The thirteenth edition of the Half Moon Music festival will be held Sunday, July 8, from 1-5:30 p.m. on watts Bar Lake in Ten Mile, Tn. This yearly showcase of area talent allows a blend of music and a relaxing day spent in the scenic Blue Springs Cove of Watts Bar Lake.
"The event is our way of giving back to the area” states Dr. Wayne Tipps, Half Moon organizer. “It is an opportunity for our community to come together and enjoy the natural resources of the area as well as enjoy some fantastic music."
Included in this year's musical lineup will be local favorites like the Lone Mountain Band, Nancy Brennan Strange and the Mt Le Conte Jug Band and The Possum Hunters. Each of these performers provide a family friendly foot tapin good time. Music genres will range from Bluegrass, to Southern Acoustic and from Country to Jazz.
The headliner for the event will be the East Tennessee Concert Band. This long time event headliner is a collection of classical musicians who perform a year-round series of concerts in a wide range of venues. They are dedicated to excellence in symphonic band performance and in providing quality band music to the people of East Tennessee. The band is under the direction of Dr. Ric Best.
As always this year’s festival is free of charge with donations being accepted and is made possible by sponsors like the Roane County Alliance and the Blue Springs Marina.
Parking for the event is free and is available at 118 Christy Lane. For more information on the festival or detailed directions visit the festival’s website at www.halfmoonfest.com or find them on Facebook. Come by land or by water.