World-class live bluegrass music and authentic mountain soul collide at the 19th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival in Kodak, TN at Dumplin Valley Farm & RV Park – September 13-15, 2018.


This year’s family-friendly event showcases 15 American bluegrass bands, singers, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists stacked with decades of entertainment experience including: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Lonesome River Band, The Malpass Brothers, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Brad Hudson, Donna Ulisse, Paul Williams & the Victory Trio, Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Billy Droze & Kentucky Blue, Big Country Bluegrass, Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time, Sideline, ClayBank, Deeper Shade of Blue and Po’ Ramblin’ Boys.


Emcee Freddy Smith of WDVX Radio’s “Rise & Shine Show” will guide bluegrass lovers throughout this 3-day music celebration with his entertaining broadcast style, love of bluegrass and live entertainment. Festival attendees will enjoy daily performances from 12pm-11pm (supper break 5-6pm daily), free parking, kids 12 & under free with ticketed adult, covered concert venue (the show goes on rain or shine), food trucks, merchandise vendors, comforts of a down-home farm setting and Southern hospitality by host Dumplin Valley Farm.


For almost 20 years, the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival has been honoring our mountain roots, history and heritage while entertaining bluegrass fans from across the country.  Founders and promoters Joe and Mitzi Soward originally setout to display the heart of bluegrass music through the rich sounds of the most talented bluegrass, gospel and country artists they could attract… and this year’s festival will be no exception of their original philosophy! With growth each year along the journey, the event now features some of the biggest and best names in the genre.


So get your ticket, grab your lawn chair and if you’re a picker… bring your instrument, as this hometown family-fun gathering has also become a destination for pickers who enjoy jamming with other music lovers!


For more information, a daily line-up and tickets please visit: or call: 865-397-7942 (or) 865-740-1889

Venue Address & Directions: Dumplin Valley Farm & RV Park 525 East Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak, TN 37764. Take I-40 Exit 407 – toward the North side of I-40. Take the first road on the right (East Dumplin Valley Road) & go 1.5 miles to Dumplin Valley Farm & RV Park on left. (Kodak, TN / Dumplin Valley Farm & RV Park – located 20 miles east of Knoxville, TN – near Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg)


Sponsored in part by: Swaggerty’s Farm, Buddy’s bar-b-q & Citizens National Bank