East Tennessee’s Own WDVX and the Clayton Center for the Arts present The Smoky Mountain Jamboree
Saturday, September 29th at 2PM at the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend, with your host Alex Leach and special guests Ralph Stanley Two and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Also featuring Roscoe Morgan and a special East Tennessee Farm Table with Amy Campbell, spotlighting the winners of Blue Ribbon Day!
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Rumble On for Doug Lauderdale : A Celebration of Life
The world lost a bit of it’s “Rumble” on July 27, 2018 with the passing of our friend Douglas Lauderdale. We will gather for a celebration of Doug’s life on September 20, 2018 to have a party the way Doug would have wanted us to, with music from The Royal Hounds, Jonathan Sexton, and more at Barley’s Knoxville.
Doug Lauderdale an irreplaceable part of the WDVX family. Whether you knew him in person or through the airwaves, you wouldn’t hesitate to call him a friend. He was a fantastic deejay and a passionate music lover, with unbelievable personality and the ability to make anyone laugh. Doug never missed a beat, was extremely quick witted, and you better believe that when he was on the air he liked to play the music loud. We will miss him dearly, but his legacy will “Rumble On” at WDVX with every song we play and every record we spin, and for Doug we will be sure to play it loud. We hope that Doug’s friends and fans will join us for a Celebration of Life honoring Doug on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm at Barley’s Knoxville, featuring music from one of Doug’s very favorite bands, The Royal Hounds.
Friday, November 16th from 6-10 pm
Tickets will go on sale at 9:00 am on Friday, September 7th.
Live music from Billy Strings!
This year’s event will bring you entertainment from Billy Strings whose latest album has been described as, “the head-banging speed of a thrash metal band channeled through flat-picked guitar and mandolin, with a touch of end-of-the-world psychedelia”.
Come dressed in your Hillbilly best!
A silent and live auction, seated dinner, and musical entertainment await you at this one of a kind, Hillbilly Ball.
Enjoy a “hillbilly inspired” menu!
Hors-d’oeuvres catered by Holly’s Eventful Dining, dinner from Sweet P’s Barbeque, and dessert from Magpie’s Bakery. Wine and beer included in the ticket price.
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WDVX and Clayton Center for the Arts Announce New Series of Live Radio Shows,
“THE SMOKY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE”
East Tennessee’s Own WDVX and the Clayton Center for the Arts present The Smoky Mountain Jamboree, a live variety radio show debuting Friday night August 31 at 7:00PM at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee. The live radio show will be 90 minutes in length with a second set for the Clayton Center theatre audience to follow. Tickets are be $25, $20 for Seniors and Groups of 10 or more, and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 865-981-8590 or at www.claytonartscenter.com.
The Smoky Mountain Jamboree will be hosted by Scott Hinds and produced by WDVX’s Tony Lawson. Conceived by Lawson to be a monthly show, Clayton Center for the Arts General Manager, Blake Smith, has been in talks with Lawson about the concept since last fall. “When Tony approached us with the Live Radio Variety Show idea last fall, I was very interested. We have partnered with WDVX in the past with great success. After several meetings where Tony laid out his intent for the show at the Clayton Center to focus on Blount County, I knew it would enhance our community and partnering with WDVX would help bring it all together. think it will be a boon for us to highlight all Blount County has to offer and to expose more people to the Clayton Center and the talent and businesses that call Blount County home.”
The first show of this planned series features the multi-talented Darrell Scott …. Author and Actor Eugene Wolf with new tales and music from his one man play “The Book of Mamaw”…. Blount County’s Own songbird Robinella as well as surprises from Pistol Creek Catch of the Day. Lawson, General Manager of WDVX, said “WDVX is very excited to produce a program that improves and highlights our quality of place through live music and culture. Collaborating with the Clayton Center for the Arts is a natural for WDVX to give Blount County and the region a platform for localism and community pride.” Each show is planned for the last Friday of the month. Some months, shows may be taken on the road to a different location and the plan is to produce shows 10 months out of the year.
We have plenty of Real Live Music headed your way this month, and just in case you miss it on the airwaves, we made this Spotify playlist to keep you in the know. All of these artists are playing a WDVX event in August, whether it’s the Blue Plate Special, Tennessee Shines, Six O’Clock Swerve, First Friday Live, or other special event.
Check out our event calendar here for more information on upcoming shows.
Follow WDVX on Spotify here.
RUMBLE ON, DOUG
Douglas Lauderdale is an irreplaceable part of the WDVX family.
Whether you knew him in person or through the airwaves, you wouldn’t hesitate to call him a friend. He was a fantastic deejay and a passionate music lover, with an unbelievable personality and the ability to make anyone laugh. Doug never missed a beat, was extremely quick witted, and you better believe that when he was on the air he liked to play the music LOUD.
We will miss him dearly, but his legacy will “Rumble On” at WDVX with every song we play and every record we spin, and for Doug we will be sure to play it loud. Alongside his family, we hope that Doug’s friends and fans will join us for a Celebration of Life honoring Doug on Thursday, September 20th at 7pm at Barley’s Knoxville, featuring music from one of Doug’s favorite bands, The Royal Hounds.
THANKS to the News Sentinel for this article about Doug.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS here.