The Half Moon Music Festival is Sunday, on the scenic shores of Watts Bar Lake. This long time favorite event is accessible from both land or by water.
“It's great seeing the boats line up every year. I also enjoy seeing all of our visitors on shore. We love hosting this event!” said Dr. Wayne Tipps, Half Moon organizer. “It is an opportunity for our community to come together and enjoy good times, great music and wonderful scenery."
The festival will begin at 1 p.m. beginning with Mt Le Conte Jug Band, followed by the Streamliners, a Knoxville area Big Band Group. A performance by the Tennessee Wind Symphony will begin at 3 and the festival will end with a performance by long time Half Moon Festival favorites, the Possum Hunters.
This year's Half Moon Music Festival is being held in September as opposed to its normal July date and the weather should be great. The event is free of charge with donations being accepted.
Parking for the event is free and is available at 118 Christy Lane in beautiful Ten Mile Tennessee. 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 water.
The Half Moon Music Festival is made possible by sponsors like the Roane County Alliance and the Blue Springs Marina.
From Chattanooga and areas South & West by car:
- VIA U. S. 27 , North on 27 to State Route 68 which goes across Watts Bar Dam. South on 68 to State Route 304, turn left and go app. 9 miles to Half Moon Shores Drive. Follow the signs to the festival.
- VIA I-75, North on 75 to second Athens exit. Exit on to State Route 305. Turn left and continue to State Route 68. Left on 68 to 304 N. Right on 304 app. 9 miles to Half Moon Shores Drive Turn left and follow the signs to the festival
From Knoxville and areas East:
· I-40 to Kingston. Exit 352. Turn right on to TN 58 and continue across the TN river to Route 304. Go app. 12 miles to Half Moon Shores Drive. Turn right and follow the signs.
· WATTS BAR LAKE-The festival is located in Cane Creek (also know as Blue Springs Cove) across from Mile Marker 547. Enter the cove at no wake speed. The festival is on a peninsula on the right across from Blue Springs Marina.
For further information on the event contact:
Dr. Wayne Tipps 865 717-0584 or Waynetipps@hotmail.com. More information and images available at www.halfmoonfest.com.