Join us at Marble Springs on Saturday, May 6th for the Marble Springs Storytelling Festival from 10:00 am till 5:00 pm. Professional storytellers Susan Fulbright, Sheri Liles, Cuz Headrick, and Millie Sieber from the Smoky Mountain Storytellers Association will be performing on our historic grounds telling traditional and historic stories. This year will include traditional folk musician and Appalachian historian, Chip Bailey, whose program titled, “With a Banjo on my Knee: The music of the American Plantation 1760-1860” which will emphasize the contributions of the African Slaves, the Scots-Irish immigrants, and Stephen Foster, the “Father of American Music.” Festivities begin at 10:30am with the Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club followed by the storytelling at 11:00. Children’s activities will also be available; the historic buildings will be open for self guided tours. Pack your picnic, spread out your blanket, or set up your lawn chairs and enjoy some great East Tennessee traditions.
This event is free. Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going towards grounds maintenance and educational programming at Marble Springs. For more information please visit www.marblesprings.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (865) 573 – 5508.
Programming assistance for the event is provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
Programming assistance for Marble Springs is provided by Knox County. Marble Springs is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission, and supplemented by additional funds raised by the Governor John Sevier Memorial Association.