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New music festival set for Memorial Day weekend
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Big Brush Creek Roots Music Festival is set for Memorial Day weekend just off Highway 8 atop Harrison Ferry Mountain.

There is a new regional music festival getting in tune for this Memorial Day weekend. The Big Brush Creek Roots Music Festival is beginning its first year on an expansive 1,100 acres of beautiful Tennessee land atop Harrison Ferry Mountain.

The festival is just 27 miles from downtown McMinnville off Highway 8 near its intersection with Highway 111. The address is 2134 Reynolds Road in Sequatchie County.

The four-day event is set for May 24-27, containing a wide variety of musical genres from Americana, bluegrass, jam bands, country, folk, rock and blues. Over 35 hours of live music will take place in what’s being billed as a family friendly gathering 

With on-site camping and affordable prices, the focus is on area talent, the natural splendor of the land, and the musical sounds of the region.

Promoter and organizer Hal Davidson believes the area needs a festival like this that involves the local community, attracts visitors, and brings people together like only a music festival can do. He says Warren County will benefit from the increased traffic around the region

Davidson says, “This will never be a huge festival, but that’s not what it’s meant to be. It’s not another Bonnaroo. The purpose is to bring together, connect and support each other throughout the region.”

After the main stage entertainment finishes each night, there will be a large bonfire with bluegrass entertainment. On Sunday morning, a Gospel-focused set will start the day. 

Michael Cleveland, who has been honored with the title of being the best fiddler in the country for the 11th year in a row, is one of the headliners. Unspoken Tradition, High South, Lauren Morrow of Whiskey Gentry, Flux Capacitor, Plainview Vibes, the Sophia Goodman Group, Lazareth Pit and Cody McCarver formerly of Confederate Railroad are just a few of the talented 25 bands and performers participating.

Bud Light and Mountain Dew are sponsoring the festival, providing soft drinks and beer, and food trucks will be on-site. A variety of local craft and creative vendors will have goods available for purchase.

A weekend pass is $59 or $89 if you’re camping. A one-day pass without camping is $30 for adults and $10 for kids.

There is still room for more vendors to participate to round out the festival atmosphere. 

For more information about the Big Brush Creek Roots Music Festival, visit its website at