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Friday, September 6
 

9:00am

Poultry Show (Open Show)
Friday September 6, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Poultry Barn

2:00pm

Lightweight Mule Weigh In
Friday September 6, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Swine Barn

3:00pm

Brahman
Friday September 6, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Livestock Show Arena

5:00pm

AGMA Gaited Mule Show
Friday September 6, 2013 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Equine Arena

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Friday September 6, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Friday September 6, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Midway

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Friday September 6, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:00pm

6:00pm

Santa Gertrudis
Friday September 6, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Livestock Show Arena

6:15pm

Adam Agular
Friday September 6, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Zona Tres
Latin Music from Zona Tres, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Friday September 6, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Zona Tres
Latin Music from Zona Tres, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Friday September 6, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.


Friday September 6, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

6:45pm

7:00pm

RedStone
With their mixture of crunchypunk rock and roll and country blues tied around their love of playing long and loud, Redstone continues and expands the boundaries of Southern Rock. Founded by Guitarist and singer Chad Johnson and bassist Randy Prior, Redstone has matured into one of the truly distinctive voices in Rock and Roll today. Achieving both critical acclaim and developing a large catalog of music over the years Redstone has been fortunate enough to play with some of their idols and contemporaries including The Allman Brothers, North Mississippi Allstars, and Charlie Daniels. Johnson and Prior are joined by guitarist Chad Rowland, and percussionist Joe Kelley. Combined they create the Gumbo of soulful jamming and reckless momentum that make Redstone. With their third album produced by themselves and Kings of Leon front of house engineer Brent Rawlings, Redstone explores new musical areas once again while still paying homage to that which made them what they are.

Friday September 6, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Moosic Stage

7:00pm

Tennessee Takeover--Traditional Championship Wrestling
The opening night of the fair, Traditional Championship Wrestling will bring exactly that—the TRADITION of live professional wrestling back to the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena! Among those scheduled to appear are former WWE and ECW title-holder, Tommy Dreamer, thefirst ever UFC Champion, Dan “The Beast” Severn, as well as Tennessee Wrestling legends The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson), Tracy Smothers, and former WWE Tag Team Champion Rob Conway.


Friday September 6, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fairground Sports Arena

7:00pm

Taste of Tennessee Craft Brewers Festival

The craft beer trade is alive and well in the Volunteer State and it’s time to celebrate Tennessee-brewed beer! The Tennessee State Fair and the members of the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild invite you to the inaugural Taste of Tennessee Craft Brewers Festival from 7 – 11pm on Friday, September 6, 2013. The festival will take place on the infield of the Fairgrounds Speedway and showcase beer brewed from all over the state of Tennessee, feature local live music, and include a selection of Nashville’s famous gourmet food trucks.

Come out and support Tennessee craft brewers and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Fair with one ticket! With more than 18 breweries from across Tennessee, festival attendees will have a unique opportunity to taste over 55 Tennessee-brewed beers. The festival is open to beer tasters of all experience levels, from the serious to the casual, catering to pros and amateurs alike.
The Tennessee State Fair offers only two suggestions: 1) bring your friends and 2) come thirsty.

The $40 cost of admission includes admission to the Fair, a souvenir tasting glass and unlimited beer for the duration of the event. Admission for designated drivers is $15 and includes complimentary N/A drinks. The festival is only open to people aged 21 and over. $75 VIP tickets allow 100 guests access an hour earlier than the public, as well as the chance to sample some special beers and talk with the brewers.


Friday September 6, 2013 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Fairgrounds Speedway

7:15pm

Adam Agular
Friday September 6, 2013 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

7:15pm

Zona Tres
Latin Music from Zona Tres, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Friday September 6, 2013 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

7:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.


Friday September 6, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Friday September 6, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

Kaileigh Bullard
Kaileigh Bullard was three years old when she first sang in front of an audience of 300 people. The song was her state anthem, “Oklahoma!” and everyone was surprised at how comfortable such a little girl could be onstage. From that day forward, the stage became her second home. Now living in Nashville, TN, this 22-year-old singer/songwriter/fiddler released her self-titled, six song debut EP in July 2012. Kaileigh is also the acoustic guitarist and background vocalist for Hayden Panettiere’s character, Juliette Barnes, on the hit ABC show, Nashville. 

Kaileigh began doing tap, jazz, and ballet at the age of 4, clogging and playing piano at the age of 5, playing fiddle at the age of 8, and playing the guitar at the age of 12. Growing up in Oklahoma, she had many opportunities to use these gifts to do what she loved- perform for others. Although always a shy, quiet girl off stage, no one would have known that by watching her light up the stage.

Over the years, Kaileigh has had the chance to open for country music artists Ronnie Milsap, Ray Price, Kitty Wells, Hank Thompson, and Toby Keith, as well as perform for two summers at Northeastern State University's Downtown Country with fellow Oklahoman, Carrie Underwood.

In July of 2008, she and her family packed up and left their small town in Oklahoma, moving to Nashville so she could attend Belmont University and pursue her dreams of becoming a country music recording artist. Being the first of their entire family to move out of Oklahoma, it was difficult to leave everything they had ever known. Even so, Kaileigh and her family have enjoyed this new chapter of their lives and feel truly blessed to be here. She is also a songwriter and released her debut EP in July 2012. She continues to write and record with songwriters around Nashville. She also teaches fiddle and is actively involved with the music at her church. 

In March 2012, Kaileigh was cast in the hit ABC show, Nashville, as Juliette Barnes’s acoustic guitarist and background vocalist. She was part of eleven episodes in the first season and is currently filming for the second season, which will air on Wednesday nights beginning September 25, 2013. 

Kaileigh believes the Lord has provided her with gifts that are meant to be used for His glory. Matthew 5:16 says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." She hopes through her music and through her life that others might be able to see Him and praise His holy name.

Friday September 6, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Moosic Stage

7:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Friday September 6, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ag Zone

7:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Friday September 6, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Thrill Zone

8:00pm

RedStone
With their mixture of crunchypunk rock and roll and country blues tied around their love of playing long and loud, Redstone continues and expands the boundaries of Southern Rock. Founded by Guitarist and singer Chad Johnson and bassist Randy Prior, Redstone has matured into one of the truly distinctive voices in Rock and Roll today. Achieving both critical acclaim and developing a large catalog of music over the years Redstone has been fortunate enough to play with some of their idols and contemporaries including The Allman Brothers, North Mississippi Allstars, and Charlie Daniels. Johnson and Prior are joined by guitarist Chad Rowland, and percussionist Joe Kelley. Combined they create the Gumbo of soulful jamming and reckless momentum that make Redstone. With their third album produced by themselves and Kings of Leon front of house engineer Brent Rawlings, Redstone explores new musical areas once again while still paying homage to that which made them what they are.


Friday September 6, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Moosic Stage

8:15pm

Adam Agular
Friday September 6, 2013 8:15pm - 8:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

8:15pm

Zona Tres
Latin Music from Zona Tres, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Friday September 6, 2013 8:15pm - 8:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

8:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.


Friday September 6, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

8:30pm

Kaileigh Bullard
Kaileigh Bullard was three years old when she first sang in front of an audience of 300 people. The song was her state anthem, “Oklahoma!” and everyone was surprised at how comfortable such a little girl could be onstage. From that day forward, the stage became her second home. Now living in Nashville, TN, this 22-year-old singer/songwriter/fiddler released her self-titled, six song debut EP in July 2012. Kaileigh is also the acoustic guitarist and background vocalist for Hayden Panettiere’s character, Juliette Barnes, on the hit ABC show, Nashville. 

Kaileigh began doing tap, jazz, and ballet at the age of 4, clogging and playing piano at the age of 5, playing fiddle at the age of 8, and playing the guitar at the age of 12. Growing up in Oklahoma, she had many opportunities to use these gifts to do what she loved- perform for others. Although always a shy, quiet girl off stage, no one would have known that by watching her light up the stage.

Over the years, Kaileigh has had the chance to open for country music artists Ronnie Milsap, Ray Price, Kitty Wells, Hank Thompson, and Toby Keith, as well as perform for two summers at Northeastern State University's Downtown Country with fellow Oklahoman, Carrie Underwood.

In July of 2008, she and her family packed up and left their small town in Oklahoma, moving to Nashville so she could attend Belmont University and pursue her dreams of becoming a country music recording artist. Being the first of their entire family to move out of Oklahoma, it was difficult to leave everything they had ever known. Even so, Kaileigh and her family have enjoyed this new chapter of their lives and feel truly blessed to be here. She is also a songwriter and released her debut EP in July 2012. She continues to write and record with songwriters around Nashville. She also teaches fiddle and is actively involved with the music at her church. 

In March 2012, Kaileigh was cast in the hit ABC show, Nashville, as Juliette Barnes’s acoustic guitarist and background vocalist. She was part of eleven episodes in the first season and is currently filming for the second season, which will air on Wednesday nights beginning September 25, 2013. 

Kaileigh believes the Lord has provided her with gifts that are meant to be used for His glory. Matthew 5:16 says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." She hopes through her music and through her life that others might be able to see Him and praise His holy name.

Friday September 6, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Moosic Stage

8:45pm

9:00pm

RedStone
With their mixture of crunchypunk rock and roll and country blues tied around their love of playing long and loud, Redstone continues and expands the boundaries of Southern Rock. Founded by Guitarist and singer Chad Johnson and bassist Randy Prior, Redstone has matured into one of the truly distinctive voices in Rock and Roll today. Achieving both critical acclaim and developing a large catalog of music over the years Redstone has been fortunate enough to play with some of their idols and contemporaries including The Allman Brothers, North Mississippi Allstars, and Charlie Daniels. Johnson and Prior are joined by guitarist Chad Rowland, and percussionist Joe Kelley. Combined they create the Gumbo of soulful jamming and reckless momentum that make Redstone. With their third album produced by themselves and Kings of Leon front of house engineer Brent Rawlings, Redstone explores new musical areas once again while still paying homage to that which made them what they are.

Friday September 6, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Friday September 6, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:15pm

Adam Agular

Friday September 6, 2013 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

9:15pm

Zona Tres
Latin Music from Zona Tres, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Friday September 6, 2013 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

9:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.


Friday September 6, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

9:30pm

Kaileigh Bullard
Kaileigh Bullard was three years old when she first sang in front of an audience of 300 people. The song was her state anthem, “Oklahoma!” and everyone was surprised at how comfortable such a little girl could be onstage. From that day forward, the stage became her second home. Now living in Nashville, TN, this 22-year-old singer/songwriter/fiddler released her self-titled, six song debut EP in July 2012. Kaileigh is also the acoustic guitarist and background vocalist for Hayden Panettiere’s character, Juliette Barnes, on the hit ABC show, Nashville. 

Kaileigh began doing tap, jazz, and ballet at the age of 4, clogging and playing piano at the age of 5, playing fiddle at the age of 8, and playing the guitar at the age of 12. Growing up in Oklahoma, she had many opportunities to use these gifts to do what she loved- perform for others. Although always a shy, quiet girl off stage, no one would have known that by watching her light up the stage.

Over the years, Kaileigh has had the chance to open for country music artists Ronnie Milsap, Ray Price, Kitty Wells, Hank Thompson, and Toby Keith, as well as perform for two summers at Northeastern State University's Downtown Country with fellow Oklahoman, Carrie Underwood.

In July of 2008, she and her family packed up and left their small town in Oklahoma, moving to Nashville so she could attend Belmont University and pursue her dreams of becoming a country music recording artist. Being the first of their entire family to move out of Oklahoma, it was difficult to leave everything they had ever known. Even so, Kaileigh and her family have enjoyed this new chapter of their lives and feel truly blessed to be here. She is also a songwriter and released her debut EP in July 2012. She continues to write and record with songwriters around Nashville. She also teaches fiddle and is actively involved with the music at her church. 

In March 2012, Kaileigh was cast in the hit ABC show, Nashville, as Juliette Barnes’s acoustic guitarist and background vocalist. She was part of eleven episodes in the first season and is currently filming for the second season, which will air on Wednesday nights beginning September 25, 2013. 

Kaileigh believes the Lord has provided her with gifts that are meant to be used for His glory. Matthew 5:16 says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." She hopes through her music and through her life that others might be able to see Him and praise His holy name.

Friday September 6, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Friday September 6, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:00pm

RedStone
With their mixture of crunchypunk rock and roll and country blues tied around their love of playing long and loud, Redstone continues and expands the boundaries of Southern Rock. Founded by Guitarist and singer Chad Johnson and bassist Randy Prior, Redstone has matured into one of the truly distinctive voices in Rock and Roll today. Achieving both critical acclaim and developing a large catalog of music over the years Redstone has been fortunate enough to play with some of their idols and contemporaries including The Allman Brothers, North Mississippi Allstars, and Charlie Daniels. Johnson and Prior are joined by guitarist Chad Rowland, and percussionist Joe Kelley. Combined they create the Gumbo of soulful jamming and reckless momentum that make Redstone. With their third album produced by themselves and Kings of Leon front of house engineer Brent Rawlings, Redstone explores new musical areas once again while still paying homage to that which made them what they are.

Friday September 6, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Moosic Stage

10:15pm

Zona Tres
Latin Music from Zona Tres, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Friday September 6, 2013 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Friday September 6, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone
 
Saturday, September 7
 

9:00am

Rabbit Judging (Open & Jr. Show)
Saturday September 7, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Rabbit Barn

10:00am

Shorthorn/Simmental
Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Show Arena

10:00am

Shorthorn/Simmental
Saturday September 7, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Livestock Show Arena

11:00am

12:00pm

Speedway Nashville Racing - Practice

All eight divisions will be competing during this special night.  The races will be included with your purchase of a State Fair admission ticket for just $8.  You can also purchase your State Fair ticket early at a participating Kroger store and receive a $3 discount!

The Front Runner, Legends, Pure Stock, Super Street, Sportsman, Open Wheel Modified, Limited Late Model and Pro Late Model divisions will all be racing on September 7th.  The Limited and Pro Late Models will not qualify.  Instead, they will have a 10 lap shootout sponsored by Budweiser.  They will draw for starting position in the Shootouts.  Also, the Open Wheel Modified division will have a 50 lap feature paying $1,200 to the winner!  This will not be a points paying event.

Cars will hit the track around noon on September 7th for practice.  The gates will be open throughout the day, so come spend your Saturday with us!  The Green flag will drop at 6:10 PM sharp!

Saturday September 7, 2013 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Fairgrounds Speedway

12:30pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Saturday September 7, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thrill Zone

12:30pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Saturday September 7, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Family Fun Zone

1:00pm

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest--Registration
The annual Tennessee State Fair Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest is not only popular among contestants, but is one of the most biggest crowd pleasers year in and year out. Kids interested in participating can sign up at 1pm in front of the Moosic Stage on both Saturdays and Sundays.


Saturday September 7, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Moosic Stage

1:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Saturday September 7, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ag Zone

1:00pm

Spinning Demo
Saturday September 7, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Vaughan Building

1:30pm

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest
It might be the tastiest contest at the fair! The Tennessee State Fair Ice Cream Contest is a true battle of the sweet tooth. Each winner will receive an official TSF ice cream eating trophy.

Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Moosic Stage

1:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!

Saturday September 7, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Thrill Zone

2:00pm

2:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."

Saturday September 7, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

3:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

3:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ag Zone

3:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Saturday September 7, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Thrill Zone

4:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."


Saturday September 7, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

4:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Saturday September 7, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Thrill Zone

4:30pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Saturday September 7, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Family Fun Zone

5:00pm

5:00pm

Red Angus
Saturday September 7, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Livestock Show Arena

5:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."


Saturday September 7, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Saturday September 7, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Kids Hula Hoop Contest

It’s a battle of finesse, grace, coordination and fun – it’s the Hula Hoop contest! The Hula Hoop contest at the Tennessee State Fair is the perfect way to show off your Hula skills.

Winners will receive an official TSF Hula Hoop trophy.  Sign up will begin at 10 a.m. and will be limited to the first 24 entries. The contests will begin at 11 a.m. each day at Moosic Stage and contestant will compete in groups of four.



Saturday September 7, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Moosic Stage

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Saturday September 7, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:00pm

Spinning Demo
Saturday September 7, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vaughan Building

6:10pm

Speedway Nashville Racing

All eight divisions will be competing during this special night.  The races will be included with your purchase of a State Fair admission ticket for just $8.  You can also purchase your State Fair ticket early at a participating Kroger store and receive a $3 discount!

The Front Runner, Legends, Pure Stock, Super Street, Sportsman, Open Wheel Modified, Limited Late Model and Pro Late Model divisions will all be racing on September 7th.  The Limited and Pro Late Models will not qualify.  Instead, they will have a 10 lap shootout sponsored by Budweiser.  They will draw for starting position in the Shootouts.  Also, the Open Wheel Modified division will have a 50 lap feature paying $1,200 to the winner!  This will not be a points paying event.

Cars will hit the track around noon on September 7th for practice.  The gates will be open throughout the day, so come spend your Saturday with us!  The Green flag will drop at 6:10 PM sharp!


Saturday September 7, 2013 6:10pm - 8:00pm
Fairgrounds Speedway

6:15pm

Luna Morena
Latin Music from Luna Morena, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Saturday September 7, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Natchez Thrace
Greek Music from Natchez Thrace, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Saturday September 7, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Nerman Brgovic
Saturday September 7, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."

Saturday September 7, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

6:45pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Saturday September 7, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Family Fun Zone

7:00pm

Surf Monkeys
Saturday September 7, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Moosic Stage

7:00pm

Songwriter's Night (Alvarado Road Show)
The Nashville-by-way-of-Texas-based, brother duo Alvarado Road Show are led by singer/ bass player/guitarist, Cleve Clark and feature A.J. Clark, singer/guitarist. The brothers create and perform rootsy American music about life, love and relationships. When you witness one of their performances, they will paint a colorful picture with words, notes and heart through warm blends of harmony that will move and forever change the way you experience music. They are brothers, singers, performers, musicians, producers & songwriters. The guys frequently tell stories of the days they played in a chicken coop and in front of a laundry mat from years ago, and of the road that led them to perform at the Grand Ole Opry. “Some of those early shows at the time, might not have been the coolest, but they are some of the most memorable. We count them just as important as the big stages.” A.J. says. Cleve continues, “Without those shows, we wouldn’t be who we are today!” The two are known for their ability to deliver the songs that they themselves have tailored to bare their souls. “We try not to be afraid to open up and be real. That’s where our songs come from. Our lives, our experiences, our families and understanding we live in a world of extreme joy and sorrow” states Cleve, who is the younger of the brothers. Some of the guy’s works have been showcased on the recent release by Joey + Rory, “His & Hers” on Sugar Hill Records; Ty Herndon’s forthcoming country project; the legendary songwriter Mentor Williams’ “Just Another Songwriter” project which was also produced by the brothers and features Williams’ rock classic “Drift Away”; & the new Universal Records artists, The Elderlin Chicks. Kim Williams, Mentor Williams, David Z, Tom Douglas, Stan Lynch, Rick Carnes… these are a list of a few hit songwriter legends who Cleve and AJ share catalogs with. “People can count on us being around forever!” A.J. states.


Saturday September 7, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Creative Arts Stage

7:15pm

Luna Morena
Latin Music from Luna Morena, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Saturday September 7, 2013 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

7:15pm

Natchez Thrace
Greek Music from Natchez Thrace, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Saturday September 7, 2013 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

7:15pm

Nerman Brgovic
Saturday September 7, 2013 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

7:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."

Saturday September 7, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Saturday September 7, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

Jeremy Miller
Jeremy Miller is a Singer/Songwriter signed with Tree Stand Entertainment residing in Nashville, TN. He brings a very distinctive new sound to Country music mixing between a traditional style and his brand of country rock. Jeremy grew up in Ohio breaking Thoroughbred horses and in the midst of his daily routine something dramatic happened, he became a professional bull rider. Competing at rodeos all over the country doing that “8 second dance” he was on the fast-track to success when suddenly, tragedy struck. He had an accident that led to a skull fracture almost ending his life. Jeremy Miller was left with a tough decision to retire from bull riding and pursue the other passion in his heart, playing music. This true to life cowboy grew up listening to his heroes Chris Ledoux, George Strait, Waylon Jennings, and Garth Brooks in hopes of one day following in their footsteps. Thankful that God saved his life and his new-found dream realized Jeremy after leaving the hospital, three days later packed up everything in 2008 and moved to the one place where Country music breathes freely in the air, Nashville, Tennessee. Shortly after Jeremy arrived in Nashville, he began getting invited to play shows at various clubs, corporate events, and festivals throughout the country. Henry Paul (guitar/mandolin/vocals) from the Multi-Platinum group, Blackhawk had this to say, “Jeremy Miller is a young, energetic newcomer to the country music landscape. His talent as a singer and songwriter will serve him well on his journey to national stardom.” In February 2011 Jeremy Miller released his debut EP, “Falling Forward,” on which he wrote four of the six songs. Jeremy has an undeniable vocal style that grabs the listener’s ear with grit and an excitement which makes anyone who hears this music a believer. “Falling Forward” has a lyrical theme throughout about the life of a cowboy and the code that goes along with it, 8 second bull rides, relationships, and the addictions and struggles of life. Jeremy Miller had this to say about the “Falling Forward” project, “I want to show people the values that I was raised on; putting God, family, and others before myself. On “Falling Forward” I really show how I was brought up and how I put my “no lose” attitude and how things are always possible with God and hard work. I take real life experiences and put them into my music. I figure you can only write about what you know and this is all I know.” Jeremy’s songwriting goes from emotional power ballads to anthems that will have crowds singing along and get them on their feet.

Saturday September 7, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Moosic Stage

8:00pm

Surf Monkeys
Saturday September 7, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Moosic Stage

8:15pm

Luna Morena
Latin Music from Luna Morena, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Saturday September 7, 2013 8:15pm - 8:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

8:15pm

Natchez Thrace
Greek Music from Natchez Thrace, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Saturday September 7, 2013 8:15pm - 8:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

8:15pm

Nerman Brgovic
Saturday September 7, 2013 8:15pm - 8:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

8:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."

Saturday September 7, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

8:30pm

Jeremy Miller
Jeremy Miller is a Singer/Songwriter signed with Tree Stand Entertainment residing in Nashville, TN. He brings a very distinctive new sound to Country music mixing between a traditional style and his brand of country rock. Jeremy grew up in Ohio breaking Thoroughbred horses and in the midst of his daily routine something dramatic happened, he became a professional bull rider. Competing at rodeos all over the country doing that “8 second dance” he was on the fast-track to success when suddenly, tragedy struck. He had an accident that led to a skull fracture almost ending his life. Jeremy Miller was left with a tough decision to retire from bull riding and pursue the other passion in his heart, playing music. This true to life cowboy grew up listening to his heroes Chris Ledoux, George Strait, Waylon Jennings, and Garth Brooks in hopes of one day following in their footsteps. Thankful that God saved his life and his new-found dream realized Jeremy after leaving the hospital, three days later packed up everything in 2008 and moved to the one place where Country music breathes freely in the air, Nashville, Tennessee. Shortly after Jeremy arrived in Nashville, he began getting invited to play shows at various clubs, corporate events, and festivals throughout the country. Henry Paul (guitar/mandolin/vocals) from the Multi-Platinum group, Blackhawk had this to say, “Jeremy Miller is a young, energetic newcomer to the country music landscape. His talent as a singer and songwriter will serve him well on his journey to national stardom.” In February 2011 Jeremy Miller released his debut EP, “Falling Forward,” on which he wrote four of the six songs. Jeremy has an undeniable vocal style that grabs the listener’s ear with grit and an excitement which makes anyone who hears this music a believer. “Falling Forward” has a lyrical theme throughout about the life of a cowboy and the code that goes along with it, 8 second bull rides, relationships, and the addictions and struggles of life. Jeremy Miller had this to say about the “Falling Forward” project, “I want to show people the values that I was raised on; putting God, family, and others before myself. On “Falling Forward” I really show how I was brought up and how I put my “no lose” attitude and how things are always possible with God and hard work. I take real life experiences and put them into my music. I figure you can only write about what you know and this is all I know.” Jeremy’s songwriting goes from emotional power ballads to anthems that will have crowds singing along and get them on their feet.

Saturday September 7, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Surf Monkeys
Saturday September 7, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Saturday September 7, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:15pm

Luna Morena
Latin Music from Luna Morena, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Saturday September 7, 2013 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

9:15pm

Natchez Thrace
Greek Music from Natchez Thrace, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Saturday September 7, 2013 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

9:15pm

Nerman Brgovic

Saturday September 7, 2013 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

9:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."

Saturday September 7, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

9:30pm

Jeremy Miller
Jeremy Miller is a Singer/Songwriter signed with Tree Stand Entertainment residing in Nashville, TN. He brings a very distinctive new sound to Country music mixing between a traditional style and his brand of country rock. Jeremy grew up in Ohio breaking Thoroughbred horses and in the midst of his daily routine something dramatic happened, he became a professional bull rider. Competing at rodeos all over the country doing that “8 second dance” he was on the fast-track to success when suddenly, tragedy struck. He had an accident that led to a skull fracture almost ending his life. Jeremy Miller was left with a tough decision to retire from bull riding and pursue the other passion in his heart, playing music. This true to life cowboy grew up listening to his heroes Chris Ledoux, George Strait, Waylon Jennings, and Garth Brooks in hopes of one day following in their footsteps. Thankful that God saved his life and his new-found dream realized Jeremy after leaving the hospital, three days later packed up everything in 2008 and moved to the one place where Country music breathes freely in the air, Nashville, Tennessee. Shortly after Jeremy arrived in Nashville, he began getting invited to play shows at various clubs, corporate events, and festivals throughout the country. Henry Paul (guitar/mandolin/vocals) from the Multi-Platinum group, Blackhawk had this to say, “Jeremy Miller is a young, energetic newcomer to the country music landscape. His talent as a singer and songwriter will serve him well on his journey to national stardom.” In February 2011 Jeremy Miller released his debut EP, “Falling Forward,” on which he wrote four of the six songs. Jeremy has an undeniable vocal style that grabs the listener’s ear with grit and an excitement which makes anyone who hears this music a believer. “Falling Forward” has a lyrical theme throughout about the life of a cowboy and the code that goes along with it, 8 second bull rides, relationships, and the addictions and struggles of life. Jeremy Miller had this to say about the “Falling Forward” project, “I want to show people the values that I was raised on; putting God, family, and others before myself. On “Falling Forward” I really show how I was brought up and how I put my “no lose” attitude and how things are always possible with God and hard work. I take real life experiences and put them into my music. I figure you can only write about what you know and this is all I know.” Jeremy’s songwriting goes from emotional power ballads to anthems that will have crowds singing along and get them on their feet.


Saturday September 7, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Saturday September 7, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:15pm

Luna Morena
Latin Music from Luna Morena, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Saturday September 7, 2013 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

10:15pm

Natchez Thrace
Greek Music from Natchez Thrace, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Saturday September 7, 2013 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

10:15pm

Nerman Brgovic

Saturday September 7, 2013 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Saturday September 7, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone

10:30pm

Surf Monkeys
Saturday September 7, 2013 10:30pm - 11:00pm
Moosic Stage
 
Sunday, September 8
 

12:30pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Sunday September 8, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thrill Zone

12:30pm

1:00pm

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest--Registration
The annual Tennessee State Fair Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest is not only popular among contestants, but is one of the most biggest crowd pleasers year in and year out. Kids interested in participating can sign up at 1pm in front of the Moosic Stage on both Saturdays and Sundays.


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Moosic Stage

1:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Sunday September 8, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ag Zone

1:00pm

Hereford
Sunday September 8, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Livestock Show Arena

1:00pm

Spinning Demo
Sunday September 8, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Vaughan Building

1:30pm

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest
It might be the tastiest contest at the fair! The Tennessee State Fair Ice Cream Contest is a true battle of the sweet tooth. Each winner will receive an official TSF ice cream eating trophy.


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Moosic Stage

1:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Sunday September 8, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Thrill Zone

2:00pm

Praise Pickers

The Praise Pickers are made up of 7 men spanning 4 different decades that joined together to share their love and joy of traditional country, bluegrass and gospel music with others through song.

The group was formed in 2012 and debuted their first CD entitled Isaiah 38:20 in August of that same year. This CD is filled with uplifting, hand clapping and foot stomping music that transcends generations and praises our Lord and Savior through song.



Sunday September 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Moosic Stage

3:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Sunday September 8, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ag Zone

3:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Sunday September 8, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Thrill Zone

4:00pm

Praise Pickers

The Praise Pickers are made up of 7 men spanning 4 different decades that joined together to share their love and joy of traditional country, bluegrass and gospel music with others through song.

The group was formed in 2012 and debuted their first CD entitled Isaiah 38:20 in August of that same year. This CD is filled with uplifting, hand clapping and foot stomping music that transcends generations and praises our Lord and Savior through song.


Sunday September 8, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Moosic Stage

4:00pm

4:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Sunday September 8, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Thrill Zone

4:30pm

4:30pm

Kids Sack Race
Sunday September 8, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Equine Arena

5:00pm

Service Horse Demonstration
Sunday September 8, 2013 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Equine Arena

5:30pm

Nashville Rollergirls Intraleague Bout
The Nashville Rollergirls and Jr. Rollergirls make their way to the fair this year on Sunday, September 8th. This high-octane sport is sure to be one of the post popular events at this year’s fair. Advance tickets are on sale, starting at $10, and include admission to the fair.

Sunday September 8, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Fairground Sports Arena

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Sunday September 8, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Kids Hula Hoop Contest

It’s a battle of finesse, grace, coordination and fun – it’s the Hula Hoop contest! The Hula Hoop contest at the Tennessee State Fair is the perfect way to show off your Hula skills.

Winners will receive an official TSF Hula Hoop trophy.  Sign up will begin at 10 a.m. and will be limited to the first 24 entries. The contests will begin at 11 a.m. each day at Moosic Stage and contestant will compete in groups of four.



Sunday September 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Moosic Stage

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Sunday September 8, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:00pm

6:00pm

Spinning Demo
Sunday September 8, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vaughan Building

6:45pm

7:00pm

Carol Ann's All-Stars
Carol Ann’s All Star Band is one of the leading bands in Nashville. The band performs every Friday @ Carol Ann’s, 407 Murfreesboro Rd. (Business District), Nashville, TN. The band also performs at weddings and receptions, corporate parties, conventions, colleges, sororities, class reunions and private parties. The song list ranges from TOP 40 & R&B Classics.


Sunday September 8, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Moosic Stage

7:15pm

Nashville Rollergirls v. Vette City
The Nashville Rollergirls and Jr. Rollergirls make their way to the fair this year on Sunday, September 8th. This high-octane sport is sure to be one of the post popular events at this year’s fair. Advance tickets are on sale, starting at $10, and include admission to the fair.


Sunday September 8, 2013 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Fairground Sports Arena

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Sunday September 8, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

Peyton Parker and Jon Latham
With a unique voice and an easy charm, Peyton Parker knew what she wanted to be at a young age and is quickly establishing herself as a rising pop country singer/songwriter.
Peyton calls her lyrics “conversational” and describes her music much like she describes herself - “pop country with some sparkle”. She says her music doesn’t fit in one tidy box - a reflection of her diverse influences - from Nirvana, The Beatles and Patsy Cline to The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. 
This translates to performances that appeal to many different genres. Her stage show ranges from soft and haunting to boisterous and energetic - giving her audience exactly what they want.
Peyton’s friends and associates will tell you she is shy and reserved off-stage. They’ll say there’s a transformation beyond hair and makeup at her shows. The lights hit her and she shines. Combine that amazing stage presence with her skilled vocals and you’re in for quite a show.
Peyton was born in Atlanta and raised in Kennesaw, Ga., Peyton spent much of her early years devoted to elite level competitive cheerleading. She played violin in her middle school orchestra. When an ankle injury requiring two surgeries ended her aspirations of cheerleading in college, Peyton picked up a guitar. She taught herself to play using YouTube videos and was hooked. A few weeks later she wrote her first songs and began playing out at local restaurants and bars. 
The last year has been a whirlwind. From a pizza joint in Atlanta, to the ears of a producer in Nashville, to hanging out with country music superstars talking about life and career and performing on a huge stage at the NAMM show in LA - Peyton continues to hone her musical style. 
Outside of music, Peyton enjoys spending time with her family and her Boston Terriers, Rae and Hank. She loves fashion and can frequently be found hunting Nashville boutiques for bargains. She believes in giving back and is often involved in charity projects. Her parents, John and April, are incredibly proud and supportive of her music career.
Peyton performs at venues throughout the southeast and has opened for Walker Hayes, Jana Kramer and Parmalee. Peyton Parker’s star is rising. Come along for the ride!


Sunday September 8, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Moosic Stage

8:00pm

Carol Ann's All-Stars
Carol Ann’s All Star Band is one of the leading bands in Nashville. The band performs every Friday @ Carol Ann’s, 407 Murfreesboro Rd. (Business District), Nashville, TN. The band also performs at weddings and receptions, corporate parties, conventions, colleges, sororities, class reunions and private parties. The song list ranges from TOP 40 & R&B Classics.

Sunday September 8, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Moosic Stage

8:00pm

8:30pm

Peyton Parker and Jon Latham
With a unique voice and an easy charm, Peyton Parker knew what she wanted to be at a young age and is quickly establishing herself as a rising pop country singer/songwriter.
Peyton calls her lyrics “conversational” and describes her music much like she describes herself - “pop country with some sparkle”. She says her music doesn’t fit in one tidy box - a reflection of her diverse influences - from Nirvana, The Beatles and Patsy Cline to The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. 
This translates to performances that appeal to many different genres. Her stage show ranges from soft and haunting to boisterous and energetic - giving her audience exactly what they want.
Peyton’s friends and associates will tell you she is shy and reserved off-stage. They’ll say there’s a transformation beyond hair and makeup at her shows. The lights hit her and she shines. Combine that amazing stage presence with her skilled vocals and you’re in for quite a show.
Peyton was born in Atlanta and raised in Kennesaw, Ga., Peyton spent much of her early years devoted to elite level competitive cheerleading. She played violin in her middle school orchestra. When an ankle injury requiring two surgeries ended her aspirations of cheerleading in college, Peyton picked up a guitar. She taught herself to play using YouTube videos and was hooked. A few weeks later she wrote her first songs and began playing out at local restaurants and bars. 
The last year has been a whirlwind. From a pizza joint in Atlanta, to the ears of a producer in Nashville, to hanging out with country music superstars talking about life and career and performing on a huge stage at the NAMM show in LA - Peyton continues to hone her musical style. 
Outside of music, Peyton enjoys spending time with her family and her Boston Terriers, Rae and Hank. She loves fashion and can frequently be found hunting Nashville boutiques for bargains. She believes in giving back and is often involved in charity projects. Her parents, John and April, are incredibly proud and supportive of her music career.
Peyton performs at venues throughout the southeast and has opened for Walker Hayes, Jana Kramer and Parmalee. Peyton Parker’s star is rising. Come along for the ride!


Sunday September 8, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Carol Ann's All-Stars
Carol Ann’s All Star Band is one of the leading bands in Nashville. The band performs every Friday @ Carol Ann’s, 407 Murfreesboro Rd. (Business District), Nashville, TN. The band also performs at weddings and receptions, corporate parties, conventions, colleges, sororities, class reunions and private parties. The song list ranges from TOP 40 & R&B Classics.


Sunday September 8, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Sunday September 8, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:30pm

Peyton Parker and Jon Latham
With a unique voice and an easy charm, Peyton Parker knew what she wanted to be at a young age and is quickly establishing herself as a rising pop country singer/songwriter.
Peyton calls her lyrics “conversational” and describes her music much like she describes herself - “pop country with some sparkle”. She says her music doesn’t fit in one tidy box - a reflection of her diverse influences - from Nirvana, The Beatles and Patsy Cline to The Civil Wars, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato. 
This translates to performances that appeal to many different genres. Her stage show ranges from soft and haunting to boisterous and energetic - giving her audience exactly what they want.
Peyton’s friends and associates will tell you she is shy and reserved off-stage. They’ll say there’s a transformation beyond hair and makeup at her shows. The lights hit her and she shines. Combine that amazing stage presence with her skilled vocals and you’re in for quite a show.
Peyton was born in Atlanta and raised in Kennesaw, Ga., Peyton spent much of her early years devoted to elite level competitive cheerleading. She played violin in her middle school orchestra. When an ankle injury requiring two surgeries ended her aspirations of cheerleading in college, Peyton picked up a guitar. She taught herself to play using YouTube videos and was hooked. A few weeks later she wrote her first songs and began playing out at local restaurants and bars. 
The last year has been a whirlwind. From a pizza joint in Atlanta, to the ears of a producer in Nashville, to hanging out with country music superstars talking about life and career and performing on a huge stage at the NAMM show in LA - Peyton continues to hone her musical style. 
Outside of music, Peyton enjoys spending time with her family and her Boston Terriers, Rae and Hank. She loves fashion and can frequently be found hunting Nashville boutiques for bargains. She believes in giving back and is often involved in charity projects. Her parents, John and April, are incredibly proud and supportive of her music career.
Peyton performs at venues throughout the southeast and has opened for Walker Hayes, Jana Kramer and Parmalee. Peyton Parker’s star is rising. Come along for the ride!

Sunday September 8, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Sunday September 8, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:00pm

Carol Ann's All-Stars
Carol Ann’s All Star Band is one of the leading bands in Nashville. The band performs every Friday @ Carol Ann’s, 407 Murfreesboro Rd. (Business District), Nashville, TN. The band also performs at weddings and receptions, corporate parties, conventions, colleges, sororities, class reunions and private parties. The song list ranges from TOP 40 & R&B Classics.

Sunday September 8, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Moosic Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Sunday September 8, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone
 
Monday, September 9
 

1:00pm

FFA Horse Judging
Monday September 9, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Equine Arena

3:00pm

5:30pm

Legislative Showmanship and Celebrity Cow Milking Contest
Legislator Lineup - TBA

Competitors in Celebrity Cow Milking Contest:
  • Memphis Grizzlies' Quincy Pondexter & Grizz
  • Channel 2 Dawn Davenport & Jerry Barlor
  • Channel 4 Adrianne Flores & Holly Thompson
  • Channel 5 Vicki Yates & Cary Clark
  • Channel 17 Scott Couch & Stacey Case

Monday September 9, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Livestock Show Arena

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Monday September 9, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Monday September 9, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:00pm

6:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.

Monday September 9, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

6:30pm

Mule Show
Monday September 9, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Livestock Show Arena

6:45pm

7:00pm

Jimmy James Band

Jimmy James grew up in the country singing from a young age. He knew music was going to be his life long goal. His desire to write and play in public grew as he began to entertain to larger crowds and received race reviews. His sound is unique and his songs show off his great songwriting and singing skills. As he grew he searched out other musicians that were compatible and help him bring out the best in his songs. To see him perform is an awesome, memorable experience as he draws you into his music, sound, and message.



Monday September 9, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Moosic Stage

7:00pm

Mark Monroe
Monday September 9, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Creative Arts Stage

7:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.

Monday September 9, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Monday September 9, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

DNA
A Band of Brothers 

If you know anything about Nashville, Tennessee, you know that it’s a city that draws musicians from near and far with dreams in their hearts and their back strapped with a guitar. Some are just dreamers, some desire to attain fame, and the very few that stand out are the ones that possess true, raw talent. DNA, a group of three brothers from Imperial, Missouri, are said “without a doubt...[to be] headed for success in the music industry. Strong vocal harmonies, instrumentals, original lyrics and stage presence...the perfect package” (Hard Rock St. Louis, MO). The three brothers: Chuck Callahan (lead guitarist/ fiddler/ vocalist), Champ Callahan (lead vocalist/ pianist/ guitarist), and Chase Callahan (bassist/ cellist/ vocalist) are all influenced by major music legends such as Queen, The Beatles, Muse, and The Eagles. The fluidity to their pop-rock sound strikes the listener as something new, fresh and different. The band says that they want their music to have positive and creative lyrics, great harmonies, and musical excellence. 

The brothers, who grew up right outside of St. Louis, are the sons of musicians themselves. Their parents, both with B.A.s in Music, raised the brothers to enjoy the art, and with that introduction, the boys latched onto it and began to practice their skill daily. As kids, the boys say their parents arranged nursing home tours where they would practice sharing their music with the elderly. The brothers say that this was their parent’s way of teaching them how to not just perform, but to understand how to be encouraging through music. Through growing up together, the harmony of the brothers was perfected through their daily practice, usually performing forty concerts per summer on their tours. The brothers have since then played shows up to sixty thousand people. They have opened up for country songwriter, Jeffery Steele in St. Louis and have played at multiple bigger scale venues such as 12th and Porter in Nashville, Hard Rock Café (Nashville and St. Louis), Cicero’s (St. Louis), Plush (St. Louis), Blue Note (St. Louis), Apple Butter Festival (St. Louis), Opry Mills Mall (Nashville), and Ivory Theatre. The band of brothers have a promotional tour in the works for this summer (2013) that will be in music hot-spots all over the country. 

DNA released their six-track EP, “Personality,” in October of last year. The album can be found online at dnastl.bandcamp.com. The full length album is set to release on April 1st entitled, "Plenty of Thoughts," which will be available on iTunes and Amazon for purchase. 

DNA is one of those bands that will make it in Nashville and any other city they may visit. They are just as they’ve named themselves: a band with a composition so unique, there is no other band that measures up in any identical form. 

© Laura Elizabeth Long, March 2013


Monday September 9, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Moosic Stage

7:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Monday September 9, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ag Zone

7:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Monday September 9, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Thrill Zone

8:00pm

Jimmy James Band
Jimmy James grew up in the country singing from a young age. He knew music was going to be his life long goal. His desire to write and play in public grew as he began to entertain to larger crowds and received race reviews. His sound is unique and his songs show off his great songwriting and singing skills. As he grew he searched out other musicians that were compatible and help him bring out the best in his songs. To see him perform is an awesome, memorable experience as he draws you into his music, sound, and message.


Monday September 9, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Moosic Stage

8:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.

Monday September 9, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

8:30pm

DNA
A Band of Brothers 

If you know anything about Nashville, Tennessee, you know that it’s a city that draws musicians from near and far with dreams in their hearts and their back strapped with a guitar. Some are just dreamers, some desire to attain fame, and the very few that stand out are the ones that possess true, raw talent. DNA, a group of three brothers from Imperial, Missouri, are said “without a doubt...[to be] headed for success in the music industry. Strong vocal harmonies, instrumentals, original lyrics and stage presence...the perfect package” (Hard Rock St. Louis, MO). The three brothers: Chuck Callahan (lead guitarist/ fiddler/ vocalist), Champ Callahan (lead vocalist/ pianist/ guitarist), and Chase Callahan (bassist/ cellist/ vocalist) are all influenced by major music legends such as Queen, The Beatles, Muse, and The Eagles. The fluidity to their pop-rock sound strikes the listener as something new, fresh and different. The band says that they want their music to have positive and creative lyrics, great harmonies, and musical excellence. 

The brothers, who grew up right outside of St. Louis, are the sons of musicians themselves. Their parents, both with B.A.s in Music, raised the brothers to enjoy the art, and with that introduction, the boys latched onto it and began to practice their skill daily. As kids, the boys say their parents arranged nursing home tours where they would practice sharing their music with the elderly. The brothers say that this was their parent’s way of teaching them how to not just perform, but to understand how to be encouraging through music. Through growing up together, the harmony of the brothers was perfected through their daily practice, usually performing forty concerts per summer on their tours. The brothers have since then played shows up to sixty thousand people. They have opened up for country songwriter, Jeffery Steele in St. Louis and have played at multiple bigger scale venues such as 12th and Porter in Nashville, Hard Rock Café (Nashville and St. Louis), Cicero’s (St. Louis), Plush (St. Louis), Blue Note (St. Louis), Apple Butter Festival (St. Louis), Opry Mills Mall (Nashville), and Ivory Theatre. The band of brothers have a promotional tour in the works for this summer (2013) that will be in music hot-spots all over the country. 

DNA released their six-track EP, “Personality,” in October of last year. The album can be found online at dnastl.bandcamp.com. The full length album is set to release on April 1st entitled, "Plenty of Thoughts," which will be available on iTunes and Amazon for purchase. 

DNA is one of those bands that will make it in Nashville and any other city they may visit. They are just as they’ve named themselves: a band with a composition so unique, there is no other band that measures up in any identical form. 

© Laura Elizabeth Long, March 2013


Monday September 9, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Moosic Stage

8:30pm

TBA
Monday September 9, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Equine Arena

8:45pm

9:00pm

Jimmy James Band
Jimmy James grew up in the country singing from a young age. He knew music was going to be his life long goal. His desire to write and play in public grew as he began to entertain to larger crowds and received race reviews. His sound is unique and his songs show off his great songwriting and singing skills. As he grew he searched out other musicians that were compatible and help him bring out the best in his songs. To see him perform is an awesome, memorable experience as he draws you into his music, sound, and message.


Monday September 9, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Monday September 9, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.


Monday September 9, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

9:30pm

DNA
A Band of Brothers 

If you know anything about Nashville, Tennessee, you know that it’s a city that draws musicians from near and far with dreams in their hearts and their back strapped with a guitar. Some are just dreamers, some desire to attain fame, and the very few that stand out are the ones that possess true, raw talent. DNA, a group of three brothers from Imperial, Missouri, are said “without a doubt...[to be] headed for success in the music industry. Strong vocal harmonies, instrumentals, original lyrics and stage presence...the perfect package” (Hard Rock St. Louis, MO). The three brothers: Chuck Callahan (lead guitarist/ fiddler/ vocalist), Champ Callahan (lead vocalist/ pianist/ guitarist), and Chase Callahan (bassist/ cellist/ vocalist) are all influenced by major music legends such as Queen, The Beatles, Muse, and The Eagles. The fluidity to their pop-rock sound strikes the listener as something new, fresh and different. The band says that they want their music to have positive and creative lyrics, great harmonies, and musical excellence. 

The brothers, who grew up right outside of St. Louis, are the sons of musicians themselves. Their parents, both with B.A.s in Music, raised the brothers to enjoy the art, and with that introduction, the boys latched onto it and began to practice their skill daily. As kids, the boys say their parents arranged nursing home tours where they would practice sharing their music with the elderly. The brothers say that this was their parent’s way of teaching them how to not just perform, but to understand how to be encouraging through music. Through growing up together, the harmony of the brothers was perfected through their daily practice, usually performing forty concerts per summer on their tours. The brothers have since then played shows up to sixty thousand people. They have opened up for country songwriter, Jeffery Steele in St. Louis and have played at multiple bigger scale venues such as 12th and Porter in Nashville, Hard Rock Café (Nashville and St. Louis), Cicero’s (St. Louis), Plush (St. Louis), Blue Note (St. Louis), Apple Butter Festival (St. Louis), Opry Mills Mall (Nashville), and Ivory Theatre. The band of brothers have a promotional tour in the works for this summer (2013) that will be in music hot-spots all over the country. 

DNA released their six-track EP, “Personality,” in October of last year. The album can be found online at dnastl.bandcamp.com. The full length album is set to release on April 1st entitled, "Plenty of Thoughts," which will be available on iTunes and Amazon for purchase. 

DNA is one of those bands that will make it in Nashville and any other city they may visit. They are just as they’ve named themselves: a band with a composition so unique, there is no other band that measures up in any identical form. 

© Laura Elizabeth Long, March 2013


Monday September 9, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Monday September 9, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:00pm

Jimmy James Band
Jimmy James grew up in the country singing from a young age. He knew music was going to be his life long goal. His desire to write and play in public grew as he began to entertain to larger crowds and received race reviews. His sound is unique and his songs show off his great songwriting and singing skills. As he grew he searched out other musicians that were compatible and help him bring out the best in his songs. To see him perform is an awesome, memorable experience as he draws you into his music, sound, and message.


Monday September 9, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Moosic Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Monday September 9, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone
 
Tuesday, September 10
 

9:00am

Full Circle Hippotherapy
Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:00am - 1:00pm
Equine Arena

4:00pm

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Tuesday September 10, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Tuesday September 10, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:00pm

6:15pm

Alison Brazil
Singer-songwriter fusion from Alison Brazil, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Tuesday September 10, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."

Tuesday September 10, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

6:45pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Tuesday September 10, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Family Fun Zone

7:00pm

Brent Meece
Born, raised and love Nashville and the music that is made here!! Im 100% country, but respect and appreciate all types... long story short... proud father and music maker!!


Tuesday September 10, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Creative Arts Stage

7:15pm

Alison Brazil
Singer-songwriter fusion from Alison Brazil, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Tuesday September 10, 2013 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

7:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."


Tuesday September 10, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Tuesday September 10, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Tuesday September 10, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ag Zone

7:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Tuesday September 10, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Thrill Zone

8:00pm

TBA
Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Equine Arena

8:15pm

Alison Brazil
Singer-songwriter fusion from Alison Brazil, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:15pm - 8:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

8:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."

Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

8:45pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Tuesday September 10, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Family Fun Zone

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:15pm

Alison Brazil
Singer-songwriter fusion from Alison Brazil, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

9:15pm

Grace Adele and the Grand Band
Imagine a perfect blend of Nashville and Vaudeville, incorporating sensibilities from Music City with Radio City, and you'll find the dynamic female-fronted Americana group, Grace Adele & The Grand Band. With a distinct vintage style,  Grace Adele sets her stage with traditional American roots drawn from classic country, western swing, bluegrass, folk, and contemporary indie rock. A native of Ohio, Grace Adele originally had her heart set on becoming a Rockette after years of classical training in ballet. Traveling between her hometown in Columbus to New York for auditions at Radio City Music Hall exhausted precious resources. The time she was at home, Grace Adele spent much of her time singing, eventually cuing a move to Music City. With the help of Keenan Wade, she assembled The Grand Band, a string band consisting of violin, double bass, guitar, and mandolin.  The Grand Sessions is Grace Adele's Nashville debut CD produced by Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Phil Harris. The ten-track recording features guest appearances by Chris Scruggs, Buddy Spicher, David Mayfield, and Ketch Secor.  With well over 100 tour dates a year, Grace Adele charms audiences from Columbus to Knoxville, Nashville to Asheville and many points between and beyond. Her original tunes and instrumental talent converge with comedic grace as she's a master kazoo player, and blends percussive tap dance into her live show.  "There is something both charming and disarming about Grace Adele."


Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Tuesday September 10, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:15pm

Alison Brazil
Singer-songwriter fusion from Alison Brazil, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Tuesday September 10, 2013 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Tuesday September 10, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone
 
Wednesday, September 11
 

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Wednesday September 11, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Wednesday September 11, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:00pm

6:15pm

Imer Santiago Jazz Quartet
Jazz from Imer Santiago and Jazz Quartet, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Wednesday September 11, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Lonnie Jones and Hard Drive
Out of the depths of experience comes a fresh face in the world of acoustic music entertainment. Hard Drive, from Nashville, Tennessee, is an exciting ensemble consisting of Lonnie Jones, guitar; Garry Adams, mandolin; Ronnie Jones, banjo; Danny Conway, dobro; and Rita Schaefer Jones, bass. This group of seasoned bluegrass veterans takes their music and entertainment value seriously with polished, tight, professional performance and a personality-plus presentation. With renewed emphasis on the cherished tradition of acoustic music in America, Hard Drive will bring their style of quality entertainment to fans at Larry’s Grand Ole Garage and elsewhere, throughout the southeast.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

6:45pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Wednesday September 11, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Family Fun Zone

7:00pm

Mark Monroe
Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Creative Arts Stage

7:15pm

Imer Santiago Jazz Quartet
Jazz from Imer Santiago and Jazz Quartet, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

7:15pm

Lonnie Jones and Hard Drive
Out of the depths of experience comes a fresh face in the world of acoustic music entertainment. Hard Drive, from Nashville, Tennessee, is an exciting ensemble consisting of Lonnie Jones, guitar; Garry Adams, mandolin; Ronnie Jones, banjo; Danny Conway, dobro; and Rita Schaefer Jones, bass. This group of seasoned bluegrass veterans takes their music and entertainment value seriously with polished, tight, professional performance and a personality-plus presentation. With renewed emphasis on the cherished tradition of acoustic music in America, Hard Drive will bring their style of quality entertainment to fans at Larry’s Grand Ole Garage and elsewhere, throughout the southeast.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ag Zone

7:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Thrill Zone

8:00pm

TBA
Wednesday September 11, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Equine Arena

8:15pm

Imer Santiago Jazz Quartet
Jazz from Imer Santiago and Jazz Quartet, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Wednesday September 11, 2013 8:15pm - 8:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

8:15pm

Lonnie Jones and Hard Drive
Out of the depths of experience comes a fresh face in the world of acoustic music entertainment. Hard Drive, from Nashville, Tennessee, is an exciting ensemble consisting of Lonnie Jones, guitar; Garry Adams, mandolin; Ronnie Jones, banjo; Danny Conway, dobro; and Rita Schaefer Jones, bass. This group of seasoned bluegrass veterans takes their music and entertainment value seriously with polished, tight, professional performance and a personality-plus presentation. With renewed emphasis on the cherished tradition of acoustic music in America, Hard Drive will bring their style of quality entertainment to fans at Larry’s Grand Ole Garage and elsewhere, throughout the southeast.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

8:45pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Wednesday September 11, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Family Fun Zone

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:15pm

Imer Santiago Jazz Quartet
Jazz from Imer Santiago and Jazz Quartet, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

9:15pm

Lonnie Jones and Hard Drive
Out of the depths of experience comes a fresh face in the world of acoustic music entertainment. Hard Drive, from Nashville, Tennessee, is an exciting ensemble consisting of Lonnie Jones, guitar; Garry Adams, mandolin; Ronnie Jones, banjo; Danny Conway, dobro; and Rita Schaefer Jones, bass. This group of seasoned bluegrass veterans takes their music and entertainment value seriously with polished, tight, professional performance and a personality-plus presentation. With renewed emphasis on the cherished tradition of acoustic music in America, Hard Drive will bring their style of quality entertainment to fans at Larry’s Grand Ole Garage and elsewhere, throughout the southeast.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Wednesday September 11, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:15pm

Imer Santiago Jazz Quartet
Jazz from Imer Santiago and Jazz Quartet, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Wednesday September 11, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone
 
Thursday, September 12
 

5:00pm

Arabian Horse Exhibition
Thursday September 12, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Equine Arena

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Thursday September 12, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Thursday September 12, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.


Thursday September 12, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

6:45pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Thursday September 12, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Family Fun Zone

7:00pm

South of Spector
Fresh on the scene in Nashville is the newly minted rock band South of Specter. They are founded on the creative collaboration between vocalist/bassist Zach Swift and guitarist/vocalist Nathan Hood. The pair met in the spring of 2010 in one of the nameless songwriter nights in Nashville, TN. Both were fresh faces to the city, and like most worthwhile happenings, it took time for both to realize their combined potential.

In 2012, they finally put their heads together on a new project. Drawing from their varied influences in Pop, Alternative Rock and Folk, they spent the fall writing, playing and recording together. What transpired was a fusion of thoughtful, timely lyricism and pop hooks in a rock band’s exoskeleton. Since releasing their self-titled EP, feedback has confirmed what one writer commented, “This is the requiem for our teenage years, this is the soundtrack to First World Problems, this is what it feels like to always be the sidekick and never the hero.” South of Specter is already a voice to be heard.

Gor Narang (drums) and Daniela Garica (electric guitar) joined SOS this summer and are bringing the band to new levels of creativity. South of Specter is playing shows locally and regionally to promote their self-titled EP. They plan to begin a new project toward the end of 2013.

Thursday September 12, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Moosic Stage

7:00pm

Kaileigh Bullard
Kaileigh Bullard was three years old when she first sang in front of an audience of 300 people. The song was her state anthem, “Oklahoma!” and everyone was surprised at how comfortable such a little girl could be onstage. From that day forward, the stage became her second home. Now living in Nashville, TN, this 22-year-old singer/songwriter/fiddler released her self-titled, six song debut EP in July 2012. Kaileigh is also the acoustic guitarist and background vocalist for Hayden Panettiere’s character, Juliette Barnes, on the hit ABC show, Nashville. 

Kaileigh began doing tap, jazz, and ballet at the age of 4, clogging and playing piano at the age of 5, playing fiddle at the age of 8, and playing the guitar at the age of 12. Growing up in Oklahoma, she had many opportunities to use these gifts to do what she loved- perform for others. Although always a shy, quiet girl off stage, no one would have known that by watching her light up the stage.

Over the years, Kaileigh has had the chance to open for country music artists Ronnie Milsap, Ray Price, Kitty Wells, Hank Thompson, and Toby Keith, as well as perform for two summers at Northeastern State University's Downtown Country with fellow Oklahoman, Carrie Underwood.

In July of 2008, she and her family packed up and left their small town in Oklahoma, moving to Nashville so she could attend Belmont University and pursue her dreams of becoming a country music recording artist. Being the first of their entire family to move out of Oklahoma, it was difficult to leave everything they had ever known. Even so, Kaileigh and her family have enjoyed this new chapter of their lives and feel truly blessed to be here. She is also a songwriter and released her debut EP in July 2012. She continues to write and record with songwriters around Nashville. She also teaches fiddle and is actively involved with the music at her church. 

In March 2012, Kaileigh was cast in the hit ABC show, Nashville, as Juliette Barnes’s acoustic guitarist and background vocalist. She was part of eleven episodes in the first season and is currently filming for the second season, which will air on Wednesday nights beginning September 25, 2013. 

Kaileigh believes the Lord has provided her with gifts that are meant to be used for His glory. Matthew 5:16 says, "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." She hopes through her music and through her life that others might be able to see Him and praise His holy name.


Thursday September 12, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Creative Arts Stage

7:15pm

Alch3my
Thursday September 12, 2013 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Creative Arts Stage

7:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.


Thursday September 12, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!

Thursday September 12, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

Spinning Contest
Thursday September 12, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Vaughan Building

7:30pm

Kacey Smith
Kacey Smith is the REAL DEAL Country artist, not an image consultant creation. Born and raised in rural Tennessee, its no wonder she is a reflection of her country music influences like Dolly Parton, Shania Twain and Merle Haggard. 

Thursday September 12, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Moosic Stage

7:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Thursday September 12, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ag Zone

7:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Thursday September 12, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Thrill Zone

8:00pm

South of Spector
Fresh on the scene in Nashville is the newly minted rock band South of Specter. They are founded on the creative collaboration between vocalist/bassist Zach Swift and guitarist/vocalist Nathan Hood. The pair met in the spring of 2010 in one of the nameless songwriter nights in Nashville, TN. Both were fresh faces to the city, and like most worthwhile happenings, it took time for both to realize their combined potential.

In 2012, they finally put their heads together on a new project. Drawing from their varied influences in Pop, Alternative Rock and Folk, they spent the fall writing, playing and recording together. What transpired was a fusion of thoughtful, timely lyricism and pop hooks in a rock band’s exoskeleton. Since releasing their self-titled EP, feedback has confirmed what one writer commented, “This is the requiem for our teenage years, this is the soundtrack to First World Problems, this is what it feels like to always be the sidekick and never the hero.” South of Specter is already a voice to be heard.

Gor Narang (drums) and Daniela Garica (electric guitar) joined SOS this summer and are bringing the band to new levels of creativity. South of Specter is playing shows locally and regionally to promote their self-titled EP. They plan to begin a new project toward the end of 2013.


Thursday September 12, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Moosic Stage

8:00pm

Fleece Auction
Thursday September 12, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Vaughan Building

8:00pm

Draft Horses
Thursday September 12, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Equine Arena

8:15pm

Alch3my

Thursday September 12, 2013 8:15pm - 8:45pm
Creative Arts Stage

8:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.


Thursday September 12, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

8:30pm

Kacey Smith
Kacey Smith is the REAL DEAL Country artist, not an image consultant creation. Born and raised in rural Tennessee, its no wonder she is a reflection of her country music influences like Dolly Parton, Shania Twain and Merle Haggard. 


Thursday September 12, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Moosic Stage

8:45pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Thursday September 12, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Family Fun Zone

9:00pm

South of Spector
Fresh on the scene in Nashville is the newly minted rock band South of Specter. They are founded on the creative collaboration between vocalist/bassist Zach Swift and guitarist/vocalist Nathan Hood. The pair met in the spring of 2010 in one of the nameless songwriter nights in Nashville, TN. Both were fresh faces to the city, and like most worthwhile happenings, it took time for both to realize their combined potential.

In 2012, they finally put their heads together on a new project. Drawing from their varied influences in Pop, Alternative Rock and Folk, they spent the fall writing, playing and recording together. What transpired was a fusion of thoughtful, timely lyricism and pop hooks in a rock band’s exoskeleton. Since releasing their self-titled EP, feedback has confirmed what one writer commented, “This is the requiem for our teenage years, this is the soundtrack to First World Problems, this is what it feels like to always be the sidekick and never the hero.” South of Specter is already a voice to be heard.

Gor Narang (drums) and Daniela Garica (electric guitar) joined SOS this summer and are bringing the band to new levels of creativity. South of Specter is playing shows locally and regionally to promote their self-titled EP. They plan to begin a new project toward the end of 2013.


Thursday September 12, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Thursday September 12, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:15pm

Someday Soon
Someday soon is a band filled with talent and dedicated young musicians.

Thursday September 12, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

9:30pm

Kacey Smith
Kacey Smith is the REAL DEAL Country artist, not an image consultant creation. Born and raised in rural Tennessee, its no wonder she is a reflection of her country music influences like Dolly Parton, Shania Twain and Merle Haggard. 


Thursday September 12, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Thursday September 12, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:00pm

South of Spector
Fresh on the scene in Nashville is the newly minted rock band South of Specter. They are founded on the creative collaboration between vocalist/bassist Zach Swift and guitarist/vocalist Nathan Hood. The pair met in the spring of 2010 in one of the nameless songwriter nights in Nashville, TN. Both were fresh faces to the city, and like most worthwhile happenings, it took time for both to realize their combined potential.

In 2012, they finally put their heads together on a new project. Drawing from their varied influences in Pop, Alternative Rock and Folk, they spent the fall writing, playing and recording together. What transpired was a fusion of thoughtful, timely lyricism and pop hooks in a rock band’s exoskeleton. Since releasing their self-titled EP, feedback has confirmed what one writer commented, “This is the requiem for our teenage years, this is the soundtrack to First World Problems, this is what it feels like to always be the sidekick and never the hero.” South of Specter is already a voice to be heard.

Gor Narang (drums) and Daniela Garica (electric guitar) joined SOS this summer and are bringing the band to new levels of creativity. South of Specter is playing shows locally and regionally to promote their self-titled EP. They plan to begin a new project toward the end of 2013.


Thursday September 12, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Moosic Stage

10:15pm

Alch3my
Thursday September 12, 2013 10:15pm - 10:45pm
Creative Arts Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Thursday September 12, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone
 
Friday, September 13
 

5:00pm

Fairest of the Fair (ages 17-20) -- Check-in/Registration
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.

Friday September 13, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

5:00pm

Open Dairy Show
Friday September 13, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Livestock Show Arena

5:00pm

Villa Vanner Gypsy Horses
Friday September 13, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Equine Arena

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Friday September 13, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Fairest of the Fair (ages 17-20)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.

Friday September 13, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Friday September 13, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:15pm

Latin Music with Billy Ramirez and Friends
Latin music with Billy Ramirez and friends, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Friday September 13, 2013 6:15pm - 6:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

6:15pm

Mixt Company
Mixt Company is Virginia Lee, Letitia Jolene, Dave Blood, David Knight and Gary Wood. Respectively, guitar, vocals, guitar, vocals, mandolin, vocals, bass, vocals, banjo, vocals...Mother and daughter team, Virginia Lee and Letitia Jolene share the bulk of the singing duties. Virginia's husband Dave (DC) provides harmonies and flails away on the mandolin. David "Dawghaus" Knight provides an interesting and somewhat non-traditional bass line, and Gary doubles on banjo and second mandolin.


Friday September 13, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

6:45pm

'Crowns for a Cause' Ceremony
Queens of all ages are gathering at the TSF Pageants to donate a crown 
during a special Crown Ceremony. 
Crowns donated will be delivered to terminally ill children 
of The Monroe Carrell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 
in late September to make them Queen for a Day.

 If you/or someone you know would like to donate a crown 
to support this beautiful cause, 
contact Pageant Director - Shan Burklow by email or text: 
Email: shan@studiosixlimited.com 
Text: (615) 972-8542 

Friday September 13, 2013 6:45pm - 7:15pm
Fairground Sports Arena

6:45pm

7:00pm

WannaBeatles
The WannaBeatles is a high energy musical tribute band featuring four professional and award winning musicians with a passion for the songs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

Friday September 13, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Moosic Stage

7:00pm

Brent Meece
Born, raised and love Nashville and the music that is made here!! Im 100% country, but respect and appreciate all types... long story short... proud father and music maker!!

Friday September 13, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Creative Arts Stage

7:15pm

Latin Music with Billy Ramirez and Friends
Latin music with Billy Ramirez and friends, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Friday September 13, 2013 7:15pm - 7:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

7:15pm

Mixt Company
Mixt Company is Virginia Lee, Letitia Jolene, Dave Blood, David Knight and Gary Wood. Respectively, guitar, vocals, guitar, vocals, mandolin, vocals, bass, vocals, banjo, vocals...Mother and daughter team, Virginia Lee and Letitia Jolene share the bulk of the singing duties. Virginia's husband Dave (DC) provides harmonies and flails away on the mandolin. David "Dawghaus" Knight provides an interesting and somewhat non-traditional bass line, and Gary doubles on banjo and second mandolin.


Friday September 13, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!

Friday September 13, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Friday September 13, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Ag Zone

7:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Friday September 13, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Thrill Zone

8:00pm

WannaBeatles
The WannaBeatles is a high energy musical tribute band featuring four professional and award winning musicians with a passion for the songs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.


Friday September 13, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Moosic Stage

8:00pm

8:15pm

Latin Music with Billy Ramirez and Friends
Latin music with Billy Ramirez and friends, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Friday September 13, 2013 8:15pm - 8:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

8:15pm

Mixt Company
Mixt Company is Virginia Lee, Letitia Jolene, Dave Blood, David Knight and Gary Wood. Respectively, guitar, vocals, guitar, vocals, mandolin, vocals, bass, vocals, banjo, vocals...Mother and daughter team, Virginia Lee and Letitia Jolene share the bulk of the singing duties. Virginia's husband Dave (DC) provides harmonies and flails away on the mandolin. David "Dawghaus" Knight provides an interesting and somewhat non-traditional bass line, and Gary doubles on banjo and second mandolin.

Friday September 13, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

8:45pm

9:00pm

WannaBeatles
The WannaBeatles is a high energy musical tribute band featuring four professional and award winning musicians with a passion for the songs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

Friday September 13, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Friday September 13, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:00pm

TBA
Friday September 13, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Equine Arena

9:15pm

Latin Music with Billy Ramirez and Friends
Latin music with Billy Ramirez and friends, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!


Friday September 13, 2013 9:15pm - 9:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

9:15pm

Mixt Company
Mixt Company is Virginia Lee, Letitia Jolene, Dave Blood, David Knight and Gary Wood. Respectively, guitar, vocals, guitar, vocals, mandolin, vocals, bass, vocals, banjo, vocals...Mother and daughter team, Virginia Lee and Letitia Jolene share the bulk of the singing duties. Virginia's husband Dave (DC) provides harmonies and flails away on the mandolin. David "Dawghaus" Knight provides an interesting and somewhat non-traditional bass line, and Gary doubles on banjo and second mandolin.


Friday September 13, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Friday September 13, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:00pm

WannaBeatles
The WannaBeatles is a high energy musical tribute band featuring four professional and award winning musicians with a passion for the songs of John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

Friday September 13, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Moosic Stage

10:15pm

Latin Music with Billy Ramirez and Friends
Latin music with Billy Ramirez and friends, all day at the Festival of the Nations Stage!

Friday September 13, 2013 10:15pm - 10:35pm
Festival of the Nations Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Friday September 13, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone
 
Saturday, September 14
 

10:00am

Baby and Toddler Pageant (Birth to 12 months)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am
Fairground Sports Arena

10:15am

Baby and Toddler Pageant (13 months to 24 months) -- Check-in/Registration
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.

Saturday September 14, 2013 10:15am - 10:45am
Fairground Sports Arena

11:00am

Baby and Toddler Pageant (13 months to 24 months)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
Fairground Sports Arena

11:00am

3rd Annual Tennessee State Fair Cornhole Championships--Sign Up

The bags will fly at the Tennessee State Fair Corn Hole Championships Saturday, September 17th, 2011. The pressure will be on to name best team at the inaugural event.

The event is open to anyone older than 10. Be one of the first 64 to sign up and win a chance at State Fair glory! The event is free with fair admission. Registration will be onsite at 11am. This event will be held in Volunteer Village.

PRIZES: Monetary Awards for 1st ($300) / 2nd ($150) / 3rd Place ($50)

Rules
  • Previous game winner or coin toss should determine which team throws the first bag.
  • Alternate throws between teams until all bags are thrown.
  • The foul line is made by the front of the boxes and all throws must be made from behind the fouline.
  • If a player breaks the foul line or throws out of turn, the player will lose a turn.
  • The team that scores the most points in a round, starts the throwing for the next round.
  • If the round is tied the last team to win a round throws first.
  • Any bag that touches the ground during a throw should be removed from the board and not counted.
Points
  • 1 point for any bag thrown that is on the board but not touching the ground.
  • 3 points for any bag in the hole
  • Any bag that touches the ground during the throw or while hanging from the board does not count.
Tallying the Score
  • For each throwing round, the team with the most points wins the round and subtracts the other team’s points from theirs.
  • The difference is added to the team’s score that won the round.
  • The first team to 21 wins.

Saturday September 14, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Volunteer Village

11:00am

Jr. Sheep Breeding Show
Saturday September 14, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Vaughan Building

11:00am

11:00am

Walking Horse Show
Saturday September 14, 2013 11:00am - 4:00pm
Equine Arena

11:15am

Baby and Toddler Pageant (25 months to 47 months) -- Check-in/Registration
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am
Fairground Sports Arena

12:00pm

Baby and Toddler Pageant (25 months to 47 months)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.

Saturday September 14, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

12:00pm

3rd Annual Tennessee State Fair Cornhole Championships

The bags will fly at the Tennessee State Fair Corn Hole Championships Saturday, September 17th, 2011. The pressure will be on to name best team at the inaugural event.

The event is open to anyone older than 10. Be one of the first 64 to sign up and win a chance at State Fair glory! The event is free with fair admission. Registration will be onsite at 11am. This event will be held in Volunteer Village.

PRIZES: Monetary Awards for 1st ($300) / 2nd ($150) / 3rd Place ($50)

Rules
  • Previous game winner or coin toss should determine which team throws the first bag.
  • Alternate throws between teams until all bags are thrown.
  • The foul line is made by the front of the boxes and all throws must be made from behind the fouline.
  • If a player breaks the foul line or throws out of turn, the player will lose a turn.
  • The team that scores the most points in a round, starts the throwing for the next round.
  • If the round is tied the last team to win a round throws first.
  • Any bag that touches the ground during a throw should be removed from the board and not counted.
Points
  • 1 point for any bag thrown that is on the board but not touching the ground.
  • 3 points for any bag in the hole
  • Any bag that touches the ground during the throw or while hanging from the board does not count.
Tallying the Score
  • For each throwing round, the team with the most points wins the round and subtracts the other team’s points from theirs.
  • The difference is added to the team’s score that won the round.
  • The first team to 21 wins.

Saturday September 14, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Volunteer Village

12:00pm

12:30pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Saturday September 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thrill Zone

12:30pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Saturday September 14, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Family Fun Zone

1:00pm

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest--Registration
The annual Tennessee State Fair Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest is not only popular among contestants, but is one of the most biggest crowd pleasers year in and year out. Kids interested in participating can sign up at 1pm in front of the Moosic Stage on both Saturdays and Sundays.


Saturday September 14, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Moosic Stage

1:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Saturday September 14, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ag Zone

1:00pm

Spinning Demo
Saturday September 14, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Vaughan Building

1:30pm

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest
It might be the tastiest contest at the fair! The Tennessee State Fair Ice Cream Contest is a true battle of the sweet tooth. Each winner will receive an official TSF ice cream eating trophy.

Saturday September 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Moosic Stage

1:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!

Saturday September 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Thrill Zone

2:00pm

'Crowns for a Cause' Ceremony
Queens of all ages are gathering at the TSF Pageants to donate a crown 
during a special Crown Ceremony. 
Crowns donated will be delivered to terminally ill children 
of The Monroe Carrell Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 
in late September to make them Queen for a Day.

 If you/or someone you know would like to donate a crown 
to support this beautiful cause, 
contact Pageant Director - Shan Burklow by email or text: 
Email: shan@studiosixlimited.com 
Text: (615) 972-8542 


Saturday September 14, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

2:00pm

Little Mister Pageant (Boys ages 4 to 6) -- Check-in/Registration
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

2:00pm

2:00pm

Jeni Housley and Hooch
Saturday September 14, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Equine Arena

2:15pm

Little Miss Pageant (Girls ages 4 to 6) -- Check-in/Registration
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.

Saturday September 14, 2013 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Fairground Sports Arena

2:15pm

Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters
Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny’s long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late, great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an oft mislabeled musical category. Johnny has won several fiddle competitions over the years, including Uncle Dave Macon Days, LaGrange Fiddle Competition, and Yeehaw Junction. He is a founding member of the Volunteer String Band (a Nashville Jamgrass band), has toured with James Monroe and helped San Francisco based band Windy Hill win several band competitions, including Emerging Artist in The California Bluegrass Association, First Place at Yonder Mountain String Band’s String Summit and Second Place at Rocky Grass. He currently plays with Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass and David Davis & The Warrior River Boys. After 35 years as a sideman Johnny is now up front. In the oft' heard words of Johnny himself, “Let’s Pick!” Johnny started the Bluegrass Drifters in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Whitney. The band has gone through several changes since moving back to Nashville and Johnny’s really excited about the current line-up.
Kyle Tuttle spent a few years living in Santa Fe NM, Athens GA, and being on the road with several bands including “Here’s to the Long Haul” and “Smokey’s Farmland Band”, Kyle attended Berklee College of Music where he studied Jazz Improvisation, Composition, and Ear Training. His teachers have included Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Noam Pikelny, John McGann, and David Newsam.
While living in Boston Kyle had the chance to participate some pretty exciting musical venues. He played in the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band at Ossipee Festival ’11, placed in the top 5 at the Walnut Valley National Banjo Contest ’11, traveled the east coast with ‘River Wheel’, won 2nd place at Winfield and MerleFes,t and performed with Victor Wooten, Bill Keith, and Somerville’s Mystic Chorale. Kyle is currently writing a lot, and preparing material for his first solo release. 
Nick DiSebastian holds a degree from Berklee College of Music as a guitar principal, Nick’s musical interests now cover many areas. Nick has had the privilege of studying with John McGann, Matt Glaser, Guy Van Duser, and Livingston Taylor. Not only does Nick play both acoustic and electric guitar, the electric and upright bass, mandolin family instruments, and dobro, he also sings. Stylistically he is rooted in bluegrass and country music but has an affection for jazz, Motown, rock, and Latin styles.
His years spent in New England provided him many working opportunities as a musician. Nick performed all over the region with Three Tall Pines, The Palmetto Bluegrass Band (featuring Jenni Lyn Garnder of Della Mae), Tony Watt, Frank Drake, Kyle Tuttle and other great musicians. Nick has also worked in the studio as an instrumentalist on various projects. Along with playing in the studio, Nick produced the instrumental EP The Tri-Mountain Sessions. While performing and recording at night, Nick was on staff as an accompanist for the vocal department at Berklee for over a year.
Whitney Campbell is the backbone of the band, holding down the upright bass. Beginning on guitar at age 12, she comes from a folk and country background. After taking a long hiatus to raise two children, Whitney joined the Upcreek Drifters. While a bit of a late comer to the genre of bluegrass, she is charging ahead full throttle, making up for lost time. In addition to her ability to switch between vocal parts for some of the Bluegrass Drifters signature harmony numbers, she is also the major songwriter for the band and is currently working on her own solo music project.

Saturday September 14, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

2:30pm

Little Mister Pageant (Boys ages 4 to 6)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Fairground Sports Arena

3:00pm

Little Miss Pageant (Girls ages 4 to 6)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

3:00pm

3:15pm

Little Miss Princess Pageant (ages 7 to 9) -- Check-in/Registration
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Fairground Sports Arena

3:15pm

Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters
Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny’s long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late, great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an oft mislabeled musical category. Johnny has won several fiddle competitions over the years, including Uncle Dave Macon Days, LaGrange Fiddle Competition, and Yeehaw Junction. He is a founding member of the Volunteer String Band (a Nashville Jamgrass band), has toured with James Monroe and helped San Francisco based band Windy Hill win several band competitions, including Emerging Artist in The California Bluegrass Association, First Place at Yonder Mountain String Band’s String Summit and Second Place at Rocky Grass. He currently plays with Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass and David Davis & The Warrior River Boys. After 35 years as a sideman Johnny is now up front. In the oft' heard words of Johnny himself, “Let’s Pick!” Johnny started the Bluegrass Drifters in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Whitney. The band has gone through several changes since moving back to Nashville and Johnny’s really excited about the current line-up.
Kyle Tuttle spent a few years living in Santa Fe NM, Athens GA, and being on the road with several bands including “Here’s to the Long Haul” and “Smokey’s Farmland Band”, Kyle attended Berklee College of Music where he studied Jazz Improvisation, Composition, and Ear Training. His teachers have included Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Noam Pikelny, John McGann, and David Newsam.
While living in Boston Kyle had the chance to participate some pretty exciting musical venues. He played in the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band at Ossipee Festival ’11, placed in the top 5 at the Walnut Valley National Banjo Contest ’11, traveled the east coast with ‘River Wheel’, won 2nd place at Winfield and MerleFes,t and performed with Victor Wooten, Bill Keith, and Somerville’s Mystic Chorale. Kyle is currently writing a lot, and preparing material for his first solo release. 
Nick DiSebastian holds a degree from Berklee College of Music as a guitar principal, Nick’s musical interests now cover many areas. Nick has had the privilege of studying with John McGann, Matt Glaser, Guy Van Duser, and Livingston Taylor. Not only does Nick play both acoustic and electric guitar, the electric and upright bass, mandolin family instruments, and dobro, he also sings. Stylistically he is rooted in bluegrass and country music but has an affection for jazz, Motown, rock, and Latin styles.
His years spent in New England provided him many working opportunities as a musician. Nick performed all over the region with Three Tall Pines, The Palmetto Bluegrass Band (featuring Jenni Lyn Garnder of Della Mae), Tony Watt, Frank Drake, Kyle Tuttle and other great musicians. Nick has also worked in the studio as an instrumentalist on various projects. Along with playing in the studio, Nick produced the instrumental EP The Tri-Mountain Sessions. While performing and recording at night, Nick was on staff as an accompanist for the vocal department at Berklee for over a year.
Whitney Campbell is the backbone of the band, holding down the upright bass. Beginning on guitar at age 12, she comes from a folk and country background. After taking a long hiatus to raise two children, Whitney joined the Upcreek Drifters. While a bit of a late comer to the genre of bluegrass, she is charging ahead full throttle, making up for lost time. In addition to her ability to switch between vocal parts for some of the Bluegrass Drifters signature harmony numbers, she is also the major songwriter for the band and is currently working on her own solo music project.


Saturday September 14, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

3:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Saturday September 14, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ag Zone

3:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Saturday September 14, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Thrill Zone

4:00pm

Little Miss Princess Pageant (ages 7 to 9)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

4:15pm

Miss Sweetheart Pageant (ages 10 to 12) -- Check-in/Registration
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Fairground Sports Arena

4:15pm

Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters
Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny’s long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late, great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an oft mislabeled musical category. Johnny has won several fiddle competitions over the years, including Uncle Dave Macon Days, LaGrange Fiddle Competition, and Yeehaw Junction. He is a founding member of the Volunteer String Band (a Nashville Jamgrass band), has toured with James Monroe and helped San Francisco based band Windy Hill win several band competitions, including Emerging Artist in The California Bluegrass Association, First Place at Yonder Mountain String Band’s String Summit and Second Place at Rocky Grass. He currently plays with Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass and David Davis & The Warrior River Boys. After 35 years as a sideman Johnny is now up front. In the oft' heard words of Johnny himself, “Let’s Pick!” Johnny started the Bluegrass Drifters in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Whitney. The band has gone through several changes since moving back to Nashville and Johnny’s really excited about the current line-up.
Kyle Tuttle spent a few years living in Santa Fe NM, Athens GA, and being on the road with several bands including “Here’s to the Long Haul” and “Smokey’s Farmland Band”, Kyle attended Berklee College of Music where he studied Jazz Improvisation, Composition, and Ear Training. His teachers have included Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Noam Pikelny, John McGann, and David Newsam.
While living in Boston Kyle had the chance to participate some pretty exciting musical venues. He played in the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band at Ossipee Festival ’11, placed in the top 5 at the Walnut Valley National Banjo Contest ’11, traveled the east coast with ‘River Wheel’, won 2nd place at Winfield and MerleFes,t and performed with Victor Wooten, Bill Keith, and Somerville’s Mystic Chorale. Kyle is currently writing a lot, and preparing material for his first solo release. 
Nick DiSebastian holds a degree from Berklee College of Music as a guitar principal, Nick’s musical interests now cover many areas. Nick has had the privilege of studying with John McGann, Matt Glaser, Guy Van Duser, and Livingston Taylor. Not only does Nick play both acoustic and electric guitar, the electric and upright bass, mandolin family instruments, and dobro, he also sings. Stylistically he is rooted in bluegrass and country music but has an affection for jazz, Motown, rock, and Latin styles.
His years spent in New England provided him many working opportunities as a musician. Nick performed all over the region with Three Tall Pines, The Palmetto Bluegrass Band (featuring Jenni Lyn Garnder of Della Mae), Tony Watt, Frank Drake, Kyle Tuttle and other great musicians. Nick has also worked in the studio as an instrumentalist on various projects. Along with playing in the studio, Nick produced the instrumental EP The Tri-Mountain Sessions. While performing and recording at night, Nick was on staff as an accompanist for the vocal department at Berklee for over a year.
Whitney Campbell is the backbone of the band, holding down the upright bass. Beginning on guitar at age 12, she comes from a folk and country background. After taking a long hiatus to raise two children, Whitney joined the Upcreek Drifters. While a bit of a late comer to the genre of bluegrass, she is charging ahead full throttle, making up for lost time. In addition to her ability to switch between vocal parts for some of the Bluegrass Drifters signature harmony numbers, she is also the major songwriter for the band and is currently working on her own solo music project.

Saturday September 14, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

4:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!


Saturday September 14, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Thrill Zone

4:30pm

Kids Sack Race
Saturday September 14, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Equine Arena

4:30pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Saturday September 14, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Family Fun Zone

5:00pm

Miss Sweetheart Pageant (ages 10 to 12)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.

Saturday September 14, 2013 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

5:00pm

5:00pm

Barrel Race
Saturday September 14, 2013 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Equine Arena

5:15pm

Jr. Fair Princess Pageant (ages 13 to 16) -- Check-in/Registration
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.

Saturday September 14, 2013 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Fairground Sports Arena

5:15pm

Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters
Johnny Campbell is a third generation fiddler hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to Bluegrass greats Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, and the Stanley Brothers. Johnny’s long-bow fiddling style is modeled after the late, great Kenny Baker, as well as his brother Jimmy Campbell, who played extensively with both Jim & Jesse and Bill Monroe. To Johnny, Bluegrass is not just a genre of music, but a lifestyle. Sticking strictly to the roots of first generation bluegrass musicians, Johnny brings enthusiasm and charisma to an oft mislabeled musical category. Johnny has won several fiddle competitions over the years, including Uncle Dave Macon Days, LaGrange Fiddle Competition, and Yeehaw Junction. He is a founding member of the Volunteer String Band (a Nashville Jamgrass band), has toured with James Monroe and helped San Francisco based band Windy Hill win several band competitions, including Emerging Artist in The California Bluegrass Association, First Place at Yonder Mountain String Band’s String Summit and Second Place at Rocky Grass. He currently plays with Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass and David Davis & The Warrior River Boys. After 35 years as a sideman Johnny is now up front. In the oft' heard words of Johnny himself, “Let’s Pick!” Johnny started the Bluegrass Drifters in Santa Cruz, California with his wife Whitney. The band has gone through several changes since moving back to Nashville and Johnny’s really excited about the current line-up.
Kyle Tuttle spent a few years living in Santa Fe NM, Athens GA, and being on the road with several bands including “Here’s to the Long Haul” and “Smokey’s Farmland Band”, Kyle attended Berklee College of Music where he studied Jazz Improvisation, Composition, and Ear Training. His teachers have included Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Bill Keith, Noam Pikelny, John McGann, and David Newsam.
While living in Boston Kyle had the chance to participate some pretty exciting musical venues. He played in the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band at Ossipee Festival ’11, placed in the top 5 at the Walnut Valley National Banjo Contest ’11, traveled the east coast with ‘River Wheel’, won 2nd place at Winfield and MerleFes,t and performed with Victor Wooten, Bill Keith, and Somerville’s Mystic Chorale. Kyle is currently writing a lot, and preparing material for his first solo release. 
Nick DiSebastian holds a degree from Berklee College of Music as a guitar principal, Nick’s musical interests now cover many areas. Nick has had the privilege of studying with John McGann, Matt Glaser, Guy Van Duser, and Livingston Taylor. Not only does Nick play both acoustic and electric guitar, the electric and upright bass, mandolin family instruments, and dobro, he also sings. Stylistically he is rooted in bluegrass and country music but has an affection for jazz, Motown, rock, and Latin styles.
His years spent in New England provided him many working opportunities as a musician. Nick performed all over the region with Three Tall Pines, The Palmetto Bluegrass Band (featuring Jenni Lyn Garnder of Della Mae), Tony Watt, Frank Drake, Kyle Tuttle and other great musicians. Nick has also worked in the studio as an instrumentalist on various projects. Along with playing in the studio, Nick produced the instrumental EP The Tri-Mountain Sessions. While performing and recording at night, Nick was on staff as an accompanist for the vocal department at Berklee for over a year.
Whitney Campbell is the backbone of the band, holding down the upright bass. Beginning on guitar at age 12, she comes from a folk and country background. After taking a long hiatus to raise two children, Whitney joined the Upcreek Drifters. While a bit of a late comer to the genre of bluegrass, she is charging ahead full throttle, making up for lost time. In addition to her ability to switch between vocal parts for some of the Bluegrass Drifters signature harmony numbers, she is also the major songwriter for the band and is currently working on her own solo music project.


Saturday September 14, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Saturday September 14, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Jr. Fair Princess Pageant (ages 13 to 16)
For complete details on all pageant events, including information on how to enter, as well as start times for all of this year’s categories, please visit www.studiosixlimited.com.


Saturday September 14, 2013 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Fairground Sports Arena

6:00pm

Kids Hula Hoop Contest

It’s a battle of finesse, grace, coordination and fun – it’s the Hula Hoop contest! The Hula Hoop contest at the Tennessee State Fair is the perfect way to show off your Hula skills.

Winners will receive an official TSF Hula Hoop trophy.  Sign up will begin at 10 a.m. and will be limited to the first 24 entries. The contests will begin at 11 a.m. each day at Moosic Stage and contestant will compete in groups of four.


Saturday September 14, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Moosic Stage

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Saturday September 14, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:00pm

Spinning Demo
Saturday September 14, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Vaughan Building

6:15pm

Mixt Company
Mixt Company is Virginia Lee, Letitia Jolene, Dave Blood, David Knight and Gary Wood. Respectively, guitar, vocals, guitar, vocals, mandolin, vocals, bass, vocals, banjo, vocals...Mother and daughter team, Virginia Lee and Letitia Jolene share the bulk of the singing duties. Virginia's husband Dave (DC) provides harmonies and flails away on the mandolin. David "Dawghaus" Knight provides an interesting and somewhat non-traditional bass line, and Gary doubles on banjo and second mandolin.

Saturday September 14, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

6:45pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Saturday September 14, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Family Fun Zone

7:00pm

TSU
Saturday September 14, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Moosic Stage

7:00pm

Mid State Cloggers

Saturday September 14, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Creative Arts Stage

7:15pm

Mixt Company
Mixt Company is Virginia Lee, Letitia Jolene, Dave Blood, David Knight and Gary Wood. Respectively, guitar, vocals, guitar, vocals, mandolin, vocals, bass, vocals, banjo, vocals...Mother and daughter team, Virginia Lee and Letitia Jolene share the bulk of the singing duties. Virginia's husband Dave (DC) provides harmonies and flails away on the mandolin. David "Dawghaus" Knight provides an interesting and somewhat non-traditional bass line, and Gary doubles on banjo and second mandolin.

Saturday September 14, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!

Saturday September 14, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

8:00pm

TSU

Saturday September 14, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Moosic Stage

8:15pm

Mixt Company
Mixt Company is Virginia Lee, Letitia Jolene, Dave Blood, David Knight and Gary Wood. Respectively, guitar, vocals, guitar, vocals, mandolin, vocals, bass, vocals, banjo, vocals...Mother and daughter team, Virginia Lee and Letitia Jolene share the bulk of the singing duties. Virginia's husband Dave (DC) provides harmonies and flails away on the mandolin. David "Dawghaus" Knight provides an interesting and somewhat non-traditional bass line, and Gary doubles on banjo and second mandolin.


Saturday September 14, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

8:30pm

9:00pm

TSU
Saturday September 14, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Saturday September 14, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:15pm

Mixt Company
Mixt Company is Virginia Lee, Letitia Jolene, Dave Blood, David Knight and Gary Wood. Respectively, guitar, vocals, guitar, vocals, mandolin, vocals, bass, vocals, banjo, vocals...Mother and daughter team, Virginia Lee and Letitia Jolene share the bulk of the singing duties. Virginia's husband Dave (DC) provides harmonies and flails away on the mandolin. David "Dawghaus" Knight provides an interesting and somewhat non-traditional bass line, and Gary doubles on banjo and second mandolin.

Saturday September 14, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Bluegrass Stage

9:30pm

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Saturday September 14, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:00pm

TSU
Saturday September 14, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Moosic Stage

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Saturday September 14, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone
 
Sunday, September 15
 

12:00pm

12:30pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Sunday September 15, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thrill Zone

12:30pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Sunday September 15, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Family Fun Zone

1:00pm

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest--Registration
The annual Tennessee State Fair Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest is not only popular among contestants, but is one of the most biggest crowd pleasers year in and year out. Kids interested in participating can sign up at 1pm in front of the Moosic Stage on both Saturdays and Sundays.


Sunday September 15, 2013 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Moosic Stage

1:00pm

1:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Sunday September 15, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ag Zone

1:30pm

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest
It might be the tastiest contest at the fair! The Tennessee State Fair Ice Cream Contest is a true battle of the sweet tooth. Each winner will receive an official TSF ice cream eating trophy.

Sunday September 15, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Moosic Stage

1:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!

Sunday September 15, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Thrill Zone

2:00pm

3:30pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Sunday September 15, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ag Zone

3:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Sunday September 15, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Thrill Zone

4:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Mr. Bond, Science Guy presents “Journey to the Center of the Earth.” Learn about the Earth as a Magnet, make a volcano erupt, crush rocks and journey to the Earth’s core!

Sunday September 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Thrill Zone

4:30pm

Kids Sack Race
Sunday September 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Equine Arena

4:30pm

5:00pm

Tap Root Farm Ranch Rodeo
Sunday September 15, 2013 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Equine Arena

5:45pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!


Sunday September 15, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Ag Zone

6:00pm

Kids Hula Hoop Contest

It’s a battle of finesse, grace, coordination and fun – it’s the Hula Hoop contest! The Hula Hoop contest at the Tennessee State Fair is the perfect way to show off your Hula skills.

Winners will receive an official TSF Hula Hoop trophy.  Sign up will begin at 10 a.m. and will be limited to the first 24 entries. The contests will begin at 11 a.m. each day at Moosic Stage and contestant will compete in groups of four.


Sunday September 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Moosic Stage

6:00pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.

Sunday September 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Thrill Zone

6:15pm

6:15pm

6:45pm

7:00pm

Bree Manning
I'm singer and songwriter. My main focus, when writing, is my lyrics; I want to be able to effect every single person who listens to my music, whether it be in a good way, an amazing way, a mind opening way, or even to spark some thinking. My style is all over the place... when it's me and my guitar I'm super laid back (yet still entertaining, I promise!), but when I have a full band behind me, I'll pretty much rock out. I'm a quiet girl with a secretly big personality that I really intend to show to the world one day.


Sunday September 15, 2013 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Moosic Stage

7:15pm

7:30pm

Mr. Bond the Science Guy
Sunday September 15, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Thrill Zone

7:30pm

Karla Davis

Karla Davis is a soulful singer/songwriter from Monroe, North Carolina.  Driven by the church, it was the choir that invoked her musical spirit. Karla grew up not only singing in church, but also as a phenomenal athlete. She played multiple sports throughout high school and went on the receive an athletic scholarship to play for the Women’s Soccer Team at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “I was so focused on school and soccer that once it was all coming to an end I had to figure out what truly made me happy...what I was meant to do".  Music found Karla just as quickly as her fingers found their home on the fret board of her first guitar.  "I could just hear something on the radio and play it...I felt a fire inside of me when I performed...like nothing I had ever experienced before".  

After posting youtube videos that began receiving hundreds of thousands of views weekly, Karla started believing music was what she was supposed to pursue.  So, she took a leap of faith in the fall of 2009 when she decided to move to Nashville, TN.  She began networking with writers and artists around town and actually started garnering enough interest to make a name for herself. She had been competing, round by round, in the Colgate Country Showdown and found herself at the doorsteps of the Ryman Auditorium where she would compete in the National final.

On January 14, 2010 Karla was named the winner of the Showdown and was given the title Best New Act in Country Music.  “I was so grateful,” said Davis, “That was such a monumental moment so early in my career".  Through her success with the Showdown, Karla was able to meet with many seasoned professionals in and around Nashville and she began to realize who she wanted to become as an artist.

For Karla, inspiration is found in the soulful sounds of Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, and Eva Cassidy. When asked of influences, Karla said, “I don’t know that I have any true influences...I have artists that I love to listen to, but I like being very unique and I don’t want to lose my individuality...I don’ t want to sound like anyone but myself".

Karla found herself and her original sound having the opportunity of a lifetime when she was selected to be a contestant on season 2 of NBC’s hit show, “The Voice”.  She made her way far into the competition making it onto Team Adam and progressing to the top 16.  "I learned so much and grew so much as an artist and performer because of The Voice," said Davis of her experience.  "Now I feel like I finally have the confidence that I've always been searching for...I'm finally ready".

With her second album under her belt, and now calling Nashville home, Karla is continuing to write, perform, and hone her craft with the likes of some of the best in the business.  Living by one of her favorite quotes from Gandhi, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world," Karla said, “Music can change the world...I know it! I think everyone is here for a reason; my reason, my purpose, is to use music to change lives".



Sunday September 15, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Moosic Stage

8:00pm

Bree Manning
I'm singer and songwriter. My main focus, when writing, is my lyrics; I want to be able to effect every single person who listens to my music, whether it be in a good way, an amazing way, a mind opening way, or even to spark some thinking. My style is all over the place... when it's me and my guitar I'm super laid back (yet still entertaining, I promise!), but when I have a full band behind me, I'll pretty much rock out. I'm a quiet girl with a secretly big personality that I really intend to show to the world one day.


Sunday September 15, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Moosic Stage

8:15pm

8:30pm

Karla Davis

Karla Davis is a soulful singer/songwriter from Monroe, North Carolina.  Driven by the church, it was the choir that invoked her musical spirit. Karla grew up not only singing in church, but also as a phenomenal athlete. She played multiple sports throughout high school and went on the receive an athletic scholarship to play for the Women’s Soccer Team at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “I was so focused on school and soccer that once it was all coming to an end I had to figure out what truly made me happy...what I was meant to do".  Music found Karla just as quickly as her fingers found their home on the fret board of her first guitar.  "I could just hear something on the radio and play it...I felt a fire inside of me when I performed...like nothing I had ever experienced before".  

After posting youtube videos that began receiving hundreds of thousands of views weekly, Karla started believing music was what she was supposed to pursue.  So, she took a leap of faith in the fall of 2009 when she decided to move to Nashville, TN.  She began networking with writers and artists around town and actually started garnering enough interest to make a name for herself. She had been competing, round by round, in the Colgate Country Showdown and found herself at the doorsteps of the Ryman Auditorium where she would compete in the National final.

On January 14, 2010 Karla was named the winner of the Showdown and was given the title Best New Act in Country Music.  “I was so grateful,” said Davis, “That was such a monumental moment so early in my career".  Through her success with the Showdown, Karla was able to meet with many seasoned professionals in and around Nashville and she began to realize who she wanted to become as an artist.

For Karla, inspiration is found in the soulful sounds of Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, and Eva Cassidy. When asked of influences, Karla said, “I don’t know that I have any true influences...I have artists that I love to listen to, but I like being very unique and I don’t want to lose my individuality...I don’ t want to sound like anyone but myself".

Karla found herself and her original sound having the opportunity of a lifetime when she was selected to be a contestant on season 2 of NBC’s hit show, “The Voice”.  She made her way far into the competition making it onto Team Adam and progressing to the top 16.  "I learned so much and grew so much as an artist and performer because of The Voice," said Davis of her experience.  "Now I feel like I finally have the confidence that I've always been searching for...I'm finally ready".

With her second album under her belt, and now calling Nashville home, Karla is continuing to write, perform, and hone her craft with the likes of some of the best in the business.  Living by one of her favorite quotes from Gandhi, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world," Karla said, “Music can change the world...I know it! I think everyone is here for a reason; my reason, my purpose, is to use music to change lives".


Sunday September 15, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Bree Manning
I'm singer and songwriter. My main focus, when writing, is my lyrics; I want to be able to effect every single person who listens to my music, whether it be in a good way, an amazing way, a mind opening way, or even to spark some thinking. My style is all over the place... when it's me and my guitar I'm super laid back (yet still entertaining, I promise!), but when I have a full band behind me, I'll pretty much rock out. I'm a quiet girl with a secretly big personality that I really intend to show to the world one day.


Sunday September 15, 2013 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Moosic Stage

9:00pm

Hedrick's Racing Pigs
Come see some trained pigs race around a track! It’s sure to be a fun, and hilarious, event for all ages. You’ll be surprised at these cute little athletes!

Sunday September 15, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Ag Zone

9:15pm

9:30pm

Karla Davis

Karla Davis is a soulful singer/songwriter from Monroe, North Carolina.  Driven by the church, it was the choir that invoked her musical spirit. Karla grew up not only singing in church, but also as a phenomenal athlete. She played multiple sports throughout high school and went on the receive an athletic scholarship to play for the Women’s Soccer Team at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “I was so focused on school and soccer that once it was all coming to an end I had to figure out what truly made me happy...what I was meant to do".  Music found Karla just as quickly as her fingers found their home on the fret board of her first guitar.  "I could just hear something on the radio and play it...I felt a fire inside of me when I performed...like nothing I had ever experienced before".  

After posting youtube videos that began receiving hundreds of thousands of views weekly, Karla started believing music was what she was supposed to pursue.  So, she took a leap of faith in the fall of 2009 when she decided to move to Nashville, TN.  She began networking with writers and artists around town and actually started garnering enough interest to make a name for herself. She had been competing, round by round, in the Colgate Country Showdown and found herself at the doorsteps of the Ryman Auditorium where she would compete in the National final.

On January 14, 2010 Karla was named the winner of the Showdown and was given the title Best New Act in Country Music.  “I was so grateful,” said Davis, “That was such a monumental moment so early in my career".  Through her success with the Showdown, Karla was able to meet with many seasoned professionals in and around Nashville and she began to realize who she wanted to become as an artist.

For Karla, inspiration is found in the soulful sounds of Bonnie Raitt, James Taylor, and Eva Cassidy. When asked of influences, Karla said, “I don’t know that I have any true influences...I have artists that I love to listen to, but I like being very unique and I don’t want to lose my individuality...I don’ t want to sound like anyone but myself".

Karla found herself and her original sound having the opportunity of a lifetime when she was selected to be a contestant on season 2 of NBC’s hit show, “The Voice”.  She made her way far into the competition making it onto Team Adam and progressing to the top 16.  "I learned so much and grew so much as an artist and performer because of The Voice," said Davis of her experience.  "Now I feel like I finally have the confidence that I've always been searching for...I'm finally ready".

With her second album under her belt, and now calling Nashville home, Karla is continuing to write, perform, and hone her craft with the likes of some of the best in the business.  Living by one of her favorite quotes from Gandhi, “you must be the change you wish to see in the world," Karla said, “Music can change the world...I know it! I think everyone is here for a reason; my reason, my purpose, is to use music to change lives".



Sunday September 15, 2013 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Moosic Stage

9:45pm

Flying Houndz
The Flying Houndz Frizbee Trick Dog Show makes its way to the Tennessee State Fair for the first time ever in 2013. This explosive, high-energy attraction features frisbee tricks and one of a kind choreographed dancing dog routines, sure to thrill the entire family.


Sunday September 15, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Thrill Zone

10:00pm

Bree Manning
I'm singer and songwriter. My main focus, when writing, is my lyrics; I want to be able to effect every single person who listens to my music, whether it be in a good way, an amazing way, a mind opening way, or even to spark some thinking. My style is all over the place... when it's me and my guitar I'm super laid back (yet still entertaining, I promise!), but when I have a full band behind me, I'll pretty much rock out. I'm a quiet girl with a secretly big personality that I really intend to show to the world one day.


Sunday September 15, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Moosic Stage

10:15pm

10:15pm

Western Comedy Showdown
Sunday September 15, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Family Fun Zone