42nd annual festival

The Festival has come and gone for 2015, we could not have asked for better weather! Many regular attendees were missed that could not come, especially Jake.   Mark your calendars for next years festival the weekend of May 6-8, 2016 which will be our 43rd annual festival.

Below are links to some of the videos that were taken of different groups during the festival.

SADA on the open stage playing Moonshine and Mountain Home: https://youtu.be/k8T5WCrmttk

Magnolia Strings at the Gazebo playing Clinch Mountain Backstep: https://youtu.be/p_x7CUBIdD0

Ric & Dawn on open stage: Pants song and Sweet Hour of Prayer: https://youtu.be/xvQLR5vWqgo

Whistle Stop Pickers at the Gazebo playing Cluck Old Hen: https://youtu.be/vLTnqZYkhDM

Southern Strings at the Gazebo playing Bonnie Blue Flag: https://youtu.be/Ur2SuhAv7Js

Shelby Strummers at the Gazebo playing the tune Bunessan: https://youtu.be/J2EZT_KKHkE

Royce & Darlene at the Gazebo playing song Wooden Heart: https://youtu.be/YALkpAjad2c

Hangmans Reel played at the Wednesday night schoolhouse jam: https://youtu.be/NMGKEwmgrZI

More videos to come, they take a while to process and upload.

SADA festival drawing

Pictures of some of the items donated for our festival drawing on Saturday:


Carpe Dulcimer CD by Rob Angus and Denise Guillory. This also includes a book of the songs on the CD tabbed out.


DSC_0924Small canvas bag with dulcimer embroidered on it


DSC_0923Fleece blanket with floral dulcimer embroidery

DSC_0921Faith of our Fathers CD by After Class, donated by Rob Angus who plays Hammered dulcimer on the CD.

FullSizeRenderScarflett made and donated by Amy Parsons



Gazebo Schedule and times

Due to a surgery and illness, some of the people in Gazebo performances have had to drop out, therefore the Gazebo schedule and times have been revised. They are updated under the festival page, but are also linked below for your information:

Gazebo Schedule and times 2014

Several campers are already at Tannehill. It is not known yet when Campground 1 will open, the Electricity and sewer have been repaired or replaced (all sites in campground 1 will now be 50 amp), but the site grading and paving has not been completed yet.



I would like to thank everyone for the great attitude with all the changes at the 40th (and probably coldest) SADA festival.  With all the moves due to rain and cold weather everyone still was enthusiastic and there were few complaints about the confusion due to the changes.  We were blessed to receive the Event center from Tannehill to have the Saturday morning performances, slow jam and vendors inside as it was too cold to have the events outside.     Although the weather was much cooler than usual for the Open Stage performances, it was sunny and we had a great turnout.  We hope everyone has a safe trip home and stays healthy throughout the year and can come back next year (Mark your calendars for Saturday May 3rd).  This is a great festival not because of SADA, but because of all the wonderful people that come from all over to make it so enjoyable and we thank you all.

Shirt orders

We are in the process of ordering shirts for the 40th anniversary festival, which are only available by pre order.

The following shirts are available:

T-shirts in a cotton/polyester blend

Sweat shirts in a cotton/polyester blend

Long Sleeve T-shirts (listed as LST on order form) in 100% cotton.

Ordering form is below and must be received with payment by Dawn Wilson by April 6, 2013. The design and cost(s) are listed on the order form.

If you previously sent in an order and would like to change your order, please let Dawn know as soon as possible. Note that the cost of the extra sized shirts has gone down. If you have already ordered this size and don’t want to change your order, you will be refunded the difference when you receive your shirt.