The arena that’s attracted acts such as George Jones and CCR is back in action.
After more than a decade of inactivity, the amphitheater atop Harrison Ferry Mountain is ready for a musical eruption.
Stonewood Bluff, the site formerly known as Pish-La-Ki, is preparing for a three-day music festival featuring jams, camping, and 30 bands. Folk Fest at Stonewood Bluff is set for May 5-7 with a lineup that includes music, food, and a variety of vendors.
“This has gotten huge and there’s real excitement,” said organizer Mandah Morris. “We have some award-winning singer-songwriters on the schedule who are great performers. I’m really pleased with the level of talent that will be on display.”
It will be a Bonnaroo-type festival with camping offered atop the mountain. You can buy a day pass or immerse yourself in the experience by pitching a tent and staying the weekend. Food and beverages can be brought on site.
One of the headliners is Sean Gasaway. Morris says he has written more than 60 songs that have been recorded by superstars.
Also taking the stage will be blues guitarist Travis Bowlin and longtime soulful singer Vanessa Hill. They are just some of the entertainment which starts at 3 p.m. Friday, May 5 and continues all day Saturday with 10 acts. The festival concludes Sunday with five more bands before ending at 4 p.m.
“We will have tent camping and some room for smaller trailers,” said Morris. “The camping will be rustic, no water and no electricity."
The music festival will have one unique perk.
“You can’t beat the view. It’s beautiful,” said Morris.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. A weekend pass is $50. A one-day pass without camping is $15. Children 12-and-under are admitted free. Call (931) 259-7940 for more information.