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38th Tennessee Fall Homecoming features evening concerts and all-new family day

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Earls of Leicester to perform at Tennessee Fall Homecoming. Image courtesy of Museum of Appalachia.

NORRIS, TN — The Museum of Appalachia has added evening concerts featuring award-winning artists and a fun-filled Family Day to its 38th Annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming.

The Homecoming will kick off its first evening show on Friday, October 6th with genre-bending powerhouse group, The SteelDrivers—fresh off of their 2016 Grammy win for Best Bluegrass Album.

Multi-award winning country singer, Lee Ann Womack, whose career boasts more than 6 million album sales, will perform on the evening of Saturday, October 7th, along with bluegrass super-group, The Earls of Leicester, assembled and led by dobro-master, Jerry Douglas.

“We consider it an honor to share Appalachian music and culture with today’s generations,” says Elaine Meyer, President of the Museum of Appalachia.

Many festival favorites will be returning to the Homecoming stage, such as Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, Flashback, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, and Leroy Troy.

Homecoming will also feature such talented performers as Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome, Dale Jett & Hello Stranger, Bill & the Belles, The Ransom Notes,The Wayfarers, Carolina Express, Grassically Trained, and the Stewart Family. Dozens more artists are set to perform.

Tennessee Fall Homecoming’s first-ever “Family Day” debuts on Sunday, October 8th. The weekend is capped-off with a day full of games, animals, storytelling, demonstrations, and music. Parents and children will enjoy hands-on activities as they learn about Appalachian history & culture—all at an affordable rate.

Homecoming will continue to offer three days packed with music, traditional demonstrations, and heritage arts. At least 50 musicians are slated to perform; the full music lineup will be announced in the coming weeks.

Guests will also enjoy traditional Appalachian dancing, authentic artisans demonstrating and selling their crafts; old-time mountain demonstrations such as sorghum and lye soap making, basket weaving, blacksmithing, sassafras tea making, and more. Guests can tour the historic Pioneer Village and taste fine Southern fare. Student Heritage Day kicks off the festival on the morning of October 6th with activities for young folks.

Homecoming tickets are available for purchase. Three-day tickets are available at a discounted rate; single-day and evening tickets are also available for pre-purchase. To order, call the Museum at 865-494-7680 or purchase online at

Published April 21, 2017

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