Bluegrass Concert Series at Yee-Haw Brewing Knoxville
Yee-Haw Brewing Company will host WDVX Summer Nights, a series of monthly bluegrass concerts live from the Yee-Haw outdoor stage.
The concert series will kick off Wednesday, May 31, at Yee-Haw’s new location at 745 N Broadway in North Knoxville. With long-time bluegrass frontman Alex Leach as the series host, Yee-Haw will welcome various artists and musical styles for what is sure to be a foot-stompin’ good time. These concerts are free to the public and will be broadcast by WDVX. The concerts will be held at 7pm on select Wednesdays, weather permitting.
Artist Line Up
Wednesday, May 31 – Dom Flemons & Matt Morelock
Dr. Dom Flemons is a musician based in the Chicago area and is famously known as The American Songster® since his repertoire covers over one hundred years of American roots music. Flemons is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music scholar, actor, slam poet, record collector, and the creator, host, and producer of the American Songster Radio Show on 650 AM WSM in Nashville, TN. Matt Morelock is a multi-instrumentalist rooted in Appalachian folk and world music, always looking to expand the genre through songwriting and collaboration.
Wednesday, June 21 – The Jim Lauderdale Band
Jim Lauderdale is a 2-time Grammy-winning Americana icon, a singer-songwriter who is a symbol for creative integrity and prolificacy for 35 albums over decades of recording. He’s an A-list Nashville songwriter whose songs rule the country charts while recording an eclectic catalog of albums that run the gamut of American roots styles.
Wednesday, August 23 – The Alex Leach Band with Special Guests
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Alex Leach and the eponymous band he fronts are joining contemporaries like Billy Strings in redefining what modern roots music and bluegrass are through originality and a purposeful evolution away from long-held stereotypes.
WDVX was started in 1997 by a grassroots effort of passionate, like-minded people who wanted a radio station that represented the culture of the mountains and celebrated its music. WDVX was inspired by the songs that came from generations of people swapping tunes and picking on the porch. WDVX promotes the cultural heritage of East Tennessee and the Southern Appalachian region with original musical programs showcasing live radio performances, under-represented arts, and emerging and local talent. WDVX broadcasts on 89.9 FM, 102.9 FM in Knoxville, and 93.9 FM Seymour/Kodak.