GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- The Greeneville Parks and Recreation's Dogwood Park Concert Series with Rural Resources is excited to present an evening of great Americana music, local food and fun on Sunday, Sept. 9, starting at 5 p.m. at Dogwood Park, located directly behind Tusculum View Elementary School, 1725 Lafayette Street.
The event will provide FREE fun and entertainment for the whole family. Rural Resources will showcase locally produced food along with fun farm themed games and activities for kids. They will be joined by artists and crafts people who are inspired by our farm heritage. Rural Resources has worked for nearly 20 years to connect farms, food and families, and welcomes the opportunity through the Greeneville Parks and Recreation's Dogwood Park Concert Series to connect folks and families to great music, good fun and great local food.
The event will feature three musical acts. Darrell Scott will headline the evening. A Kentucky native, Scott says he was “baptized into country music” throughout his youth and has since earned himself a respected place in the American music scene with three Grammy nominations and an Americana Music Award to his name. He has shared a stage with the likes of Robert Plant, Patty Griffin, and Tim O’Brien. “We are thrilled to have Darrell Scott come to Greeneville,” states Sally Causey, Rural Resources' Executive Director. “Once you hear his music, you’ll be a fan for life.” Scott’s latest CD, Long Ride Home, was released in January 2012.
Ras Alan is an Appalachian treasure whose “reggaebilly” stylings have won him fans from the rural Appalachia to Washington D.C. and beyond. His fourth album, Organic, was released in February 2012, his 19th year of writing and performing music. The Asheville Citizen Times calls his music “all original, homegrown, mountain roots reggae,” reviving “the dusty mountain ancestry of the Carter Family while bringing a modern context to the soulful social outcry of the Marley message.”
Steve Winslow, an up-and-coming Greeneville artist, will also perform. Steve and company have been performing in the wider Greeneville area since 2011, including BroJo 2011 and performances at the Old Mountain Campground concert series. Steve is also a guitarist for Sandy Ray and the Cold Shoulders. He is currently working on recording his first studio album. Steve will be accompanied banjoist Ben Kirk who is widely known for his subtle but dynamic banjo sounds.
Rural Resources will sell a delicious local foods-based dinner at the event, with the Creamy Cup serving ice cream. Vegetarian options will be available. There will also be farm-based games and contests for kids, with prizes awarded. These games were a huge success last year, and Rural Resources looks forward once again to seeing who can throw the best game of corn hole and spit the farthest watermelon seed.
The concert is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the East Tennessee Foundation as well as Tri City Beverage. The City of Greeneville, Greeneville Parks and Recreation, Graysburg Hills Farm, Snapps Ferry Packing, Pop Corn Video, and a host of volunteers all make this event possible as well. We can never thank them enough for donating their time to keep this concert and others in the series FREE!