7th Annual 41A Music & Arts Festival Sept. 23-24

7th Annual 41A Music & Arts Festival Sept. 23-24

Coming to Downtown Tullahoma this weekend!

The Highland Rim Kiwanis Club Presents the 7th Annual 41A Music Festival on September 23 & 24. Make plans to attend the areas finest annual FREE event rain or shine. Live music, a variety of vendors, and a family friendly environment; including a kids zone! Lawn chairs are welcome, but outside coolers are prohibited. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Angie Smotherman, Volunteer Coordinator at (931) 455-3488.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday Line-Up

6:00 pm - Sweet Honey

Nashville-based band Sweet Honey will kick off the festivities on Friday Night! The band, made up of Jessie Rose Pennington and Lindsey Brassfield, is no stranger to Tullahoma. The duo has a dedicated fan base in town that they said makes performing in town that much more fun.

“We have a really large following in Tullahoma and we really enjoy playing in town. We have great crowds and it always seems like they are really appreciative of what they are hearing,” said Brassfield.

The duo has played local music spots such as Daddy Billy’s and London’s Sports Bar. For more information about Sweet Honey, click here

7:30 pm - Stagger Moon Band

Following Sweet Honey on Friday night is local favorite, The Stagger Moon Band!

The Stagger Moon Band is an Southern Alternative powerhouse from Middle Tennessee formed in 2013 to integrate the unique sounds and insurmountable talent of four genre rogue musicians. A collaboration of founding Alto Funk lead singer and rhythm guitarist, Ky Brazelton, and drummer, Stevie Counts, with former Two Dogs Rose drummer turned bass player, Clark McClain, and the soul sound of Ken Huddleston.

With influences ranging from well-known artists like Eddie Vedder, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix, to the more unexpected artists such as Travis Meeks, Nathan East, and Carter Beauford, the experience that is accumulated from each member of The Stagger Moon Band compounded with the musical gift each possesses creates an authentic and captivating sound. For more information about The Stagger Moon Band, click here

9:15 pm - Fan Halen

Headlining Friday Night, all the way from California, is the world's #1 tribute band to Van Halen... FAN HALEN! 

Based in Southern California, FAN HALEN has been together for 10 years playing to enthusiastic crowds all over the US as well as the globe including Japan, South America, Canada and Mexico.

Known as “The World’s Most Authentic Tribute to Van Halen”, FAN HALEN sets the stage for a night with Dave, Eddie, Alex and Michael with a true-to-life tribute to not only the band but the spirit of an era!

Saturday Line-Up

12:00 pm - Jesse Black

Jesse has performed and sang a wide range of classic rock, blues and country material from CCR, Hank Williams, Bo Diddley, the Eagles, the Beatles, Joe Walsh, Bob Dylan, Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Uncle Kracker, Mark Germino, John Prine, Don Henley, Old Crow Medicine Show, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Cash and many others. "

I have 3 hours worth of cover and original material and I have had the opportunity to perform at over 300 events in over 150 venues. The last three years I have performed across 12 states including Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming." For more information, visit www.jesseblackmusic.com

1:30 pm - The Hart Strings

The Hart Strings, based in Nashville, are excited to be joining a lineup of great musicians in this year’s 41A Music Festival with their performance on Saturday at 1:30. With key influences from The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and The Lumineers, theirs is a modern folk-rock sound. Their first full-length album, Good Conversation, released in 2012, was followed by their music video SHARP, and a second cd, LIVE! in 2015. They competed in Grammy Gig of a Lifetime 2014 as a finalist. The Hart Strings took their music on the road most recently with a tour that stretched from the Midwest to the East Coast.

The band developed a strong local following with its debut Tullahoma performance at last summer’s South Jackson Goes Country. Lead singer-songwriter Ted Hartog looks forward to a return to Tullahoma, where he has spent many good times with grandparents and Epley and Nelius cousins. For more information visit www.TheHartStrings.com.

3:00 pm - Chase Clanton and The Vintage Vibes

Chase Clanton and Vintage Vibes is a classic rock, blues, and country group from Middle Tennessee. Featuring Patrick Ruff - Rhythm guitar & lead vocals; Stevie Counts- Drums; Scott Macleod - Bass & Vocals; and Chase Clanton - Lead Guitar

For more information about Chase Clanton and The Vintage Vibes, click here

4:30 pm - Bad Monkey

A local favorite, Bad Monkey, plays everything (Rock) and some Country the kind that makes you wanna sling mud and kick butt. "It is about the music and the crowd. At our shows, everyone is in Bad Monkey. It is a party for everyone that shows up." Featuring Lead Vocal: Jeff Banks; Drums/back-up vocals: Todd McKibbin; Lead and Rhythm Guitar/back-up vocals:Rob McMahan; and Bass Guitar/back-up vocals: Pike Saunders.

For more information about Bad Monkey, click here

6:00 pm - Alaina Blair

Alaina's soul driven guide to succeed and an amazing band behind her efforts is probably why she is continually asked to support national acts. Her list is extensive...Jonny Lang, Macy Gray, 3 Doors Down, Aaron Lewis, Jana Kramer, Jamie Lynn Spears, Anna Nalick, Marc Cohn, Jason Michael Carroll, Lukas Nelson and Promise Of The Real, Lee Rocker, Martha Davis and The Motels, Casey Abrams of American Idol and she supported on the VIP Stage for Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett and The Zac Brown Band.

On stage her performance is captivating, when she was opening for Marc Cohn he waited off stage and hugged her after her set, complimenting and congratulating her! She was honored to be named an Artist To Watch in a CBS Los Angeles article. For more information about Alaina Blair, visit http://alainablair.com.

7:30 pm - Bo Bice

Bice's career began to take shape when he worked the Southern club circuit in a number of bands, including Blue Suede Nickel, Purge and Sugar Money. Although the groups made some in-roads, his initial claim to fame came in 2005, when he finished 2nd to Carrie Underwood on FOX television's American Idol. 

His first release following that show, The Real Thing, yielded the chart-topping single "Inside Your Heaven" and helped Bice attain the first of his two gold record awards. 

The album 3 was Bice's first brush with the Nashville community, and all its songs were written or co-written by Bice, with production credits by Bice and D. Scott Miller (who's worked on hits by Trace Adkins, Patty Loveless and Asleep at the Wheel, among others). It was a hard decision to leave his mom in England, and he addressed it in "You Take Yourself With You," (a song that charted in the Top 20 on GAC's Video Countdown) from his 2010 release, 3. "D. Scott Miller and I wrote that song when we were just sitting and talking about the first time you leave home," he said. "He's older than me, but everyone has that same feeling when they take off." 

"My next record will continue to reflect my love of my country, my family' my faith and the emotional journey I'm on," he said during a recent interview from a recording studio behind his home that he shares with his wife and three young children. "I moved my family to Nashville six years ago and that change is now reflected in my music." For more information, visit www.bobice.com.

9:15 pm - Glen Templeton

Alabama-born country music singer and songwriter Glen Templeton, is known for his singles “Ball Cap,” “Let Her Go,” “Sing That Song Again,” and “Country Boys for Life." 

In 2008 GT was hand picked by Conway Twitty’s daughters to portray Conway in the touring musical tribute to their father.Glen has shared the stage with a number of other country music artists as well. In his early Nashville days, he worked the clubs down on lower Broadway. At the world famous Tootsie’s, it wasn’t uncommon for an “A List” star to hop up on stage to do a few songs with Glen and the band. After earning a reputation as one of the best singer-songwriters to play the shotgun bars and honkytonks in Nashville, Glen was recruited by Mike Murphy, owner of Cowboy’s Dancehall clubs in Texas. He toured the circuit playing to several thousand people each weekend for his own shows and was the opening act for a number of top names in country music.    

Never forgetting his old school country roots, Glen cites the shows he performed on tour with George Jones in early 2009 as some of his favorites. He has also appeared on CMT, The Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman, and a long list of regional performance venues. True to his nature, Glen doesn’t lose sight of what’s important in life: “I’ve played a lot of places, but I’d have to say some of the most personally rewarding are when I go back home to Alabama and play for hometown people that really care about me and want to see me do well.” 

Securing a foothold as a performing artist on the country music stage in 2010, Templeton crisscrossed the country playing events such as The ACM’s All-Star Jam, Country Jam USA, Cheyenne Frontier Days and numerous state fairs and festivals to perfect his rollicking stage show.    

From producers, studio musicians and music industry vets to country radio and its listeners, Glen Templeton has set out to impress and inspire.  No bells, no whistles--just straight down the pipe--Glen is genuine in his performance; his studio recordings translate as undeniably and absolute as his live stage show.    

Country music may have chosen Glen Templeton, but it won’t be long before country music fans all over the country are choosing Glen Templeton’s music.  For more information, visit www.glen-templeton.com.

About 41A Music Festival & Highland Rim Kiwanis Club

Now in its seventh year, the 41A Music and Arts Festival is a significant source of fundraising for the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club, which uses the proceeds to support area children’s charities.

With donations collected during the free community event in the first six years, the club has been able to contribute more than $66,000 to charities including Tullahoma Day Care, Karing for Kids, 5Loaves4Kids, Coffee County Cares for Families, CASA Works, Talk About Curing Autism, Haven of Hope, and Coffee County Imagination Library.

Volunteers are always needed to help make the festival a success. Those willing to help can reach out via Facebook or on the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club website.

The club meets at noon each Thursday at Lakewood Golf and Country Club. Anyone interested in getting involved with the festival or with the Kiwanis mission to “change the world, one child and one community at a time” is invited to join.

For more information and updates about the 2016 41A Music Festival, click here