Papa Joe.

2015 September 5

sunday . SUNDAY . sunday

Hear the Pea Pickin' Hearts open the Papa Joe Smiddy Music Festival in Duffield, VA at the Natural Tunnel State Park!

“The Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival is a celebration of Appalachian music. Old Time & Bluegrass music have a long history in the mountains of Appalachia, and the Cove Ridge Foundation wants to preserve these traditions as well as instill a passion for them in our youth. The Festival is named for University of Virginia at Wise Chancellor Emeritus Dr. Joseph C. “Papa Joe” Smiddy, a well-known educator, entertainer, and old time musician. The Cove Ridge Foundation has also established a scholarship in honor of “Papa Joe” as part of their efforts to educate younger generations on Appalachian musical heritage.” — from

2015 LINEUP includes:

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5pm — Pea Pickin’ Hearts

5:35 — ETSU Old Time Pride Band

6:20 — UVA at Wise Bluegrass Band

7:00 — Intermission

7:15 — Dr. Joe Smiddy & Reedy Creek

8:00 — ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band

Tickets are $10 in advance & $15 the day of the Festival.  Tickets can be purchased at Addington Oil in Weber City, Natural Tunnel State Park, the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, the UVA at Wise bookstore or by calling the Natural Tunnel State Park office at 276-940-2674.

We’d love to see your smiling faces!



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