Papa Joe Smiddy Music Festival

Presented by the Cove Ridge Center to promote the musical heritage of Appalachian Mountain culture, the festival honors the tireless work of "Papa Joe" Smiddy, a well-known old-time musician, entertainer and educator.  This year's performers are Dr. Joe Smiddy & Reedy Creek, Hello Stranger, Eastern Tennessee State University Old Time Pride Band and the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band. There will also be craft and food vendors. Festival tickets are general admission.  Children 12 years old and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available through the park and on sale at Addington Oil in Weber City, the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, UVA at Wise bookstore, and at Natural Tunnel State Park.

Event Dates/Times

 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


 $10 advance tickets, $15 at the gate.