The Twangtown Paramours are the headliners for our upcoming Festival of  Music, Dance and Storytelling on Saturday, May 23,  from Noon (ET) until 6:30 p.m. They will perform a daytime set, included in the festival admission of $5 as well as a special evening concert at 7:00 pm in the Rebecca Johnson Theatre. Price of admission for the theatre concert is also $5-combined tickets for both the all day festival and evening concert are $8.

This special event takes the place of our old Spring Festival of British and Appalachian Culture that withstood the test of time for over forty years. We are thrilled to continue the tradition but put a new spin on it by focusing on the performing arts.

There will be outdoor concerts and storytelling venues during the day featuring various performers including musical acts The Empty Bottle String Band, Junction South, Michael Jacobs, Roy Harper, Butch and Doug and The Twangtown Paramours; dance troupes Lark in the Morn English Country Dancers and the Tenpenny Rapper sword dancers, and Storytellers Judy Baker, Tim Mangan and Joni Lovegrove. Click on the link to see the complete Festival schedule.

The Twangtown Paramours’ music has been called “Sophisticated Americana”, and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This acoustic duo is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. They have performed at nationally recognized venues such as Uncle Calvin’s in Dallas, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, and the Bluebird Café in Nashville. They have opened for Joe Ely, Claire Lynch, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Carrie Newcomer, and Kim & Reggie Harris.

Check out more about this unique duo at their website:

The Twangtown Paramours will  be performing during the daytime festival and will also perform a separate evening concert at 7:00 p.m., ET, in the Rebecca Johnson Theatre.

Day admission: $5      Evening Concert: $5      Combined ticket (for both day and evening concerts): $8

Discounts available for residents of the tri-county area who must show ID

Hikes to the Rugby State Natural Areas’ Massengale Trail will be offered prior to noon

Rugby Roots events are made possible in part by a grant from the Arts Fund of the East Tennessee Foundation