National Cornbread Festival’s music line-up is extra-tasty
It’s got music, a carnival, a beauty contest, a car show, pancakes, eating contests, cooking contests, 5Ks, fireworks, street dance, and…cornbread! The National Cornbread Festival is back for the 18th year on April 26-27 in South Pittsburg. This year’s festival features a music line-up like no other before it.
It kicks off Friday night at 7 p.m. with the Malemen Band and continues throughout Sunday afternoon on four stages. From bluegrass, blues and country, to Scotch/Irish folk, to classic rock, there’s something for everybody. Many of the bands and performers are from Tennessee’s border states, but Chattanoogans like Mountain Cove Bluegrass Band and Mark Kelley Hall, who’s in a duo with Savannah Lynne, are also on the bill.
The next generation is continues to take the stage by storm. Sixteen year-old local singer/songwriter Courtney Holder (whose music style has been compared to Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert, and Taylor Swift), and Kinslee Melhorn, who’s opened for “American Idol” runner-up Lauren Alaina and Confederate Railroad, will both entertain.
Not enough toe-tapping yet to balance out those cornbread carbs? A Bluegrass, Old Time, Traditional Jamming Tent will be open to anyone who plays anything from a fiddle to a harmonica. The jam runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.