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.

 

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.

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

 

 

Real Live Music Research March 2017 : Playlist

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 March, 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. Happy listenin’!

Johnny Mack’s Friday Night Blues Attack Tracks

Did you catch last Friday night’s Johnny Mack’s Blues Attack? If you missed it visit our Archives page to hear the full show.  Tune in Friday nights from 9pm until 3am for six hours of the best of the blues! Check out some of the albums that Johnny played last Friday night:

Elvin Bishop, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Alligator Records (releases 2/10)

Big Bill Morganfield, Bloodstains On The Wall, Black Shuck Records

Omar Coleman & Westside Soul, Omar Coleman & Westside Soul, 3 On The B Records

The Rolling Stones, Blue & Lonesome, Interscope/Universal

Biscuit Miller, Wishbone, Bluesboss Music

Harpdog Brown, Travelin’ With The Blues, Dog House Records

Peter Karp, Alabama Town, Rose Cottage Records

Sharon Lewis & Texas Fire, Grown Ass Woman, Delmark Records

Tim Gartland, If You Want A Good Woman, Taste Good Music

Raphael Wressnig & Igor Prado, The Soul Connection, ZYX Music (2 songs)

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

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

The Blue Plate Special Road Show Schedule

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is going on the road this winter due to remodeling at our Knoxville Visitor Center location. Come out for a heapin’ helping of real live music during the Blue Plate Road Show! Check out some of the shows you can catch while we are on the road:

1/20 – At Pellissippi State Community College with Hardin Valley Thunder

1/27 – At Barley’s Knoxville with Dave Eggar with Hammerstep dance ensemble and Kelle Jolly

2/3 – At  The Grove Theater in Oak Ridge with The Tune Junkies and more.

2/10 – At Knoxville Museum of Art with Pale Root & Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers.

2/17 – At Clayton Center for The Arts in Maryville with Pistol Creek Catch of the Day along with Jay Clark & The Tennessee Tree Beavers  

 

 

Upcoming WDVX Events : Playlist

 

Hey y’all, Happy New Year!

We have plenty of Real Live Music headed your way in 2017, 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 January, whether it’s a Blue Plate Special Road Show, Tennessee Shines, Six O’Clock Swerve, First Friday Live, or a World Class Bluegrass show.

Check out our event calendar here for more information. Happy listenin’!

Katie’s 2016 Favorites

 

Katie Cauthen
 
Hey y’all – Katie here, WDVX Program Director and host of “The Category Stomp” on Monday nights 7-10pm. In the past, I have always been a bit hesitant when it comes to making “Best Of” year-end lists. It is always a daunting task to sort through all of the great music we are exposed to at WDVX in any given year. That being said, I managed to put together a list of some of my favorite albums & songs of 2016. They aren’t in any specific order – cue my indecisiveness – but I hope you enjoy and tune in to hear music included on the below lists (and beyond) every Monday night on “The Category Stomp”. Here goes nothin’…. (again, in no particular order!)
 
 

2016 albums


 
 
Bon Iver – 22, A Million
Standout track : “8 (circle)
 
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Whitney – Light Upon The Lake
Standout track : “Golden Days
 
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Mandolin Orange – Blindfaller
Standout track : “Wildfire
 
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case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs
Standout track : “Atomic Number
 
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Dylan LeBlanc – Cautionary Tale
Standout track : “Beyond The Veil
 
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Lake Street Dive – Side Pony
Standout track : “Mistakes
 
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Hackensaw Boys – Charismo
Standout track : “Don’t Bet Against Me
 
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Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth
Standout track : “Welcome to Earth (Pollywog)
 
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Dori Freeman – Dori Freeman
Standout track : “Go On Lovin‘”
 
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The Cactus Blossoms – You’re Dreaming
Standout track : “Mississippi
 
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Michael Daves – Orchids and Violence (double album)
Standout acoustic track : “The Dirt That You Throw
Standout electric track :  “Dark Angel
 
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2016 songs


 
Sara Watkins – “Move Me
(album: Young In All The Wrong Ways)
 
Dr. Dog – “Bring My Baby Back
(album : The Psychedelic Swamp)
 
Amanda Shires – “Harmless
(album: My Piece of Land)
 
Father John Misty – “Real Love Baby
(single: Real Love Baby)
 
Margo Price – “Four Years of Chances
(album: Midwest Farmer’s Daughter)
 
Stray Birds – “Shining In The Distance
(album: Magic Fire)
 
Band of Horses – “Dull Time/The Moon
(album : Why Are You OK)
 
Lori McKenna – “Wreck You
(album : The Bird and the Rifle)
 
Marlon Williams – “Dark Child
(album: Marlon Williams)
 
(EP : Best Wishes)
 
Basia Bulat : “Fool
(album : Good Advice”)
 

The WDVX Blue Plate Special is Hitting the Road

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Every new year brings change and in 2017 it’s going to happen at the Blue Plate Special where real live music has been entertaining you nearly every day for the past 12 years. It’s going to be good…once the dust settles!  The Visitor Center, where the Blue Plate Special stage is located, is being remodeled beginning in January to create a more useful and comfortable space for visitors and Blue Plate Special audiences. That means the Blue Plate Special live shows are going to take a break beginning January 2. You’ll still hear Blue Plate Special programs on the radio at noon, we will have live in studio guests, and we’re planning some very special Blue Plate Special Road Shows throughout the community. Thanks to all of you who are part of the show as audience members…we will miss seeing you. But we’ll be back soon. And there will be a big party when the new space is done in a couple months…so just keep listening to WDVX for news about that and the Blue Plate Special Road Shows starting in January.

Here’s the remaining Blue Plate Special schedule:

12/29 – Knox County Jug Stompers / Sam Hatmaker

12/30 – Lacy Green / Barefoot Sanctuary

12/31  – Kim Smith and David Boettcher / Cassidy Diana

Last Minute Gift Ideas for WDVX Supporters!

Are you having trouble figuring out what to buy for the music lover in your life? We have a few ideas to help you out!

  1. You can give the gift of a specialty license plate!Tennessee Specialty License Plates—which support over 100 different organizations and charities—are now available as gifts at tngiftcenter.com/giftatag. Selecting the Tennessee Arts Commission plate helps support WDVX! There are four different plates to choose from!Each GIFT-A-TAG is good for the purchase of a Specialty License Plate, the renewal of a Specialty License Plate or the personalization of any license plate. GIFT-A-TAG vouchers are $35 and you can buy as many as you want for your family and friends.

    You can also use your Gift-A-Tag to renew your own Specialty License Plate or the personalization of your license plate.

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  2. How about some WDVX merch? Perhaps a new WDVX shirt, hat, or travel coffee mug could be the perfect gift idea! To visit our online store click here. You can also stop by Visit Knoxville and browse their WDVX merch section.

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