WDVX Caps Two Decades of Exceptional Americana Programming With the WDVX 20 Year Celebration Slated for Mid November
“When I think of WDVX, I think of community radio. I know it stretches a lot further than just the community, but it captures the spirit of the place. It’s much more than just a radio station. It feels like a friend.” Ketch Secor, Old Crow Medicine Show
From its humble origins situated in a camper located in an East Tennessee campground, through to its present stature as one of America’s — make that the world’s — foremost authoritative voices for authentic Americana, WDVX has established an enviable niche in the realms of roots music and other indigenous forms of folk, rock, blues and country. Lauded by listeners and artists alike, many of whom received their initial exposure on the station’s airwaves, WDVX has become a true bastion of Americana music in all its many forms.
To commemorate that remarkable legacy, the station will present the WDVX 20 Year Celebration on November 17, 2017 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Bijou Theatre in downtown Knoxville. In addition, the concert will also be broadcast live on WDVX.
Co-produced by Senior Creative Consultant and On-Air Personality Tony Lawson and WDVX Program Director Katie Cauthen, the festivities will feature an impressive array of artists spanning all realms of the Americana spectrum, including a number of special guests to be announced later. Each portion of the live variety show will be introduced by a WDVX personality, along with a special set focusing specifically on East Tennessee artists, hosted and curated by Cruz Contreras and Sam Quinn, from Knoxville’s own nationally-known band The Black Lillies. In addition, two-time IBMA award winner Phil Leadbetter has gathered many of the leading lights of the Bluegrass world for a special performance that promises to be one of many remarkable offerings showcased throughout the evening.
Note: Additional artists and headliners will be announced soon.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on September 8 through all TicketMaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at KnoxBijou.com. In addition, a limited number of tickets will be offered in advance at the free WDVX “Cheers to 20 Years” concert taking place in Knoxville’s Market Square on Friday, September 1.
East Tennessee’s Own WDVX is a listener supported public broadcaster heard locally on 89.9, 102.9, and 93.9 and streaming on WDVX.com. WDVX is a service of Cumberland Communities Communications Corporation, a 501c3 organization.