Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival | Heart of Appalachia

Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival

sun03sep5:00 pmsun8:00 pmPapa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival5:00 pm - 8:00 pm(GMT-04:00) 1420 Natural Tunnel Parkway, Duffield, VA 24244Event Type Live Music,Live Music|Festival,Live Music|Festival|Music Festival

Crowd watching a band perform on stage at the Cove Ridge Center at Natural Tunnel State Park during the Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival

Event Details

The Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival is a celebration of Appalachian music. Old Time and 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 20th annual Papa Joe Smiddy Mountain Music Festival will be held at the Natural Tunnel State Park amphitheater on Sunday, September 3 beginning at 5 p.m. Admission will not be charged, the $5 Natural Tunnel State Park parking fee still applies. Guests to the festival can expect the same high-quality performances as in the past, vendors and activities for children will be on-site.

Please watch their website and Facebook page for updates and information.

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