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April 20, 2014

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Old Oak Festival Is This Weekend

Originally published: 2013-04-18 10:33:52
Last modified: 2013-04-18 10:34:28

The three-day Old Oak Music and Arts Festival will feature something for everyone this Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Tusculum College campus.

There will be music, storytelling, exhibits and much more.

On Friday, at 4 p.m., there will be a Tusculum Review Launch Party, featuring the poetry of Nate Pritts and Jan LaPerle, in the Shulman Atrium.

The Tusculum Review, the college's literary journal, features fiction and nonfiction, poetry, drama and art. Copies of the 2013 edition will be available.

At noon Saturday, a parade and welcome ceremony will be held at the Rankin Hall stage followed, at 2 p.m., by a tree recognition ceremony in honor of the Old Oak.

The large, white oak tree that the festival is named for has officially been added to the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council's Tennessee Landmark and Historic Tree Register.

In the theatrical realm, there will be three performances during the festival of "5 X 10," a series of five, 10-minute plays written by Tusculum college students and Wayne Thomas, chair of the Department of Fine Arts and associate professor of English.

Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, and 2 p.m. on Sunday in the Behan Arena Theatre in the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center.

On Sunday, an old-time outdoor church service will be conducted by a person portraying a 19th century circuit rider, beginning at 11 a.m. in the Big Tent.

The service is open to the public and will re-create the feel of the frontier church experience.

It will be followed by traditional and contemporary gospel music performances throughout the day.

Throughout the three-day festival in Pioneer Gym, visitors can experience the "Big Box" project, an exhibition of video art created by Chris Jacek, assistant professor of digital media, and students in the digital media department.

A variety of food will be offered. Expected this year are vendors selling pretzels, hotdogs, corn dogs, kettle korn, strawberry shortcake, ice cream, pizza, baked goods, healthy wraps, spiral-cut French fries, barbecue and more.

"On stage, the festival will present the sounds of the region with a wide variety of music from bluegrass to jazz to regional and local vocalists and musicians," said Susan D. Crum, associate vice president for institutional advancement and coordinator of the event.

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the entertainment. Service animals are welcome; however, no pets allowed. Coolers and alcohol are also prohibited.

Here is the entertainment lineup:


* 9 a.m., Museums open for free guided tours;

* 9 a.m., Historic Doak House Quilt Exhibit opens;

* 10 a.m., Amanda Hood Art Exhibit opens;

* Noon, Jonathan Edens, Rankin Hall;

* 12:30 p.m., storytelling with Molly Catron, Big Tent;

* 1 p.m., Steve Winslow, Big Tent;

* 1:45 p.m., storytelling with Marjorie Shaefer as Mother Goose, Big Tent;

* 2 p.m., music with Michael Cable, Rankin Hall;

* 2 p.m., Confederate States of America Recruiting Officer Museum Event, Andrew Johnson Museum;

* 2 p.m., music with Sandy Ray and the Cold Shoulders, Rankin Hall;

* 2:45 p.m., storytelling with Pam Miller, Big Tent;

* 3:45 p.m., storytelling with Madge Rohrer, Big Tent;

* 4 p.m., music with Zack Wampler, Rankin Hall;

* 4:45 p.m., storytelling with Leon Overbay, Big Tent;

* 5 p.m., Chris Weems and Friends, Rankin Hall;

* 5:30 p.m., Mud Bugs, Library;

* 6:15 p.m., R&B musicians The Scat Cats, Library;

* 7 p.m., Mike Joy, Library;

* 7 p.m., Silent Disco Dance, Chalmers;

* 8 p.m., Capgun Alliance, Library; and

* 9 p.m., The Threetles, Beatles tribute band, Library.


* 9 a.m., Jonathan Edens, Rankin Hall;

* 9:45 a.m., storyteller Marjorie Shaefer as Mother Goose, Big Tent;

* 10 a.m., Welcome Ceremony, Rankin Hall;

* 10 a.m., Old Oak Festival Parade;

* 10 a.m., children's activities and Old-Time Photo Booth opens, Andrew Johnson Museum and Library;

* 10 a.m., Historic Doak House quilt exhibit opens;

* 10 a.m., Confederate States of America Recruiting Officer museum event, Andrew Johnson Museum;

* 10 a.m., Amanda Hood art exhibit opens 10 a.m.;

* 10:15 a.m., Retha Ferrell, Rankin Hall;

* 10:30 a.m., storyteller Judy "Butterfly" Farlow, behind McCormick Hall;

* 10:45 a.m., Lonesome Pine Bluegrass Band, Big Tent;

* 11:15 a.m., Steve Brown, Pioneer Arena;

* 11:30 a.m., storyteller Judy "Butterfly" Farlow, Big Tent;

* Noon, Steve Brown, Big Tent;

* 12:45 p.m., storyteller Kate Agmann, Big Tent;

* 1 p.m., Charles Tunstall, Pioneer Arena;

* 1:15 p.m., storyteller Marjorie Shaefer as Mother Goose, behind McCormick Hall;

* 1:45 p.m., storyteller Jeff Straton, Big Tent;

* 2 p.m., young fiddling musician Carson Peters, Big Tent;

* 2:15 p.m., Stoney Creek Cloggers, Library;

* 2:30 p.m., Matt Sanders Group, Big Tent;

* 3-6 p.m., reception for artist Amanda Hood, Rankin Hall;

* 3:15 p.m., Tusculum College Jazz Band, Library;

* 4 p.m., Curtis-Owen Reading, Rankin Hall;

* 4 p.m., storyteller Kate Agmann, Big Tent;

* 4:15 p.m., Sandy Ray, Library;

* 5 p.m., storyteller Saundra Kelley, Big Tent;

* 5:15 p.m., hillbilly rockers Bootleg Turn, Library;

* 6 p.m., Original Copy, Library;

* 7 p.m., The Madisons, Library;

* 7 p.m., Dubstep Dance, Chalmers;

* 8 p.m., blues guitarist Jimmie D, Library; and

* 9 p.m., Shiloh, Library.


* 11 a.m., Church Service, Big Tent;

* 11: 45 a.m., Curtis Moneyhun, Big Tent;

* 12:15 p.m., Claxton Creek, Rankin Hall;

* 12:45 p.m., Tusculum College Gospel Choir, Big Tent;

* 1:15 p.m., Strong Ties, Library;

* 2:15 p.m., The Foundations, Library;

* 3 p.m., Key Keepers, Library; and

* 4 p.m., The Dugger Band, Library.

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