Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band
Old Time String Band

Regional favorite, the Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band, will be performing at this year’s Old Oak Festival.  The band will be appearing on Sunday, April 17.

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Carson Peters

Carson Peters, or “Fiddlin’ Carson Peters,” as he is becoming known started playing the fiddle at the ripe old age of 3 when his parents bought him a 1/8 size fiddle.  By age 4, he was playing in fiddle competitions and jamming at musical festivals.  Carson has continued to hone the fiddlin’ and singing talents that God has so graciously blessed him with and has won many competitions along the way.  At ten years old, Carson is a seasoned performer playing numerous venues with his band throughout the region; Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Dollywood’s Bluegrass and BBQ, Asheville’s Bluegrass First Class, Song of the Mountains and WDVX’s World Class Bluegrass concert series to name a few.   Carson has also had the honor to play on national TV as a guest on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as well as play with Jimmy Fortune on the floor of the Tennessee State Senate.  On March 28th of 2014, Carson’s dream of playing on the Grand Ole Opry stage was realized when he was invited by Ricky Skaggs to come and perform with him and Kentucky Thunder. He also received national exposure recently when he appeared on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” hosted by  Steve Harvey.

You can get more info about The Fiddlin’ Carson Peters Band and upcoming shows at their website

Steve Brown
Country, folk and pop music

Steve Brown has been writing, singing, and playing his own style of country, folk and pop music on and off for 40 years.

Steve Brown will be performing on Sunday at the Tusculum College Old Oak Festival 2016.

Children’s Activities
And storytelling performances

The festival will feature children’s activities on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Through out the weekend there will be storytelling performances on stage and around the festival grounds.

GLAWPIGT (Great Literature Alive & Well, Playing in Greeneville, Tennessee)
An Old Oak Festival favorite

The Old Oak Festival will feature a one-hour showcase by GLAWPIGT (Great Literature Alive & Well, Playing in Greeneville, Tennessee) each day of the festival. A truly varied hour of entertainment, the showcase includes sketch comedy, young adult fiction, poetry, amusing literary analysis, unique interpretations of fairy tales, Shakespeare and even Vaudeville-style comedy. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

GLAWPIGT, which is celebrating its 30th year, is a literary performance group founded by Tusculum College Artist-in-Residence, Marilyn duBrisk and sponsored by Tusculum College Arts Outreach. Participants are from East Tennessee and range in ages from 10 to 17.