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"Most heavenly place I ever entered," is what John Muir wrote about seeing Roane County on his 1,000-mile trek to Florida 150 years ago.  This is a Celebration of Land and Song to honor the 'Father of the National Park System.

To be held annually in September, the John Muir Fest is an Americana Music & Preservation Festival celebrating land and song.  It was first held on 9/7/17 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of John Muir's 1,000-mile walk from Indiana/Kentucky to Florida that included a trek into Roane County, across the Emory River, and into Kingston where he stayed the night. 

Plans are being made to hold it again in 2019 so stay tuned!

This event is one of a kind with lots of great music but also learn about the environment and how to preserve it.  Last year the event included a sturgeon release, local botanists and well-known conservationists. 


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Holloway Sisters sing at Muir Fest
Enjoy live music all day long!
cannon at Fort Southwest Point
Come for the cannon firing
John Muir Fest

1226 S Kingston Street
Kingston, TN 37763

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