The Jubilee Festival

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN
  • Date(s): March 19, 2021 to March 20, 2021
  • Price: Free. Doantions appreciated.
  • Location: Virtual Event



It's the 52nd Jubilee Festival - A Celebration on Traditional Music!

For over a half century we have showcased old-time music, ballads, blues, shape-note singing and other area music in this annual event. The 52nd Jubilee Festival, like last year's 51st, will take place online.

Planning for our first festival started in the fall of 1969 with the implementation of an Appalachian Craft Festival in the spring of 1970 that included a music stage.  In the next few years the traditional music component grew and the event came to be known as Jubilee Festival which Jubilee Community Arts has continued to produce each year. The 50th Jubilee Festival was held during a historic flood, but still filled the Laurel for three days with old and new friends. Though the current pandemic forced us to cancel this year's live event, we cannot let a year pass without the Jubilee Festival.

There is no charge for the event but tips and donations will be very much appreciated!

Friday Evening
6:30 intro & Epworth Old Harp (archival)
7:00 John Alvis
7:30 Drew Fisher and April Hamilton
8:00 Kelle Jolly
8:30 Greg Horne
9:00 Joseph Decosimo
9:30 Dan Gammon
9:45 Y'uns
Saturday Evening
6:30 Jubilee Fest Retrospective (archival)
7:00 Leah Gardner & Peggy Hambright
7:30 Don Cassell w/Nancy Brennan Strange & Don Wood
8:00 Darrell & Nancy Acuff
8:15 Lone Mountain Drifters
8:45 Herb Williams & Kathleen McGregor Williams
9:15 Matt Morelock
9:45 Mumbillies (archival)

The Jubilee Festival