and his piano this time, and he treated us to one of his original tunes, “Lonely Mountain”. Be sure and see Ben with his current musical partner, vocalist Yasameen Hoffman-Shahin. They performed at last year’s Big Ears kickoff party, and with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra at Ijams Nature Center’s annual Symphony in the Park fundraiser. You can connect with Ben and Yasameen on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?…

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An Extra Helping of the BPS Road Show featuring Pale Root performing “Colorado”

The Blue Plate Special Road Show traveled to The Knoxville Museum Of Art for the fifth “to go” version while our downtown stage nears remodeling completion. On stage was Knoxville’s own Americana duo, Pale Root. Pale Root was born out of the collaboration of songwriters Aaron Freeman and Jordan Burris. Together, the two craft tales influenced by their admiration of traditional folk, country, bluegrass as well as modern folk and Americana. The full house heard tunes from their self-titled debut album, including this one, “Colorado”. Pale Root was joined on stage by Asher Smith on bass and Evie Andrus on fiddle. Find out lots more about Pale Root on their website at http://www.paleroot.com/ and connect with them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/palerootmusic/

See more live performances and subscribe to our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/c/WDVXRadio