Museum of Appalachia to host Homecoming music festival

(Source: Museum of Appalachia)
(Source: Museum of Appalachia)

NORRIS (WATE) – The Museum of Appalachia is hosting one of the nation’s largest folk festivals this weekend.

Homecoming will feature bluegrass, country, gospel and Americana music artists for three days. Musicians include Grammy-nominated Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Mountain Faith, Lonesome River Band, Larry Cordle and more.

“To find yourself at the Museum of Appalachia’s Tennessee Fall Homecoming is to find yourself connected–to the unplugged nature of the music, to the winsome beauty of the land, to the hearts of the folks around you, all of whom share your affection for harmonies and strings, and cornbread and beans, and the sound of music as it rises like smoke into the trees,” said writer Allison Glock. “To find yourself there is to find yourself among family you never knew you had. It is, as advertised, a coming home.”

Attendees can also visit vendors selling crafts, watch Appalachian dancing and demonstrations, including lye soap making. There will be food tastings in the Pioneer Village and more.

There will be educational activities for children on Thursday for Student Heritage Day.

Parking is free for the festival and tickets may be purchased at the gate. For more information, visit the museum’s website.

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