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Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree Announce Exciting Partnership

Smithville, Tennessee – The Tennessee Department of Economic Development through The Tennessee Entertainment Commission is thrilled to announce a dynamic partnership aimed at enhancing the cultural and economic vibrancy of the local community.

“Smithville has done an amazing job building this event over the years to what it is today. They are a true example of how communities can use music to bolster economic development,” stated Jimmy Wheeler, Director of Business Development – Music Office. The Music Office was established April 2023 to include music to increase economic development throughout the state of Tennessee.

Kim Driver Luton, President of the Jamboree said “Our festival is the official festival for Tennessee. It is so exciting to see economic development recognize the importance of music in Tennessee by sponsoring our event.”

The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree has been a cherished tradition for over five decades. Each year, it draws musicians, craft artists, and enthusiastic spectators to the heart of DeKalb County. What began as a celebration of Appalachian music and dance has evolved into a broader tribute to the rich cultural heritage. The festival, held annually on the Friday & Saturday nearest Independence Day, highlights the absolute best of traditional artistry.

This year’s festival will be held Friday, July 5th - Saturday, July 6th, 2024. For more information about the Jamboree, visit or call (615) 597-8500. To contact Tennessee Entertainment Commission, the number is (615) 741-3456.