NORRIS, Tenn. –The Museum of Appalachia is excited to announce the additions of evening concerts featuring award-winning artists, and a fun-filled Family Day to its beloved arts & music festival.  
The 38th Annual Tennessee Fall 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.  

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.  

More than a music festival, guests will 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 now 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 

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