Old Oak Festival returns to Tusculum April 20-22

The Old Oak Festival will return to Tusculum campus April 20-22.

Featuring a wide variety of music, food and fun, the Old Oak Festival will span across three days, featuring something for everyone, be it live music, theater, arts and crafts or fabulous festival food.

Throughout the weekend on stage, the festival will present the sounds of the region, with a wide variety of music from bluegrass to jazz featuring local vocalists and instrumentalists.

There are limited spaces still available for artisan and crafter booths. Deadline for reserving a booth is March 30, or until all spaces are filled.

“This year’s festival will feature great arts and crafts, performances and opportunities to enjoy a variety of fine arts experiences,” said David Price, director of music and band programs at Tusculum.

This year’s special events will include an art show at Allison Gallery, theater performances by GLAWPIGT (Great Literature Alive, Well and Playing In Greeneville Tennessee) and literary readings.

The Allison Gallery will feature recent work by Clem Allison with a focus on aspects of the Tusculum campus. Allison previously served as art department chairman and director of the Division of Arts and humanities until his retirement as professor emeritus of art in 2000. He continues to produce his own art and is presently preparing for an exhibit of his recent works in April at Tusculum‘s Shulman Center.

The youth theater group, GLAWPIGT, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, will showcase the young talent of the Greeneville and Greene County school systems with special performances each day during the festival.

There is no fee to attend the festival. Art vendor hours will be Friday from noon until 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact Price at 423-636-7303. Entertainment and food continues into the evening.

Service animals are welcome; however, no pets allowed. Coolers, firearms and alcohol are also prohibited on Tusculum College campus property during the festival. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged.

For updates and more information, visit the website at www.oldoakfestival.org or on Facebook.