Non-stop entertainment at the 19th Annual Iris Festival on May 18 and 19 in downtown Greeneville will be provided from two stages: the main stage in the Greene County Partnership parking lot and the dancing stage in the city parking lot on College Street.
SATURDAY MAIN STAGE
Entertainment from the main stage will kick off Saturday with the Greeneville High School Show Choir's 10 a.m. performance.
At 11:30 a.m., country music performer Savannah Faith will take the stage.
She is a former talent contest winner at the Greene County Fair who has performed at numerous fairs and festivals throughout southeastern Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee.
At 1 p.m., The Fabulous '50s will hit the stage with their music of the 1950s and early 1960s.
The Mason-Dixon Boys will entertain at 2:30 p.m. with a selection of modern and classic country and traditional bluegrass.
Saturday's performances will conclude with the 4 p.m. appearance of The Pebo Wilson Band, an East Tennessee band whose country music is influenced by such greats as Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.
SUNDAY MAIN STAGE
The Foundations will open the main stage entertainment lineup on Sunday with their mix of old Southern gospel standards and hymns with some modern favorites thrown in for good measure.
At 1:30 p.m., country music singers The Fugitives will take the stage, followed by contemporary gospel singers Still Water Praise Team.
Closing out the festival at 4 p.m. will be Motel Rodeo, a group that plays old time bluegrass and traditional country music.
Square dancers, cloggers, line dancers and contemporary dancers fill the schedule for the dance stage that will be located in the City Parking Lot.
The schedule for Saturday is as follows:
10 a.m., Roby Swingers; 10:45 a.m., Praise Cloggers/Laughlin Memorial Hospital Cloggers; 11:30 a.m., Dancers Unlimited; 12:15 p.m., Trailblazer Cloggers; 1 p.m., Phase 3; 1:45 p.m., Winter & Company; 2:30 p.m., Stoney Creek Cloggers; 3:15 p.m., Dandylines; and 4 p.m., Kickin' It Country.
The Sunday performances are as follows: noon, Praise Cloggers/Laughlin Memorial Hospital Cloggers; 12:45 p.m., Dancers Unlimited; 1:30 p.m., Stoney Creek Cloggers; 2:15 p.m., Trailblazer Cloggers; 3 p.m., Phase 3; and 3:45 p.m., Dandylines.
Entertainment sponsors for the festival are CenturyLink, Consumer Credit Union, DTR Tennessee, the Greeneville Astros, and McInturff, Milligan & Brooks Insurance.
Major sponsors are News Channel 11, The Greeneville Sun, Parker Hannifin, Takoma Regional Hospital, Walmart SuperCenter and Radio Greeneville.
BOOTH SPACE AVAILABLE
To apply for a booth space or obtain more information on the festival, call the Partnership at 638-4111 or email (email@example.com)
Information is also available on the Partnership website, http://www.greenecountypartnership.com